5 dance steps for Drumbeat

Coming out of the Drumbeat “Learning, Freedom and the Web” Festival, we’ve been working with a handful of interesting new projects. It’s been a great opportunity to test and get feedback on the process for on-boarding new projects into Drumbeat. The goal: make it easier for anyone with a potential project idea or innovation challenge to explain it, get help, …

Funding “Open”

Geoffrey MacDougall just created this talk exploring the challenges and opportunities for organizations looking to fund more “open” approaches to philanthropy, and the Mozilla Foundation’s current thinking around project support. He’s looking for your feedback and ideas. [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYKP4HAC]

EPIC FAIL: the sorry state of web education in schools

Anna Debenham brought the house down with this outstanding presentation at last week’s Mozilla Drumbeat Festival. The key take-away: web education in too many schools — both at the high school and university level — is out of date, lousy, and losing students. So much so that it’s threatening our countries’ digital and economic futures. A failing grade for teaching …