Mozilla have launched a series of resources and map defining the 21st Century Skills supporting web literacy, centred around problem-solving, communication, creativity and collaboration, supporting reading, writing and participation.
In a blog post one of the creators, An-Me Chung, said,
Mozilla is dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge they need to read, write and participate online. We define this knowledge as “web literacy” — a collection of core skills and competencies like search engine know-how, design basics, online privacy fundamentals, and a working understanding of sharing, open source licensing and remixing.
We don’t believe everyone needs to learn how to code in order to be web literate. But when everyone has a fundamental understanding of web mechanics, they’re able to realize the Internet’s full potential. Learning and teaching these skills — combined with 21st-century skills like collaboration and problem solving — allows more and diverse people to shape the Web. And this helps grow a stronger, healthier open Internet.
When users aren’t web literate, they become disenfranchised from the open Internet. And the Internet itself suffers, too — without new and diverse users, it becomes more closed, more commercial, more monolithic.
Supported by a series of teaching activities, the project offers advice and ideas on teaching the importance of web literacy, with resources applicable and adaptable for students of all ages.