Grantee Profile

University of California, Irvine

Grants to University of California, Irvine

  • $4,500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — The University of California Humanities Research Institute is the home of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, which was established to integrate, sustain, and advance knowledge, research, and innovation in the emerging field of digital media and learning. Dr. David Goldberg, director of the Institute, and Dr. Mizuko Ito, chair of the MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning, lead the field-defining Hub. This grant provides continued support for the Hub to conduct a range of field-building activities, including hosting an annual international conference and establishing strategic partnerships with other research, policy, and practice centers.

  • $4,900,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 4 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — Since 2011, University of California Irvine has hosted the Connected Learning Research Network, a group of nationally-recognized scholars from a variety of disciplines - including education, game design, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and economics - dedicated to advancing the emerging field of digital media and learning through interdisciplinary research. This grant funds the Network's second phase, in which it will test and refine the theoretical framework for Connected Learning by establishing a series of research projects that examine how, when implemented, Connected Learning may (or may not) advance successful preparation for college, work, and civic engagement.

  • $3,060,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — The University of California Humanities Research Institute is a multi-campus research unit of the University of California's Office of the President. It will use this grant to continue to build the field of digital media and learning by supporting the management of an international open-call competition, including awards to successful applicants, technical assistance for the winners, and a major conference showcasing the winning applications. In 2014, the Digital Media and Learning Competition will distribute up to $2 million in awards to individuals and organizations that propose innovative, entrepreneurial, and/or practical ideas for using digital media to advance Connected Learning.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — The University of California Humanities Research Institute is the institutional home of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, a research center for the field of digital media and learning established with MacArthur support. The Hub has been the editor of the Foundation-funded MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning, a monograph series launched in 2006 to bring to public audiences research results on topics related to digital media and learning. The Hub will use this grant to continue in its editorial role and assume responsibilities for publishing and distributing the Series.

  • $5,450,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — In support of the annual Digital Media and Learning Competition (over three years).

  • $4,500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — In support of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub (over three years).

  • $4,500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — To support the Research Network on Connected Learning (over three years).

  • $371,543Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — To document and evaluate learning networks in Chicago and New York City (over 18 months).

  • $490,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — To support the publication of new monographs in the "MacArthur Reports on Digital Media and Learning" series (over two years).

  • $650,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — To plan a new research network investigating how young people's development, learning, and achievement are changing as a result of digital media.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of California, Irvine $28,771,543 between 2003 and 2014.

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