What could be more important than trust? Trust is at the heart of every meaningful learning experience, whether it's between educator and student, mentor and learner, peers and their learning networks. As learners become more immersed in digital learning experiences, trust has become increasingly important in connected learning environments.
In this Trust Challenge collection, we explore topics and conversations focused on the social, technological, institutional, political, and pedagogical challenges to trust, privacy, and safety in open, connected learning environments. What tools do learners need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence? What solutions will foster greater civility and respect in online learning environments? Creating safe, optimized, and rewarding learning experiences is one of five principles included in the Aspen Institute Task Force report, Learner In The Center Of A Networked World. If "students should have safe and trusted environments for learning, as it mentions in the report, how do we go about making that a reality for learners of all ages?
This collection is produced by the fifth HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments. For more information about the Competition, visit dmlcompetition.net or follow #dmltrust on Twitter.