WHAT IS WEBCRAFT? Web Craft is a systematic approach to Web development and design education. Web Craft emphasizes the fundamentals of Web technologies: • markup, styling, accessibility, internationalization, client-side/server- side scripting, Web architecture, webapp development & user experience Web Craft requires skills beyond those acquired by using WYSIWYG authoring tools.
Web Craft concentrates on a pragmaticinvestment in skills that meet market needs,and solve problems for potential employers. Professionalism and self-training is a key aspect of practicing Web Craft.
Making Websites is a mature profession,like fixing cars, designing bridges, or flying planes.It is not something your nephew should do over the weekend…anymore
DIGITAL NATIVES A person born the DigitalAge – 1980 on; has a greater understanding of digital technology through interacting with it from an early age.
“We found no evidence for any discontinuity intechnology use around the age of 30 as would bepredicted by the Net Generation and Digital Nativeshypothesis” “Older Students’ use of Digital Technologies in Distance Education”, by Chetz Colwell, Anne Jelfs & John T E Richardson http://www.agent4change.net/resources/research/1088
“If we over-estimate their skills weunderestimate the support they need and misunderstand their practices.” 2010 Digital Media and Learning Conference Keynote Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science http://www.debaird.net/blendededunet/2010/04/the-myth-of-the-digital-native.html
“While today’s college students are immersed and fluent in social media, consumer electronics and video games, they’re not nearly as proficient when it comes to using digital tools in a classroom setting; this turns the myth that were dealing with a whole generation of digital natives on its head.” William Rieders Executive Vice President, Global New Media for Cengage Learning Debunking the Digital Native Myth: Higher Education Students Ask for More Support in Using Classroom Technology http://www.cengage.com/trends/pdf/Survey Release and Results.pdf
Tools for Teaching & LearningH OW T O T E AC H W E B C R A F T
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may bebetter able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” - Plato
LPTHW emphasizes precision,attention to detail, and persistence by requiring you to type each exercise (no copy-paste!) andmake it run, as well as to read upon outside topics and to return toexercises and ideas that you dontunderstand, and understand them.
School of Webcraft is a free,online community for learning open web development. At School of Webcraft you canstart learning web developmentright away. We offer peer-drivenstudy groups and courses driven by learners just like you.
WHAT IS THE OPEN BADGES PROJECT? Todays learning happens everywhere. Not just in the classroom. Its often difficult to get recognition for the skills you acquire online oroutside of traditional school. Mozillas Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, makingit easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web. The result: badges can help todays learners display 21st century skills,unlock career and educational opportunities, and level up in their life and work. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges
Hackasaurus spreads skills,attitudes and ethics that help youththrive in a remixable digital world. By making it easy for youth to tinker and mess around with the building blocks that make up the web, Hackasaurus helps tweens move from digital consumers toactive producers, seeing the web assomething they can actively shape, remix and make better.