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.
Click here to visit the Web Literacy Map, from Mozilla