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Constance M. Yowell

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"Connie Yowell on Digital Media and Learning, Then and Now"

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Using Games For Learning and Assessment

The GlassLab project at the Institute of Play is working to transform learning and assessment through digital gaming. Read More
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Museums, Libraries Win Grants to Enhance Learning Online

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil ... Read More
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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges

President Bill Clinton announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges. Read More

"Reimagining Education"

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Grant Competition to Provide $150,000 for Summer Youth Programs

Museums, Libraries, Nonprofits Encouraged to Launch Programs as Part of 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition To Improve the Online Experience for Young People. Read More
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Pittsburgh Launches Hive Learning Network

Pittsburgh’s new Hive Learning Network will expand the boundaries of learning for young people beyond schools to other important community institutions like museums, libraries, afterschool programs, and community centers. Read More
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Connie Yowell Describes MacArthur's Partnership with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell discusses the alignment between the goals of the Born This Way Foundation and MacArthur. Read More

Does the Internet Make for More Engaged Citizens?

Youth who pursue their interests on the internet are more likely to be engaged in civic and political issues, according to a new study of student Internet usage by a group of civic learning scholars. Read More

Education: Reform or Transformation?

An article about the Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas features Education Director Connie Yowell, who comments on how the educational system should change to accommodate new ways of learning. Read More

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Ten winners of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition were announced today at a celebration of National Lab Day in Washington, DC, to promote science, technology, engineering and math across the country. Read More

Inspire a New Generation of Game Experiences for Children

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell advocates a new MacArthur contest to draw out edgy, gripping 21st century gaming experiences that leverage the incredible popularity and learning potential of games. Read More

$2 Million Competition Seeks Ideas to Transform Learning

As President Obama called for new efforts to reimagine and improve education in science and math, MacArthur announced a $2 million open competition for ideas to transform learning using digital media. Read More

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Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development

The MacArthur-supported study shows that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online, often in ways adults do not understand or value. Read More

Study Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games

The first national survey of its kind finds that teens' gaming experiences are rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews new research on digital media and learning. Read More

Virtual World Residents to Gather in Chicago

The Second Life Community Convention on August 24-26 will feature a series of events examining the increasing presence of social justice organizations with support from MacArthur. Read More

"Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?," Digital Media and Learning Panel Discussion, Introductory Remarks delivered by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's new initiative to explore and understand how young people incorporate digital media into their daily lives and help them understand how to better do so. Read More
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Connie Yowell on digital media and learning

The MacArthur Foundation is exploring how technology is changing kids and learning, committing $50 million to this initiative. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of MacArthur's Digital Media and Learning Initiative, New York, NY

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces a 5-year, $50 million initiative to investigate the role and impact of digital technology in the lives of young people. Read More