Press Play to Connect Learning

March 17, 2016

    More than ever, our current culture of learning is entwined with database architectures and a buffet of technologies that influence how we access and experience learning, including the exploration and discovery of different pathways, and how those pathways are scaffolded. One of the recent developments in this trend are learning playlists, which apply the thinking behind and benefits of modern music playlist technologies to educational contexts. Their potential to conceptualize learning processes and pathways that can lead to expertise development make them a compelling new area for research and design. Scaling high-quality, well-curated, interest-driven learning experiences to broad audiences, and doing so in ways that step people through these learning pathways in meaningful ways — this is something researchers, educators, and designers believe playlists and playlist platforms


Press Play to Connect Learning| LRNG’s Early Release Demo

March 10, 2016

As mentioned in the DML 6 details for the Playlists for Learning challenge, LRNG.org is one of the earliest adopters of learning playlists, and the leader in adapting them for connected learning. DML Competition 6 requires that playlists be compatible with the LRNG platform, so for those wanting to learn more, below is a recent webinar featuring Tim Cook as he highlights some of the functionality discussed in LRNG’s early release demo. LRNG Early Release Demo To recap from DML 6, a connected learning playlist is a curated group of digital and local connected learning experiences and resources (e.g. videos, websites, books, games, articles, etc.). A playlist weaves together these learning experiences into a sequenced pathway centered on a common theme. Playlists broaden opportunities to engage in cohesive, interest-driven connected learning experiences that combine in-school,


Announcing DML Competition 6: $700,000 learning playlists challenge announced today: designed to scale connected learning

March 7, 2016

AUSTIN, TX – March 7, 2016 – The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, today announced a $700,000 open international challenge to scale connected learning through innovative learning playlists that close the opportunity gap and help learners succeed in today’s connected world. The interdisciplinary alliance HASTAC will help to administer the competition on behalf of UCHRI. Applications are due May 13, 2016. The 6th Digital Media and Learning Competition– Playlists for Learning– will offer 9 months development grants ranging from $25,000 to $125,000. Winning teams will design connected learning playlists that provide viable alternatives to traditional learning pathways while scaling experiences and content to diverse local and digital audiences. Winners will become part of an innovative


Three weeks left to submit proposals to the international Trust Challenge

October 10, 2014

Have questions about the Trust Challenge and how to apply? You heard it here (and we annotated it): Cathy Casserly and David Theo Goldberg talk about the Aspen Task Force Report Learner at the Center of a Networked World and answer questions about the Trust Challenge application process. Paul Oh of Educator Innovators talks to Sheryl Grant about the Trust Challenge and how to apply. (Hint: teachers are learners in connected learning environments too.) Take a look at some examples of trust challenges, check out the Aspen Task Force Report, and get your inner innovator ready to apply. Looking at you lifelong learners, educators, technologists, researchers, higher ed administrators, K-12 leaders and thinkers, plus in school, out of school, including museums, libraries, schools, school districts and more. What’s


WEBINAR: Building Trust (and Data Quality) in Cities of Learning

October 9, 2014

The Trust Challenge has launched a broad, open, constructive conversation about building trust in connected learning environments. We invite you to learn more about the Trust Challenge during this interactive webinar hosted by the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition. Our hosts include Akili Lee from Chicago’s City of Learning, Luis Mora from Los Angeles City of Learning, and Rachel Anderson from the Data Quality Campaign. For Trust Challenge informational webinars, submit questions to our guests by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line. When: Thursday, October 23 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST Duration: 50 minutes Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2633109708337421570 Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Webinar will open at 12:45 EST to allow registrants time to establish access Hosted By: Akili Lee, co-founder and Director


WEBINAR: Opportunities for Trust in Networked Learning with Maria Teresa Kumar

October 9, 2014

The Trust Challenge has launched a broad, open, constructive conversation about building trust in connected learning environments. We invite you to join a conversation about trust and learning with Maria Teresa Kumar, Chief Executive Officer and President of Voto Latino and co-chair of the Aspen Task Force. Learn more about the Trust Challenge during this webinar hosted by the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition. For Trust Challenge informational webinars, submit questions to our guests by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line. When: Tuesday, October 28 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST Duration: 50 minutes Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/587039739597187584 Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Webinar will open at 1:45 EST to allow registrants time to establish access Hosted By: Maria Teresa Kumar, co-chair, Aspen Task Force and


WEBINAR: Trust and Learning: What’s the Link? A Conversation with Connie Yowell and Cathy Davidson

October 9, 2014

The Trust Challenge has launched a broad, open, constructive conversation about building trust in connected learning environments. We invite you to join a conversation about trust and learning with Connie Yowell of the MacArthur Foundation, and Cathy Davidson, HASTAC co-founder and Director of the Futures Initiative at CUNY. Learn more about the Trust Challenge during this webinar hosted by the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition. For Trust Challenge informational webinars, submit questions to our guests by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line. When: Thursday, October 30 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST Duration: 50 minutes Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7660848726939103234 Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Webinar will open at 1:45 EST to allow registrants time to establish access Hosted By: Connie Yowell, Director of


Trust and the Moment of Technological Faith: interview with Nishant Shah

October 2, 2014

HASTAC sent a series of questions to thought leaders about trust challenges and solutions that could enable trust across social contexts of connected learning and engagement. From September 3rd through October 31st we will be posting their responses to these questions on HASTAC.org. The Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments 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 Trust Challenge will award $1.2 million to


Settings for Trust in Connected Learning

September 25, 2014

HASTAC sent a series of questions to thought leaders about trust challenges and solutions that could enable trust across social contexts of connected learning and engagement. From September 3rd through October 31st we will be posting their responses to these questions on HASTAC.org. The Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments 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 Trust Challenge will award $1.2 million to


Reflections on Trust and Learning with an Evolving Internet

September 18, 2014

HASTAC sent a series of questions to thought leaders about trust challenges and solutions that could enable trust across social contexts of connected learning and engagement. From September 3rd through October 31st we will be posting their responses to these questions on HASTAC.org. The Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments 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 Trust Challenge will award $1.2 million to