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Offer: Free Training on Web Literacy - a Perfect Fit for the Digital Literacy Phase of our WWW Campaign!

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Love the open web? Now you can teach other people to love it too.

Starting today, Mozilla is offering a series of four online courses designed to help everyone from formal educators to enthusiastic engineers learn how to teach the basic mechanics, culture and citizenship of the web.

The courses are peer-powered by P2PU, and are free, online, and open to anyone who wants to participate. You can sign up for one or take them all, and you can go at your own pace. It involves making things using Webmaker tools and connecting and learning with others. Much of the activity takes place in an online discussion forum, and we’ll also host weekly video hangouts and community calls for real-time networking and support.

The courses cover:

- basics of the web ecosystem;
- developing educational resources;
- open and participatory learning; and
- how to connect with and leverage similar communities around the world.
The courses are designed to lead into Mozilla’s Maker Party — our annual campaign, from July to September, during which volunteers from all around the world throw parties to celebrate and teach basic web literacy skills. Last year there were over 1700 events in 331 cities around the world.

Web literacy is a focus on understanding the web from a holistic perspective, and includes more than just the basics of code. Things like understanding what a URL is, how a browser works, what online privacy and security mean, how to protect your data, how to work in the open and collaborate with others, etc. create a broader frame within which we can educate and empower more people to help protect the web as our largest publicly shared resource.

How does it work?

- Mix and match. There are four different Webmaker Training modules to chose from. Each is a mini-course designed to help people teach and learn different aspects of Web Literacy. Take one, or take them all.
- Hosted by our friendly Mozilla Webmaker training team. With help from our global community of mentors, Peer 2 Peer University, and a new platform.
- Join live activities and get-togethers each week. Including a video session broadcast live on HOMAGO and archived on YouTube, and an open conference call to discuss the content and concepts.

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This is really helpful...and will help us learn more and we can drive it among the areas where required.

LeanaM's picture

Good luck!

Good luck!

Terry's picture

Thanks.

Thanks for sharing. Quite useful.

Terry Shiundu

LeanaM's picture

Tell us about it!

Terry, I hope you have the opportunity to do this training! We'd love it if you wrote about the experience for the WWW: Women Weave the Web campaign!

Greengirl's picture

Nice One!

I hope I can take advantage of this opportunity. I will check it out. Thank you Leana for sharing.

Greebgirl

LeanaM's picture

Please do!

If you have some time to do it, check it out! I would love to hear about your experience with it - was it helpful? Did you learn anything? Would you recommend it to others?

zephaniah's picture

Amazing

This is an amazing opportunity thank you world pulse for changing the lives of women you are providing us all that we need to be successful women

Osai's picture

Nice One

Interesting and useful. Would definitely check it out.

Best wishes,
Osai

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