The Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet calls for policies and practices to help transform the traditional focus of U.S. education on an institution — the school — to a focus on the learner and where an individual can advance academically and pursue his or her interests. The Task Force’s report, Learner at the Center of a Networked World, lays out steps for implementing five essential principles seen as critical to this shift: student-centered learning networks, equity of access, interoperability, digital literacy, and learner safety, privacy, and trust. In response to the report, HASTAC and MacArthur announced the 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed The Trust Challenge, will offer $1.2 million in grants to the most promising innovations for fostering trusted learning environments online.

Digital Media & Learning, Education, Technology, United States, Youth