Are trust, privacy, and safety critical to learning in an open online world? More so than ever. That’s why we’re announcing the Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments, our fifth open international HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition.
The Trust Challenge will award a total of $1.2 million to institutions and organizations that tackle questions about trust in connected learning environments. How can learners exercise control over who sees and uses their data? What tools do they need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence? What solutions will foster greater civility and respect in online learning environments? How can open technical standards create more opportunities to share and collaborate online in a spirit of trust?
Awards: $10,000 to $150,000 year-long development grants; $1.2 million will be awarded in total.
Timeline: Applications accepted September 3 to November 3, 2014. Final applications are due Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST.
Full information at www.dmlcompetition.net.