Aspiration traveled to Austin to run a 3-day Design Camp that culminated Mozilla's Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge. Ten projects from the Challenge were invited to the Camp, which took place prior to South By Southwest Interactive 2010. Aspiration designed and led the event in partnership with Mozilla, along with Philipp Schmidt, Jetpack for Learning (JFL) Coordinator, and Brian King and Andy Edmonds, JFL Course Leads.
The camp brought together developers, designers, and educators who are connecting the best ideas from open education with the coolest new open internet technologies. Design Challenge prototypes were finalized with support from the course leaders, and additional agenda time was spent discussing and working toward a shared vision for social learning in the open web. Selection and announcement of ultimate Design Challenge winner took place during Mozilla's SXSW Interactive event.
In addition to enhancing the ten great Jetpack for Learning projects, the Design Camp had several additional objectives:
- Strengthen the community of practice among practitioners working in the Jetpack for Learning space;
- Engage in visioning and collaboration around the future of open web technologies in the context of education;
- Address participant questions and learning needs regarding all aspects of Jetpack and Firefox development.