Data Literacy Curriculum

If the products and services you depend on aren’t already fueled by data, they will be soon. Data drives our journalism, filters our news, and influences the way we spend our hard-earned cash. Data even has its say in the most mundane areas of our lives: consider the content that’s featured on your Netflix account right now. It’s getting truly personal.

Many of us are beginning to acknowledge the risk that comes along with personalization of the web. But there’s still a lot of work to be done to bring our compatriots up to speed on exactly what information is being collected in order to make such wonders possible.

In March, Mozilla Foundation unveiled new core Web Literacy curriculum. We’d like to expand it to include activities that help learners understand their personal data is online, where this data lives, and how best to protect their data.

We’re asking for your help in creating curriculum for “Your Personal Data and You.” During Mozilla’s sprint tomorrow and Friday (that’s May 10 and 11, 2018), please share your experiences teaching others about their online data: what activities have you tried in the past? What would you like to see included in “Your Personal Data and You?” What resources would you like to share with us? What were the outcomes for your learners?

If you’re interested in joining this effort, leave a comment on our issue Mozilla’s Global Sprint GitHub repository. We look forward to hearing from you!