“So….,” Ben Simon paused, eyebrow raised, “what is it exactly that you do?”
He was not the first person to ask that this week, so I decided it might be worthwhile to talk a little bit about what I’m working on, especially in the context of the grand Mozilla Foundation vision that I blogged about yesterday.
Last week at the all-hands we had to come up with some first-half-of-year goals, and the education group brainstormed some full-year goals for ourselves. Based on these, here are some of the things I’m going to be thinking about in the months to come:
- Finalize and test the first set of web literacy skills
- Help our existing offerings integrate those skills
- Identify where our offerings fall short in skills we believe people should learn
- Develop scaffolding/activation strategy for non-Mofo instructors
- Develop a community for non-Mofo instructors to share best practices for teaching these skills (“hackable templates”), etc.
- Develop a community for the learners (makers)
- Help build a compelling story for why people (potential makers and instructors) should care
- Develop a set of metrics for measuring success. And measure it. Iterate to improve.
Wow, worst elevator pitch ever. Unless you’re climbing the CN Tower.