Open Education week discussion post

Title: Open education and the open web

When: March 10, 2014 – March 15, 2014 all-day (UTC time)

Cost: Free

Contact: Doug Belshaw (Email / Website)

Tags: English, Mozilla, openeducation, web

Event website: Mozilla Webmaker Google+ community

This discussion topic is hosted on an external platform (Google+). Please click on “Event website” above for more information.

Who should participate: Everyone interested in OER, OEP (Open Educational Practices), and the open web.

Discussion description: What does it mean to participate on the open web? How can we encourage others to take agency over the opportunities the open web provides? This discussion led by Mozilla's Doug Belshaw will explore the participatory culture of the web, why it matters, and what we can do to protect and cultivate it.

The Mozilla Foundation teaches the tools, culture and citizenship of the web. In this discussion we will explore the ways in which the open web goes hand-in-hand with open education. We’ll aim for educators, primarily, as well as those interested in getting involved in teaching more openly using the web. The discussion will be conducted in English and focus on tools, culture and citizenship as they relate to open education.

We will be discussing a new topic every day during Open Education Week 2014. This means we can discuss various aspects of open education and how they relate to the open web. On Monday we will introduce ourselves and discuss our experiences of open education and the open web to date. It is hoped that participants will choose to take part in all of the discussions, although you are a free to dip in and out during the week.

The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. We promote the values of an open Internet to the broader world. Mozilla is best known for the Firefox browser, but we advance our mission through other software projects, grants and engagement and education efforts such as Mozilla Webmaker. Webmaker is all about building a new generation of digital creators and webmakers, giving people the tools and skills they need to move from using the web to actively making the web.