In the run-up to me starting full time with the Mozilla Foundation I’ve been continuing my thinking on web literacies.
The above diagram is based upon the excellent work of Michelle Levesque, my diagramming of her work, and some subsequent post-it notes.
I’m thinking out loud here.
Things that have changed since the last version:
- Move from ‘web literacy’ to ‘web literacies’
- Themes (exploring, connecting, building, protecting) organised hierarchically
- Removal of ‘calling APIs’, ‘manipulating data’ and so on
- Update: The colours no longer mean anything (thanks @PatParslow!)
I realise that the last of these could be contentious. The reason I’ve removed these more technical aspects has nothing to do with whether I think they’re important. Of course they are.
It’s just that if you start from the endpoint of describing someone who’s ‘web literate’ I think it’s entirely possible not to be able to ‘call an API’ yet still be web literate.
What do you think?
I’d really appreciate some feedback – this is still very early work! 🙂