Grantee Profile

Indiana University

Grants to Indiana University

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 6 months)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — In 2009, the Foundation supported Indiana University to develop a school-based curriculum that would bring together three separate Foundation-supported, game-based projects: Gamestar Mechanic, Scratch, and Quest Atlantis. The curriculum has been developed and piloted in several schools and districts. In 2014, Indiana University, in partnership with MIT Press, will use this grant to publish four volumes, entitled Interconnections, to guide educators in implementing the curriculum.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — The Learning Sciences Program in Indiana University's School of Education conducts research to better understand how people learn in a rapidly moving, tech-savvy world. Principal investigator Daniel Hickey - an expert in participatory approaches to assessment and motivation, e-learning, video gaming, and new media contexts - will use this grant to document the learning over the next year as the winners of the MacArthur-supported Badges for Life-long Learning Competition develop digital badges and the technical infrastructure to issue them; develop a theory of action for badges as they relate to Connected Learning; and assess the quality of badges developed within that theoretical context.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — To conduct a business planning effort concerning the future of Quest Atlantis, an immersive online learning environment (over 18 months).

  • $727,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — To develop a school-based curriculum based on Foundation-supported learning environments (over three years).

  • $1,839,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — To analyze and support efforts to expand the immersive learning environment Quest Atlantis (over three years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — In support of an online immersive environment for young people to improve their media literacy skills and capacities (over two years).

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — In support of new approaches to research in digital media and learning through the design, development, and operation of a controlled study within a synthetic world.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Indiana University $4,246,000 between 2003 and 2014.