Scaling Trust: How We can Make Trust Part of Old, Traditional Systems

September 11, 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


Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments Interview: Cathy N. Davidson

September 4, 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


Informational Webinars: Applying to the Trust Challenge

September 3, 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 a series of interactive webinars hosted by the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition. During Trust Challenge informational webinars, hosts will address questions about the application process. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line. Trust Challenge Informational Webinars When: Tuesday, September 9 @ 11am PST / 2pm EST Duration: 50 minutes Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6906006506679823105 Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Webinar will open at 1:45 EST to allow registrants time to establish access Hosted By: David Theo Goldberg, Executive Director, University of California-Irvine Humanities Research Institute Sheryl Grant,


Connected Learning Webinar Series Wrap Up

August 12, 2014

For the month of July HASTAC partnered up with the Connected Learning Alliance to produce a webinar series focused on building trust in connected learning environments. An archive page with all the webinars can be viewed at http://dmlcompetition.net/resources/ About this Series We met in July to explore the concept that “students should have safe and trusted environments for learning,” which is one of five principles for creating safe, optimized and rewarding learning experiences shared in the Aspen Task Force ‘Learner In The Center Of A Networked World” report. We know that trust, privacy, and safety are critical to learning in an open online world, so we framed the series around the following questons: What tools do learners need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence? What solutions


Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments Webinar Series completed

August 1, 2014

Jade E. Davis, Program Coordinator at HASTAC, participated in the Social-Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship webinar produced in collaboration with ConnectedLearning.tv, and shares her thoughts about the conversation in this blog post. The final webinar in the Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments series was on “Higher Education as a Trusted Environment for Learning”. In addition to myself, the participants included: Jonathan Worth – Creator of the massive, open Photography & Narrative (#Phonar) course, and a renowned British portrait photographer Audrey Watters – Technology and education journalist, and self-described “rabble-rouser & recovering academic” Howard Rheingold – Author, virtual community expert, and self-described “online instigator & expert learner” Anne Balsamo – Dean of the School of Media Studies and Professor of Media Studies at The New School for Public


Webinar: Tuesday, July 29 @ 2pm ET | Higher Education as a Trusted Environment for Learning

July 24, 2014

Trust in research, public scholarship, pedagogy, and distributed learning environments. How are higher education institutions already embracing principles for creating safe, optimized and rewarding learning? View the webinar and join the conversation or follow along on Twitter using #dmltrust. For the month of July, HASTAC teamed up with the Connected Learning Alliance (CLA) to produce a four-webinar series, stemming from the June 17 Aspen Task Force report, Learner at the Center of a Networked World. This series is part of the ongoing conversation around the Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments. The Trust Challenge funds successful collaborations or “laboratories” where challenges to trust in connected learning environments can be identified and addressed. Successful labs will create scalable, innovative, and transformative exemplars of connected learning that bridge technological solutions


Recap: Thoughts on Social-Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship

July 23, 2014

Jade Davis, Program Coordinator at HASTAC, participated in the Social-Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship webinar produced in collaboration with ConnectedLearning.tv, and shares her thoughts about the conversation in this blog post.  I teach university-level media and culture courses in connected learning environments, and was fortunate to be on the Social Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship webinar with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds: Anne Collier – Youth/tech news blogger, and Editor ofNetFamilyNews.org Janelle Bence – Educator at New Tech High @ Coppell in Dallas Jessie Daniels – Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), and FemTechNet supporter Anna Smith (moderator)- Educational researcher, teacher educator & teacher; founder of #literacies chat on Twitter Initial Thoughts This is an easy-to-talk-about but hard-to-move-towards contextual frameworks topic. We are in the process of defining digital


Webinar: Tuesday, July 22 @ 2pm ET | Social-Emotional Literacies and Digital Citizenship Best Practices

July 22, 2014

Join us Tuesday, July 22 @ 2pm ET to talk about Social-Emotional Literacies and building trust in connected learning environments. How can we encourage multi-directional trust (from platforms to people) and empower learners of all ages to use learning resources confidently, effectively & safely?  How to Participate: Watch and chat LIVE via Google Plus Watch LIVE on this webpage, and chat via #dmltrust on Twitter About the speakers: Anne Collier – Youth/tech news blogger, and Editor of NetFamilyNews.org Janelle Bence – Educator at New Tech High @ Coppell in Dallas Jessie Daniels – Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), and FemTechNet supporter Anna Smith – Educational researcher, teacher educator & teacher; founder of #literacies chat on Twitter Jade E. Davis – Program Coordinator, HASTAC and Digital


Recap: Thoughts on Trust Challenges Across Connected Learning Environments

July 16, 2014

Jade Davis, Program Coordinator at HASTAC, participated in the Trust Challenges Across Connected Learning Environments webinar produced in collaboration with ConnectedLearning.tv, and shares her thoughts about the conversation in this blog post.  I teach university-level media and culture courses in connected learning environments and was fortunate to join colleagues from a variety of backgrounds to discuss Trust Challenges Across Connected Learning Environments: How trust is modeled in collaborative connected learning environments, and how we tackle serious issues–such as digital literacy and equity–so that people can take full advantage of learning opportunities. Anne Collier – Director of ConnectSafely.org, and Founder/Writer at NetFamilyNews.org Cathy Lewis-Long – Founding Executive Director of The Sprout Fund in Pittsburgh Carla Casilli – Director of Design + Practice at the Badge Alliance Barry Joseph – Associate Director for Digital Learning at the American


Webinar: Tuesday, July 8 @ 11am | Why Trust Matters in Connected Learning Environments

July 7, 2014

Interested in thinking how technology, policies, and practices could build more trusted learning environments? Join us to discuss Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments on Tuesday, July 8 at 11am PT (2pm ET), the first of a four-event webinar series about trust, privacy, safety, and learning in an open online world. What technologies, tools, and policies do learners 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? What role do badges play in conversations about trust in connected learning environments? Guest speakers will dive deep into these questions and the principle that “students should have safe and trusted environments for learning,”