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New Open Badges communications assets

Badge design drafts from the School of Webcraft badge pilot program

Erin Knight and I have been working on a set of communications assets aimed at explaining the value of Mozilla and P2PU’s Open Badges project for a broad audience.

We’ve just completed an updated set of drafts for:

  1. A one page overview. Explaining the project in simple terms.
  2. A simple napkin sketch, explaining the experience from the user’s point of view.
  3. Five one-page learner stories. With examples of how badges can help people in the real world.
  4. A one-page technology overview, including a tech diagram.
  5. A PDF version of Erin’s badge paper. The original source for all of this material.

These assets will need to be vetted and further improved, but combined we’re hoping they provide a pretty good overview of the project. All of them are available for download in PDF format here. Or check out the Open Badges project wiki.

Here’s some flat image versions to give a sense of what’s contained in the package:

Mozilla seeks School of Webcraft manager to change the world

This new job posting just went live. Please circulate and shout from the rooftops. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidate.

Product Manager, School of Webcraft
Mozilla & Peer 2 Peer University

Learn more or apply now.

Responsibilities

  • Wake up every morning focused on making the School of Webcraft awesome. 
  • Shape the School of Webcraft’s overall curriculum goals and learning map. Identify and help deliver the skills web developers need in today’s world.
  • Own the School of Webcraft user experience. Be an advocate for users. Make sure the learning process is clear and feels good for learners.
  • Promote industry acceptance and recognition for the School of Webcraft.
  • Identify the key skills and competencies web developers need, and work with P2PU and Mozilla staff to implement badges and certification to recognize them.
  • Link with internal Mozilla partners (like the Mozilla Developer Network) to drive content development.
  • Link with other organizations and initiatives working on web developer training and curricula (like OWEA, Opera, WaSP).
  • Co-ordinate with Peer 2 Peer University staff, provide input on the online platform technology roadmap, assessment models and badges to support learners and learning outcomes.
  • Enable community participation. Work with the course and curriculum coordinator to identify and support volunteers with leadership potential in the School of Webcraft community.
  • Outreach to the web development community. Speak at developer conferences, engage with related networks, etc.
  • Work in the open. Share and document work through regular blog posts and other public media.
  • Drive regional expansion into new communities. Spread School of Webcraft to new locales and languages.
  • Manage the course and curriculum coordinator.
  • Metrics. Help set metrics for success and evaluate whether we’re reaching those goals.

Attributes

  • Has a web development background. Speaks web developers’ language.
  • Understands the industry perspective. Comfortable communicating with employers.
  • Passionate about web skills training and curriculum. Has some experience with learning and educational innovation.
  • Excellent communication and community-building skills. Comfortable with a peer learning environment that’s all about community participation.
  • Passionate about open source. Understands and loves the open web.

Details

  • This position reports to the P2PU Executive Director.
  • Full time Mozilla employee with full benefits, on an initial one-year term.
  • The position is not bound by location. Open to remote work.
  • The job requires some travel, within North America and internationally.

About the School of Webcraft

http://p2pu.org/webcraft

  • The School of Webcraft is a joint venture between Mozilla and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). Together we’re building a grassroots learning community focused on web development based on open standards.
  • Our mission:
  • The problem: Web developer training is expensive, out of reach, and out of touch with how the internet is evolving.
  • The solution: Peer learning powered by mentors and learners like you. Self-organized study groups that leverage existing open learning materials, with a smart social layer over top.
  • The goal: Make web developer training free, open and globally accessible. Offer skills and certification that build careers around the open web.

Learn more or apply now.

Mozilla helps young programmers change the web with Hackasaurus

Hackasaurus helps youth hack. Led by Atul Varma and Jessica Klein, the project held successful recent hack jams in Chicago and New York (above). The goal: make it easy for youth to explore and remix the web, through a set of tools and events that make digital literacy and programming approachable, social and fun. Check out this featured post on the MacArthur Foundation’s Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning. Test drive Hackasaurus tools like HTML Pad or X-Ray Goggles. Or share your ideas, tools and resources through the Hackasaurus mailing list or project wiki page.