Winners of the DML Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments were announced in March of 2015 at SXSWedu. Ten winning projects received awards to build innovations that enable people to pursue learning experiences online in an environment that is safe and private.
With the opportunities of connected learning come challenges to create and maintain trust in constantly changing digital environments. In an open online world where data sharing can enhance learning opportunities but privacy and safety must be protected, effective connected learning environments require systems, tools, and policies that foster trust for networks of learners of all ages as well as for parents, mentors, and educators.
Trust, privacy, and safety are critical to learning in an open online world. 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?