London Learning Jam

How would you teach something about the web using a game? This was the design brief we gave a talented group of educators, designers, and developers last week at the Mozilla London Learning Jam. Our thesis is: Use game-like mechanics to encourage learning and making…

A Learning Network for Berlin

There’s a long road ahead to bring Europe’s “start-up darling” Berlin up to par with learning & and the web. Digital literacy and simple computational competencies are often lacking; and there’s no indication yet that Berlin schools will step to fill the gap.* There’s an…

Teaching the 4th “R”. Fireside Chat with Cathy Davidson

Last week Mozilla hosted a fireside chat with Cathy Davidson: author, academic, and pedagogic provocateur. The chat was framed around what the Duke professor calls the fourth ‘R’. Cathy argues that in addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, we need to teach “algoRithms,” the logic…