Mozilla launches Teach the Web MOOC today

Mozilla wants you to help teach the world the web (and maybe learn a bit about it yourself!)

Today, Mozilla released the latest evolution of their Webmaker initiative. Building on their #teachtheweb rallying cry, Teach the Web: a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration runs from May 2 thru June 30 and features weekly guided discussions, hands-on activities, teaching resources for users to use and remix, and opportunities to connect with a global community of makers, mentors and educators.

“As part of our non-profit mission, Mozilla believes that web literacy—the understanding of how digital things work—is an essential life skill for the 21st century,” Mozilla said in a message promoting the launch of Teach the Web. “We want to empower users of the web to become makers of the web.”

Teach the Web participants will explore new ways of teaching digital literacies through making and learning together, including how to:

  • teach digital literacies through making, remixing and sharing
  • incorporate openness and online innovation into teaching practices
  • adapt educational resources to meet your learners’ interests and needs
  • receive feedback from peers on your own resources and lessons

Find more details or sign up and get started at, join the Google+ Community at, and reach out via Twitter @mozteach.

If you decide to dig in and become your own Webmaker, let us know how it goes. We’d love to hear how Kids+Creativity Network members are using these tools to teach the web in their learning programs. Share your stories, feedback, ideas, and questions with us via email to or twitter @remakelearning.

Published May 02, 2013