Mozilla Festival Day 2: Webmaking in Higher Education

We had a short session on looking at how we might use webmaker in a higher education context.


  • Helen Lee

Open (Free) Tools We use

  • github
  • firefox
  • webmaker
  • drupal
  • wordpress/buddypress
  • Linux
  • Arduino
  • Pinterest & other social media platforms
  • FLAC

Why They Are Awesome

  • content is shareable, reusable/remixable
  • easy to use, quick to do
  • creates online communities, sense of belonging
  • user friendly
  • low barriers
  • empowers
  • promote exchange of knowledge
  • free
  • transparent
  • lots of resources
  • easy access/equitable
  • collaborative
  • can take away the “tech fear”
  • help to build confidence
  • allows different entry points
  • builds awareness

How We Can Incorporate Them

  • use the tools for (short) projects
  • good to use for demonstration
  • art/social projects (e.g. commentary, parody, mashup)
  • collaborative projects
  • document process
  • allow others to comment on work

Author: Cynthia

Technologist, Librarian, Metadata and Technical Services expert, Educator, Mentor, Web Developer, UXer, Accessibility Advocate, Documentarian

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