The Mozilla Fellowship programs grow, support and cultivate our network of community leaders advancing the free and open web. The Fellows catalyze change in communities we care about (e.g., news, research, advocacy, software developement), supported programmatically (and in many cases, financially) by Mozilla. The Fellowships are cohort-based, immersive leadership development opportunities to amplify the skills and work of the community.
When we talk about “Web Literacy”, we are looking for people who in one way or another are helping others to read, write and participate on the web. That could be teaching and mentoring others on how to share and make use of data, an open source project in the newsroom that helps journalists, or a digital campaign to help your local community understand their rights on the web. It’s a big umbrella which takes on different forms depending on the community – be it youth and makers, researchers, activists, or technologists.
As we continue this work, we will be working to further link the Fellowship work with the evolving Mozilla Learning plan to further universal web literacy. That work has already begun, and you can track its progress here.