Digital Media and Learning Competition – Trust Challenge Grants

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Subject: Education, Education Technology, Youth Development
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2014

"Trust Challenge applicants will develop digital tools, platforms, or solutions that address trust challenges in connected learning environments. Successful projects will create exemplar laboratories whose ideas and solutions can be scaled. Proposed solutions should engender trust, safety, and privacy in connected learning environments and empower learners to connect and learn anywhere, anytime in ways that are equitable, social, participatory, and interest driven.

Funded projects should be aligned with the principles of connected learning and develop one or more of the following:

  • social media tools, apps, and platforms that improve trust, privacy, and control of information, and safety online
  • digital badging systems or other online evaluation mechanisms, recognition and feedback methods to recognize learning across multiple spheres in ways that give learners control over how their data are used, displayed, and shared
  • educational or tech solutions to support better, more trustworthy online privacy and security practices and literacies for learners and encourage community building for learning and other productive purposes
  • online learning experiences, tools, or content explicitly designed to promote a culture of civility and respect that empower all youth, regardless of backgrounds, to become responsible creators and stewards of an open, inviting, and egalitarian web
  • interoperable data management platforms or solutions that include open standards and protocols for learning resources

The Trust Challenge strongly encourages collaboration. Successful proposals will include youth-serving organizations and institutions and institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world that serve as laboratories where challenges to trust in connected learning environments can be identified and addressed."

Funder: Digital Media and Learning Competition
Eligibility: "Youth-serving organizations and institutions and institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world. Teams must include institutional/organizational stakeholders and administrators that can provide and direct project objectives, inform design and implementation, and increase opportunities for scalability."
Amount:  Year long development grants: $10,000 to $150,000.
Technology grants: $5,000.
Contact: Link.