In regards to your actual conundrum, I find it sad that we often have to rely on the generosity of donations to fund such ‘innovations’.
How might learner-ownership increase if I approach this from a learning-savvy standpoint (instead of trying to be tech-savvy)? Am I depriving others the opportunity to learn through failure by inserting my voice too early in a project? How am I prioritizing the learner and process over the product and connectivity in tech-based work? When learners are connecting in a digital sense, to what degree does the work (e.g. dialogue and learning) reflect their ideas, questions, and interests?