I was drawn to the Mozilla Clubs session as an opportunity to find a new method for building web literacy – ensuring the internet is open and accessible to everyone. As libraries know, it’s not simply about access, there is a need for skills and confidence as well.
Mozilla Clubs can be set up anywhere to teach local communities web literacy. I got to speak to a Mozilla Club coordinator who is enabling communities across India to collaborate and build their knowledge of the web; where there is no internet access the learning is still passed on in order to empower individuals with knowledge.
To form a Mozilla Club you need:
- A club captain – that could be you or a dedicated volunteer. Training and a network contact is available.
- A venue – we have plenty of them!
- Members from the local community – you could invite the whole community or target groups e.g. girls.
- A learning plan – resources and tools are available and can be tailored to local need. The curriculum is ‘free, open and educator tested’
Be sure to check out Maker Parties too!