Trust Challenge Digital Media and Learning Competition

Nov 3, 2014

Call for Proposals: Announcing the Trust Challenge

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?

The fifth open, international HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition, the Trust Challenge, will award $1.2 million to institutions and organizations that tackle these questions in real-life learning contexts. The Trust Challenge will fund successful collaborations or “laboratories” that create scalable, innovative, and transformative exemplars of connected learning that bridge technological solutions with complex social considerations 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.

Who can participate: Successful proposals will include youth-serving and higher ed organizations and institutions located anywhere in the world where challenges to trust in connected learning environments can be identified and addressed.

Teams must include: institutional/organizational stakeholders and administrators that can provide and direct project objectives, inform design and implementation, and increase opportunities for scalability.

Additionally, teams might also include: technologists, web developers, app developers, badge system designers, etc. that can design, build and implement the proposed digital solution. Teams may also include researchers, educators, learning experts, policy advisors, legal counsel, etc. that can give careful consideration to complex social and institutional/organizational considerations around trust and learning.


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