The evolution of Drumbeat.org

Last month we asked for your help in shaping the future of the Drumbeat.org web site. As Mark Surman explained, we’re working with Mozilla Labs and Mozilla Research to tie Mozilla’s innovation efforts together — including an overhaul of drumbeat.org and other Mozilla sites aimed at getting people involved. More than 180 members of the Drumbeat community participated in our …

Good Magazine: Badges will unlock higher-education alternatives

Is higher education broken? Good Magazine cites a growing gap between what learners want and what they’re currently getting. Take stats like this from the U.S.: 57 percent of respondents in a recent Pew Research Center poll said they believed that college “fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend.” From 1982 to …

Hosting a Hackasaurus game jam for kids

As part of this week’s Hackasaurus game sprint, eight rambunctious kids aged 8 to 11 joined us in the new (and still under construction) Mozilla Toronto office. Our mission: Test early game ideas and prototypes. Like X-Ray Goggle training missions, hack mazes, and hackable comic books. Brainstorm totally new ideas. Have them surprise us with cool stuff we’ve never thought …