Feb 27 2012

Help Mozilla craft their new learning challenges

Guest Post, Mozilla

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Mozilla is creating learning challenges that teach the basics of running webmaking events — and we need your help to make sure we’re getting it right.

We believe that the best way to learn is by making in collaboration with others – and these events are the perfect way to bring people together and help them do that.

Think of the challenges as fun mini missions, where you can dive into a specific¬† task, problem or design challenge to test skills and learn in a way that’s fun, project-based, and focused on getting your hands dirty quickly — instead of a dull, traditional curriculum.

Peer to Peer University (P2PU) — a free, online learning network powered by mentors and peers around the world — is piloting the Challenge framework. In parallel, Youpd.org, an educator, peer-led professional development community where teachers share, learn, and quest together for what works, has created a framework specifically for teachers.

As we soft launch the first phase of the project on February 27th, we’d like to ask for your help, by testing out the challenges we’ve created for running a Hackasaurus Hackjam and giving us some feedback and ideas on how we can make them better.

The challenges will make it easy for learners to understand the engagement and planning that goes in to running an event — and our goal is for them to lead to more webmaking events around the world.

Get started here: http://p2pu.org/en/groups/organize-a-hackasaurus-jam

For teachers: this version might be more tailored to you:  http://www.youpd.org/hackasaurus

Just create an account if you don’t already have one, and you’re off!

And once you’re done, please offer us your feedback through this simple form:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QSRDD6S

Mozilla is committed to creating a generation of webmakers, and getting this right is a big piece of that. Thanks for your help!

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