Knight-Mozilla learning lab - Day One


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Knight-Mozilla learning lab - Day One

  1. 1. Knight-Mozilla Learning Lab July 11, 2011
  2. 2. Agenda1:00 PM - Welcome1:10 PM - Big Blue Button intro1:15 PM - Lab logistics & assignment #11:30 PM - Our guest: Aza Raskin!2ish PM - Question & answer
  3. 3. Learning Lab FacultyAlex & Phillip: Chief ScientistsKate, Lingsha, and Pippin: Lab shepherds(be nice, they’re marking your assignments!)Jacob: If you have a question, ask Jacob
  4. 4. Learning lab fire hosePlanet Mojo - on your fav social siteCommunity-Mojo - Mailing list for ‘generalconversation’ (500+ subscribers).
  5. 5. Peer-to-peer University Activity wall - General questions, starting discussions, posting links, etc. Tasks - These are your assignments. To submit an assignment, reply with a comment to the appropriate task. Etherpads - Collections of curated links to helpful resources. Chat - #p2pu-166-knight-moz on
  6. 6. Peer-to-peer University Notifications
  7. 7. HomeworkYour first assignment is due today, if youhaven’t already submitted it. It’s simple, justintroduce yourself. (Bonus points for a videointroduction.)
  8. 8. HomeworkWeekly assignment: Will be posted eachMonday, due the following Friday (oh, okay,Sunday!).You’ll submit your assignment on your ownblog and provide a link on P2PU.
  9. 9. HomeworkFinal Project: We’ll be sending outinformation on your final assignment laterthis week.You’ll be expected to put time into your finalassignment each week.You’ll be expected to present your finalassignment (via your blog) before the end ofthe lab.
  10. 10. Next lecturesJuly 13 - 9:00 to 10:30 a.m Pacific Time; 12:00 to 1:30p.m. Eastern Time; 5 to 6:30 p.m. British Summer TimeSpeaker:  Burt Herman is an entrepreneurial journalist.He is the CEO of Storify and a co-founder of Hacks/Hackers.July 15 - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Eastern Time; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer TimeSpeaker: Amanda Cox is a graphics editor at the NewYork Times, where she creates charts and maps for theprint and web versions of the paper.
  11. 11. Let’s take a step back... Build an online maker space’: A place where people can start hammering on software ideas that could be part of tomorrows online news experience. Put our foot on the accelerator: Taking a cue from Mozillas Web FWD initiative (, we want to dramatically speed up the process of taking ideas from concept-to-code by bringing smart people together with other smart people. Demonstrate how to work open: actually showing how the idea of working quickly, iteratively, and in the open can lead to better ideas, better software, and better collaboration.
  12. 12. Let’s take a step back... To give learning lab participants the opportunity to develop a journalistic product idea from pitch to business plan to design document.  To apply the concepts learned in the lectures to an idea that benefits the news industry and/or readers. The idea development process needs to be transparent, open, and collaborative.
  13. 13. The outcome20 participants will be invited to the nextphase of the program. (1 in 3 -- that’s prettygood odds.)Next phase: A four-day ‘hack-a-thon’ inBerlin with our news partners and Mozilladevelopers.Fellowship: Five participants at the Berlinevent will be invited to become fellows.
  14. 14. Aza Raskin!