The LAMP is honored to be among the thirty finalists in this year’s Digital Media Learning competition, an annual challenge from the MacArthur Foundation, University of California Humanities Research Institute, HASTAC and Duke University. Every year, the competition seeks to address one key issue facing the teaching of digital media and Connected Learning. For 2015, the focus is on trust and privacy.
Our proposal in partnership with Global Kids, Convergence Academies and Minds on Design Lab is to build out a participatory MediaBreaker learning environment for students and educators. With so much information available online, it can be hard to know what content to trust and how to use it, but with the MediaBreaker, young people can practice and hone those skills in a hands-on way. The creation of a closed learning environment safely administered by educators will allow this exploration to happen in a way that protects student data, privacy and expression.
Public voting on proposals will not determine the final winners for the DML Trust competition, but we want to get your feedback and show support for our plan. You can vote and comment here – no account needed!