Introducing Mozilla Webmaker badges

Matt Thompson

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A new way to teach, learn and get credentials for digital skills

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Mozilla’s Erin Knight launching Webmaker badges today — with the help of a young webmaker who just earned her first badge.

Today at the Mozilla Festival in London, we’re extremely proud to announce the launch of new Mozilla Webmaker badges.

Webmaker badges are an exciting new way to teach, learn and get credentials for digital skills. They’re free, fun, and part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission to create a more web literate world.

Learning by making

Mozilla’s new Webmaker program makes it easy for anyone to make something amazing on the web, learning skills as they go. Now with Mozilla Webmaker badges, they can earn recognition and public proof for those skills as well.

As users complete projects on Webmaker.org – like creating web pages, animated GIFs, or learning the fundamentals of programming — they can earn digital badges linked to their identity. This provides a lasting record of their skills and achievements, and shows off their new skills to teachers, classmates, peers or future colleges and employers, backed by Mozilla.

The initial set of badges now available through Webmaker.org

Building a new generation of digital creators

Digital literacy is to the 21st century what reading, writing and math were to the 20th century — vital to creativity, empowerment and economic opportunity,” says Erin Knight, Senior Director of Learning at Mozilla.

“Webmaker badges provide an exciting new way for people to teach and learn these skills, displaying what they know and unlocking opportunities in the real world.”

This first set of Webmaker badges focuses on introductory skills like HTML and CSS. More advanced badges will follow.

Webmaker badges are powered by OpenBadges, Mozilla’s free, open source software that makes it easy for anyone to issue and manage badges across the web.

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