Friday, November 13, 2015

Open Source Translation Project for Web Literacy

A recently kicked off for a mini-campaign is inviting volunteers to help translate a Web Literacy Basics I curriculum into five or more languages before the end of the year.

So far we’re at 30% towards our goal (we have some activities in Spanish, Portuguese and Bengali)!

We know having English-only versions of this content has been a blocker for those who want to teach people in their communities how to read, write and participate on the Web. This effort marks a first step towards localizing our web literacy content in hopes of reaching new audiences and developing new leaders.

There are six activities in the Web Literacy Basics module, and the process is fairly easy. While the content lives on static HTML pages, Andre created a way for people to do the translations using markdown, and to submit them using GitHub issues. Each activity has a separate repo, where you’ll find step-by-step instructions. There’s also a handy video to walk you through the process.

More details are in this blog post: and you can feel free to reach out or ask questions about the process in our Discourse forum:

Thanks so much!


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