Mozilla has just released its set of Web Literacy Standards and it’s something that everyone who uses the web personally or in the classroom needs to look at and try to understand.
Many people are comfortable with just accessing the web and siphoning off what they need for the moment. But, that’s only part of the picture. The web literacy standard identifies three strands where you might be navigating, creating for, or participating on the web. See the table below.
It’s not a big task. It only takes a few minutes to read the attributes.
But, where are you? Are you stuck on the left? If so, there’s so much more that you could be doing. Shift your eyes to the right.
In the classroom though, this should serve as a plan to scaffold the type of activities that you have in your classroom.
Where do you fall on this chart? I wish that I had found this to share at the open of the #ECOO13 Conference. It would have added so much value to just about every session that was offered. Certainly, it should help as folks plan for ECOO14.
Kudos to Doug Belshaw (@dajbelshaw) and team for release 1.0.
- Web Literacy Standard (evenfromhere.org)
- Announcing the Web Literacy Standard (specification) (dougbelshaw.com)
- Web Literacy Standard Announced By Mozilla (news.slashdot.org)
- Web Literacy Standard 1.0 from Mozilla (boingboing.net)
- Learning/WebLiteracyStandard (wiki.mozilla.org)
- The Ontology of the Web (Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Learning Standards) (downes.ca)
- Moving the Web Literacy Standard to Webmaker (literaci.es)