Web Literacy

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Web Literacy is not a one way traffic. Web Literacy is not something by the virtue of which we look to instill among people the love for web development, it as an ongoing integral process by the virtue of which we encourage students to become good Web Citizens. As it is our duty to be good dutiful citizens of the country and the world at large, it is also the duty of each and every internet user to duly and rightly associate the term ‘good’ with tagline ‘Web Citizens’. We discuss with our delegates the immense possibilities of being a part of Open Source Communities – the global exposure that one gets subjected to when he actively participates and considers himself to be at one with the community. The delegates are given vivid description of how the web works, what actually happens when you type ‘www.mozilla.org’, how can a person build a website for himself and how can he actively contribute to the development of the web. Beside these technical aspects, the delegates are inspired to be good Web Citizens – people who care about the ethics of usage of internet and duly follow the duties that come imbibed with the active utilization of technology. Thus spreading Web Literacy is best way we can give something meaningful, something fruitful back to the technology (i.e. Internet) that has helped shape our future in the way we know, in the way we see it.

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14 th December 2015, session for Hello Web was held at Aakash Institute, Deshopriyo Park, Kolkata.

Two distinct sessions were conducted two enlighten two groups of students studying in Class XI. A total of 126 delegates participated in these interactive sessions.

The delegates gaped in wonder and astonishment as the Mozilla CHiPSET Volunteers talked about Open Source Communities, the prospective field of global exposure offered by these Communities and most importantly how they can enroll themselves into these communities and call themselves a proud representative. The concept of Open Source was clearly explained to the delegates. They were also encouraged to be good Web Citizens. The delegates participated actively by asking a few questions about how these Open Source Communities work. One particular question asked was corresponding to the process of being a part of these communities. Their questions were heard and answered seriously as our motto was to see the knowing satisfactory smile on the face of every answer seeker.

Google Code-in, the revolutionary initiative by Google to instil the love for coding among pre-university students and reward their excellence was also introduced to the delegates.

The feedback for both the sessions was something that all session conductors like to see. The wish to be a part of these global communities and the desire to find more about the revolutionary concept of Open Source could be seen in the eyes and felt in the multitude of attitude of all students who had lend us their ears.

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