KMi straps its Jetpacks onThomas Ullmann, Tuesday 15 December 2009 | Annotate
The Mozilla foundation announced the winners of the first round of the "Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge" and two teams from KMi won through to the second phase. Jetpack is one of the Mozilla Labs new flagship projects to explore new ways to extend and personalize the Web. Together with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation the Mozilla foundation started the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge to revolutionize learning. The MUPPLE and the COHERE concepts of KMi competed with 38 teams from all over the world in this challenge. The excited Jetpack jury stated that the contributions of the winning teams were of exceptional quality. Both KMi teams are now entitled to a six-week Jetpack tutorial that combines presentations by experts on design/UX aspects and the technical background to Firefox add-ons. At the end of phase two the Jetpack for Learning team will again select the most promising concepts and invite up to ten eligible participants to a face-to-face Jetpack for Learning Design Camp that will take place just before SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas.