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This is a list of mostly confirmed activities for Mozilla's Drumbeat Learning, Freedom and the Web Festival. We'll keep evolving this right up to the date -- but this list should give you an idea of what we're going to be doing.

We additional session ideas from *you*. If you have ideas please see the how to propose activities page first. And look at the main main program wiki page for context and info on how the spaces below work. Finally: write up your idea and email the appropriate contact person below.

Related: Program Schedule

Local learning incubator

As learning becomes more virtual, it also becomes more local. Explore, play and build with projects that mash up cyberspace w/ your neighborhood or community.

  • Citizen Identities and Neighborhood Literacies for Open Learning -- Brainstorming session around how notions of civic engagement and participation can be supported by open data and open tools. Focus on learning through engagement. Host: MacArthur Digital Media and Learning folks
  • Rethink Reading and Remake Libraries -- Learn how libraries are rethinking traditional print literacy in the digital age. Develop ways that library patrons of all ages can enhance traditional collections by adding “new” content to “old” materials. Collaborate and learn from librarians to are developing digital maker spaces for youth, help them improve their programs. Host: YOUmedia @ the Chicago Public Library, iRemix, New York Public Library.
  • Make an open web learning widget -- Develop or help improve simple programs that teenagers can use to learn, play and hack with the web. Host: Mozilla and Chicago You Media Centre. Audience: web developers, librarians, teenagers, anyone who wants to teach or learn basic web development in a fun way.
  • City Walkshop --Collective, on-the-field discovery around city spots intensive in data or information, for preparing a mobile digital learning context and story engine using mobile devices, geo-tagging and video publishing. Host: UrbanLabs
  • OpenRaval classroom -- Help turn Barcelona's Raval neighbourhood into a open learning classroom. The sessions here will focus on preparing for a youth-centered event to follow the festival on November 6th. Host: Mozilla and New Youth City Learning Network.
  • PrintingLab -- Dynamic space for sprint-writing and translating, from open web related manual books to chapbooks with collections related to microblogging-like ideas, advices and comments generated during the festival. Host: FLOSS Manuals

Hosted by You Media Chicago, New Youth City Learning Network and UrbanLabs Organizers: Ingrid Erickson/NYCLN (ierick@gmail.com), Taylor Bayless (tbayless@chipublib.org), Enric Senabre Hidalgo (esenabre@cibersociedad.net)

Webcraft Toolshed

Space Goals:

The Webcraft Toolshed brings together interdisciplinary web professionals across design, development and marketing, students, university & college web educators, informal trainers, advocates and anyone who wants the core values of openness and inclusion to form the foundation for the web's vibrant future.

Together, the School of Webcraft and OWEA want to establish open collaboration on projects that share the common goal of standards-based web education.

The Webcraft Toolshed aims to achieve this by:

  1. Mapping the necessary skills you need to practice web craft and describing the overarching principles that guide web professionals.
  2. Building concrete strategies to connect the organisations, methods and resources that learners turn to for web education.
  3. Remixing and repurposing existing web learning resources for new learning forms and channels.

Hosted by School of Webcraft (powered by P2PU and Mozilla), Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) and the Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA). Contact: Pippa Buchanan

Activities, sessions, sub goals and desired outcomes.

Badge lab

Test, critique and improve badges and tools that recognize informal online learning.

  • Badges, learning and online identity -- Help design, test and hack on an secure online 'backpack' that puts students in control of their badges/credits, degrees and learning materials. Audience: anyone interested in badges, credits and informal learning. Plus, software developers. Hosted by Mozilla, P2PU, Remix Learning.
  • Badges, badges, everywhere! -- Once you start looking for badges, you'll find them (almost) everywhere. In this session we'll review how they are used in various context throughout the world including the scout movement, pilot uniforms, online and social games like foursquare, question and answer systems like stackoverflow, etc.. What can we learn from the use of badges in different environments and settings? Audience: anyone interested in credentials, motivation, assessment.
  • Make your own badge -- In this session you create a badge. What's the badge for? What should it look like? How will you award it? We will also discuss the pros/cons of giving badges for achievements. We'll also work on cut-out badges that we can award to Festival participants. Audience: anyone interested in motivating their kids to take the trash out.
  • Who needs a degree, when you can have a drawer full of badges?!?-- Work on the alpha version of a 'badge' (or credit) system for informal learning that happens on the open web. More and more learning happens outside of formal education - and on the open web. Helps us build a system that let's learners get recognition for their learning - wherever it takes place. Host: P2PU plus bunch of MacArthur DML people. Audience: anyone interested in badges, credits and informal learning.
  • School of Webcraft badges -- This activity is in collaboration with the School of Webcraft tent. We hope to get all past, present, and possible future course organizers to help us brainstorm what badges should be awarded in SoW courses. Host: School of Webcraft. Audience: Anyone interested in web developer training, developers, trainers, lecturers, employers.
  • Badges that don't backfire -- This session is built around ideas of behavioral economics and intrinsic/extrinsic motivation from playing a game. We'll look at what motivates people to do things, and the effect on offering rewards on their behavior. When and how do you use badges to encourage good behavior, and when do they create undesired incentives? Audience: anyone who wants to help others do "the right thing".
  • Translating skills into badges -- Here we take a look into the world of assessment and do some collaborative brainstorming on how to identify and track skills. We are especially interested in recruiting those interested in the open web and web development, but, skills across all domains and disciplines are welcome. Audience: assessment geeks, educators, learners.
  • Badge design - ribbons, medals, stars, belts, and stripes -- This badge activity invites creative designers to help us envision badges as a communication tools. Help us design badges and explore how size, color, complexity, grouping, and layering can all be used to present badges in different ways and therefore to give them different meaning. Our end product is to come-up with a set of specifications and requirements to help guide badge creators. Audience: designers who want to shape the future of learning credentials.
  • So you think your badge makes you the expert? -- Participate in an exercise to identify 'expertise' within the group gathered at festival. Brainstorm about self-identified skills and challenge your peers in on the spot 'assessment'. Main point of session--to think more about how 'expertise' in informal spaces might look/act different from classroom testing scenario. Audience: all experts.
  • Discussions with other spacemasters is underway for possible collaborations and joint activities in the badge lab.

Hosted by P2PU, Mozilla, Remix Learning, DML. Contact: Joshua Gay or Philipp Schmidt

Hackerspace playground

Learn how to make + teach w/ processing.js, arduino, a maker bot and other cool toys.

  • A hacker space in a bus in a public square-- learn how to use lasers, print 3d objects and build cool electronics. Hosted by monochrom. Audience: everyone.
  • Hackerspace slideshow - ongoing with photos from lots of hackerspaces all over
  • How To Start A Hackerspace session
  • Hackerspace vs Makerspace vs Open Lab - WTF?
  • Cool under 10 Euro hacking projects (LED throwies, etc)
  • Hackerspaces demoing projects
  • Vimby Hackerspace Challenge
  • Experience-first Learning - Gever Tulley (Tinkering School)
  • Arduino, Processing and Fantasia Learn simple tools developed for Education in Informatics and Electronics. Create your own Experiments/VideoGames/Robots/Hacks. Hosted by Arduino. Audience: everyone.
  • Xbee - cyclists xbee-arduino enhanced bikes vizualize data from cycling and relative movement - proposed by Vasilis Georgitzikis and Pierros Papadeas. Audience: everyone (we need bikes! - bring yours!)
  • Hackerspacers meet librarians. How to swap ideas, hackerspacize libraries.
  • Sculpture Mob workshops by monochrom

Hosted by monochrom, Dorkbot Vienna and Arduino. Contact Johannes Grenzfurthner

Open content studio

Up close and interactive with open content. We'll begin putting together an open textbook on elements of webcraft, using OpenCourseWare, Open Educational Resources and stuff from the Festival. While seeing what it takes to pull together an open textbook, help us solve issues with discoverability, construct a global course catalog for OER, share your views and play with authoring and editing tools.

  • Pathways to Open Content: A discussion about anything related to improving the discoverability of OER. The objective is to collect ideas about making OER easier/faster to find and enabling it to be used more widely. Come along to talk about your ideas or suggestions, tell us about your OER projects, or to volunteer your skills to increasing the use of OER. Audience: all.
  • Global Course Catalog: Help create a global course catalog to categorize existing and future open resources. Brainstorm its organization, content, format, etc. We also plan to create software that creators of open content can drag and drop their courses/books into that will automatically tag them with metadata, increasing their searchability and discovery. Your ideas wanted! Audience: educators, learners, techies.
  • Content and then? The next big thing ...: Open round table discussion with board members of the OpenCourseWare Consortium and you, to discuss where the global OCW/OER movement could go next. Audience: all
  • Textbook Sprint and Remixing Hackspace – Help write Open Textbooks! Come try the latest cutting edge tools and join us for an Open Textbook Sprint and Remix Fest. There should be a lot of expertise at the festival around topics like web development - come share it by putting it into a new age textbook.

Hosted by Flat World Knowledge, OCW Consortium, Connexions, and OCW Search.


Peer Learning Lighthouse

Peer learning everything. Build your own learning environment. Design and run a course, on any topic. Find others to learn with. Establish your own P2PU Department.

  • Encourage Content Reuse: Educate your users! -- Do you or your initiative create and host open resources? Do your users bother to read the licensing policy or take full advantage of the freedoms enabled by open licenses? P2PU and Creative Commons realize that there is a lack of education around openly licensed content and its associated freedoms--how to use, adapt, and remix content to realize the full collaborative potential that is enabled by CC licenses. Come share your experiences on what does and doesn't work when it comes to educating teachers, students, and life-long learners on using your content--and reuse this knowledge to create effective education for users of open content.
  • Build your personal learning environment -- Learn what tools exist and how to combine then to turn the open web into your personal class room. Audience: anyone interested in learning on the web (Ricardo Torres/ Citilab[1])
  • Create a P2PU School of Webcraft Course   -- Peer to peer learning is radically different from traditional teacher/learner roles, especially online. Get coaching on how to design & run your own collaborative peer learning course! Hosted by P2PU.org & Mozilla SoW.
  • Building a School of Copyright and Creative Commons -- Building on P2PU's Copyright 4 Educators courses, this is a planning session to discuss where we can go from here. What other audiences besides educators should we focus on, how do we leverage the CC International network to reach more jurisdictions, etc. (Delia, Jane, Michelle and Ignasi from CC Spain)
  • P2P Production & Commons Theory Course - Workshop/sprint. Become a peer and help us build a course on peer production and commons theory!
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning with Roadtrip Nation - Our primary goal is to introduce participants to the ethos of the Roadtrip Nation Movement through multi-media content within the Roadtrip Naiton Interview Archive. We hope to demonstrate that The Roadtrip Scholar Community - a unique peer-to-peer learning model which includes user-generated, multi-media content - allows students to help other students explore potential pathways for their future and define their own roads in life. The goal of our collaborative session is to guide participants through The Roadtrip Nation Experience and allow for a participatory brainstorm of the next generation of Roadtrip Nation’s open education resource.
  • Annotate the Web and Map Your Ideas With Peers -- Welcome to all Web 2.0/learning geeks interested in what you can serve up when you vigorously mix social bookmarking, web annotation and knowledge mapping. Tell us what you rate/hate about our Cohere prototype :-)

Hosted by Peer 2 Peer University, Creative Commons and friends. Contact: Alison

Video Lab

The last several years have seen an explosion in the breadth of video content available on the web. Public institutions and private citizens alike are making available a catalog of video that spans the 20th century and promises a rich media environment for the 21st. And thanks to developments in HTML5, video has never been as user programmable as it is today.

The problem? These innovations have had limited influence in traditional learning environments.

We want to spend the next two days thinking of how we can seize the Open Video opportunity for the classroom, and ultimately build working prototypes of tools and experiences that will transform how we use the moving image for education.

Goals for Barcelona

  • Expose participants to the possible, highlighting where innovation is happening and inspiring the collective group imagination
  • Offer right-size learning opportunities for folks who want hands-on knowledge about how to apply video to learning
  • Generate an inventory of ideas for ways in which video innovation can support education
  • Spark discussion and canvas feedback from those passionate about innovation in education
  • Hack working prototypes that remix the ways teachers and students use video in the classroom

Day One

Day Two

Hosted by: Open Video Alliance, Mozilla and the Center for Development of Open Technology. Contact:Brett Gaylor

Storming the Academy

How can ideas like open learning and peer-to-peer assessment to transform traditional higher education and formal learning principles that are deeply rooted in a 19th and 20th century industrial age mentality? This is the question we'll play with in Storming the academy.

Proposed Activities:

  • Storming the Syllabus: Deconstructing the "assignment" with peer-to-peer learning techniques and tactics.
  • Storming the Cloud/Crowd: An interactive performance/demonstration on the ethics of minority voices (however defined) in collaborative projects
  • Future Class: Student presentation and mashup session of Drumbeat Activities on the FutureClass (“class in a box) Website

Hosted by HASTAC ("haystack": Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, http://www.hastac.org) Contact:Cathy Davidson, Nancy Kimberly,Mandy Dailey

Wikimedia lounge

Pitch in on projects that fuse Wikipedia and its sister projects into the world of learning and education.

  • Learning and contributing to Wikipedia in universities (the Public Policy Initiative). [needs description / Mozilla wiki page]
  • Hacking Wikiversity and Wikieducator: collaborative production of class materials of all shapes and sizes.
  • Adding video to Wikipedia - crossover with the video lounge!
  • Making your own book or offline snapshot of Wikipedia -- tips and tricks from English and German projects.
  • ...

Hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland, and Catalan and Spanish Wikimedians.

Angels hacking (at the square)

Local projects and participatory experiences related to teaching/learning music, programming, telecommunication, ICT skills, etc. that would take place right at the Plaça dels Àngels.

  • Scratch Animation Soup: How to become a short movie animation director. With soup pasta kids can build a story, learn animation and scratch programing, all at once, then share the results online.
  • PercussionLab: Open the knowledge and musical practice to everyone, through the use of digital tools and to produce innovative and interactive content with creators.
  • ESMUC Laptop Orchestra: Connect it to the open space at the Plaça dels Angels, to bring their music there and show how its been done.
  • HowTo create a free mobile guifi.net node: A technical session showing the hardware and software steps for creating an open mobile wifi node.
  • HowTo create a local Bank of Commons node: an open session where the Bank of Common Knowledge methodologies are shared and tested.
  • Tag/Categorize/Rethink your initiative... with Move Commons stickers: Ask certain key questions to your own initiative/collective/NGO and show the principles it is committed to through a sticker badge. Audience: everyone. Plus, activists.
  • Startl session with Laurie Racine (invitation only)

We're working on some more activities that will be on the wiki asap, but feel free to contact us to propose a session on Thurday or Friday. Contact: drumbeat-barcelona@lists.mozilla.org,

Other Awesome Stuff

  • Open Source Training Missions Interactive training missions for learning essential open source collaboration skills. Learn how to make patches and chat on IRC, and help improve this community resource to spread free software culture.
  • The Open Source Classroom How can we turn Free and Open Source Software projects into learning environments? What do we need from projects, educators and learners? Contact: David.jaco
  • Graphical teaching It's well-known that a good pictures can convey more than thousands of words. In the open web area, some good examples exist, but not enough. The idea of this activity is to challenge participants to teach concepts of the open web just with one picture. (David B.)
  • Video Lectures - Suggest topics, speakers and techniques to make pre-recorded video lectures for online learning both fun and engaging (David.jaco).
  • Wikiotics language lesson assembly studio.Come turn our conference environment into language education resources. We will take pictures, translate sentences, and arrange both online to create interactive language lessons for people online. Anyone with a camera, laptop, or knowledge of at least one language is welcome.
  • Open Internet = Open Web: We all love the open web and the opportunities for collaboration, education and knowledge exchange that it affords. However, too few of us recognize the importance of ensuring that the network itself remains open and accessible, in order to preserve the open web ecosystem. In this workshop, we'll brainstorm ideas for how the open Internet and open web communities can work together more closely for mutual benefit. Contact: Mehan Jayasuriya (mehan [at] publicknowledge.org).
  • Terra Web Font Format  We show how our Earth is the best Web Font Format: over bark has an endless amount of Fonts (Typography) in all alphabets worldwide! ... És una proposta d'activitat per al Drumbeat Festival de Barcelona, que enllaça amb un dels projectes que recentment s'han donat d'alta al viver del Drumbeat: La Màquina d'Escriure de GoogleMaps. Contacte: Marc Antoni Malagarriga-Picas (marcantoni [arrova] femfum.com)


See old version of this page here. Much of the more tentative material archived there.

This is a list of confirmed and proposed activities for Mozilla's Drumbeat Learning, Freedom and the Web Festival. If you'd like to add to this page, please visit the how to propose activities page first. See the main program wiki page for context and info on how the spaces below work.