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Web Literacy Map (1.1.0)

The Web Literacy Map is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.

Keep up to date with the latest changes to the Web Literacy Map on the wiki.

  • Exploring

    • Using software tools to browse the web

      • Accessing the web using the common features of web browsers
      • Using hyperlinks to access a range of resources on the web
      • Reading, evaluating, and manipulating URLs
      • Recognizing the visual cues in everyday web services
      • Using browser add-ons and extensions to provide additional functionality
    • Web Mechanics

      Understanding the web ecosystem

      • Using and understanding the differences between URLs, IP addresses and search terms
      • Managing information from various sources on the web
      • Demonstrating the difference between the results of varying search strategies
    • Locating information, people and resources via the web

      • Using keywords, search operators, and keyboard shortcuts to make web searches more efficient
      • Finding real-time or time-sensitive information using a range of search techniques
      • Locating or finding desired information within search results
      • Synthesizing information found from online resources through multiple searches
      • Detecting online scams and 'phishing' by employing recognized tools and techniques
      • Encrypting data and communications using software and add-ons
      • Changing the default behavior of websites, add-ons and extensions to make web browsing more secure
    • Credibility

      Critically evaluating information found on the web

      • Making judgments based on technical and design characteristics to assess the credibility of information
      • Researching authorship and ownership of websites and their content
      • Comparing information from a number of sources to judge the trustworthiness of content
      • Discriminating between 'original' and derivative web content
    • Security

      Keeping systems, identities, and content safe

      • Detecting online scams and 'phishing' by employing recognized tools and techniques
      • Encrypting data and communications using software and add-ons
      • Changing the default behavior of websites, add-ons and extensions to make web browsing more secure
  • Building

    • Composing for the web

      Creating and curating content for the web

      • Inserting hyperlinks into a web page
      • Embedding multimedia content into a web page
      • Creating web resources in ways appropriate to the medium/genre
      • Identifying and using HTML tags
      • Structuring a web page
    • Remixing

      Modifying existing web resources to create something new

      • Identifying and using openly-licensed work
      • Combining multimedia resources
      • Creating something new on the web using existing resources
    • Design and Accessibility

      Creating universally effective communications through web resources

      • Identifying the different parts of a web page using industry-recognized terms
      • Improving the accessibility of a web page by modifying its color scheme and markup
      • Iterating on a design after feedback from a target audience
      • Reorganizing the structure of a web page to improve its hierarchy conceptual flow
      • Demonstrating the difference between inline, embedded and external CSS
      • Using CSS tags to change the style and layout of a Web page
    • Coding/scripting

      Creating interactive experiences on the web

      • Explaining the differences between client-side and server-side scripting
      • Composing working loops and arrays
      • Reading and explaining the structure of code
      • Using a script framework
      • Adding code comments for clarification and attribution
    • Infrastructure

      Understanding the Internet stack

      • Understanding and labeling the web stack
      • Explaining the differences between the web and the Internet
      • Exporting and backing up your data from web services
      • Moving the place(s) where your data is hosted on the web
      • Securing your data against malware and computer criminals
  • Connecting

    • Sharing

      Creating web resources with others

      • Sharing a resource using an appropriate tool and format for the audience
      • Tracking changes made to co-created web resources
      • Choosing a web tool to use for a particular contribution/collaboration
      • Co-creating web resources
      • Configuring notifications to keep up to date with community spaces and interactions
      • Using synchronous and asynchronous tools to communicate with web communities, networks and groups
    • Collaborating

      Providing access to web resources

      • Encouraging participation in web communities
      • Using constructive criticism in a group or community setting
      • Configuring settings within tools used by online communities
      • Participating in both synchronous and asynchronous discussions
      • Expressing opinions appropriately in web discussions
      • Defining different terminology used within online communities
    • Community Participation

      Getting involved in web communities and understanding their practices

      • Encouraging participation in web communities
      • Using constructive criticism in a group or community setting
      • Configuring settings within tools used by online communities
      • Participating in both synchronous and asynchronous discussions
      • Expressing opinions appropriately in web discussions
      • Defining different terminology used within online communities
    • Privacy

      Examining the consequences of sharing data online

      • Identifying rights retained and removed through user agreements
      • Taking steps to secure non-encrypted connections
      • Explaining ways in which computer criminals are able to gain access to user information
      • Managing the digital footprint of an online persona
      • Identifying and taking steps to keep important elements of identity private
    • Open Practices

      Helping to keep the web democratic and universally accessible

      • Distinguishing between open and closed licensing
      • Making web resources available under an open license
      • Using and sharing files in open, web-friendly formats when appropriate
      • Contributing to an Open Source project

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