The Mozilla Foundation today launched the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge to create Mozilla Firefox add-ons to unlock new possibilities for learning online. Designers, educators, and software developers who want to turn their innovative ideas into working prototypes will learn to use the new Jetpack technology from Mozilla Labs to create Firefox add-ons to support learning on the open Web, using standard web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The creators of the most promising add-ons will be invited to an intensive three-day Jetpack for Learning Design Camp (to be held in conjunction with SXSW Interactive in March 2010), where they will further refine their work. The Design Challenge is supported by MacArthur, whose digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.

Digital Media & Learning, Education, Technology, Youth