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Connected Learning Among LittleBigPlanet 2 Players

This case report examines the popular video game that allows players to create their own costumes, games, and worlds and finds that player demographic differences, among other factors, can enable and constrain learning opportunities. 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
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Learning Outside of School

Because schools are not the only institutions in which learning takes place, a new report examines what is distinctive about the quality of learning in “not-school” settings, such as summer camps, music lessons, and home activities. Read More

When Youth Own the Education Agenda

Writing in the Huffington Post, MacArthur grantee Mimi Ito at the University of California, Irvine, discusses "what it would take to get alignment between the energy that kids bring to video games, text messaging, and social ... Read More

Winners of Game Changers Kids Competition Announced

Seventeen winners of the Game Changers Kids Competition were announced in Washington, DC today at the White House Science Fair 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 Opens for Ideas to Transform Learning

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, today launched the third annual open-call competition 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

New Center at UC Irvine to Seed Research and Collaboration on Digital Media & Learning

A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the University of California-Irvine will provide an international center to nurture exploration of and build evidence around the impact of digital media on young people's ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 2009 Digital Media & Learning Competition Award Luncheon

In congratulating the winners of the 2009 DML Competition, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes how the emerging field of digital media and learning requires innovative research and knowledge-sharing. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Brochure

The Digital Media & Learning Competition, now in its second year, is an annual effort designed to find — and to inspire — the most novel uses of new media in support of learning. In April 2009, the Competition ... Read More

Global Competition Selects 19 Innovative Digital Media & Learning Projects to Share $2 Million

In a $2 million competition funded by MacArthur, winners include a radically affordable $12 TV-computer, a video blogging site for young women in Mumbai, India, and a cutting-edge mobile phone application that lets children conduct digital ... Read More

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

Second Annual Open-Call for Digital Media and Learning Competition

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, announced a second annual digital media and learning competition. Read More

17 Innovative Projects Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition

Selected from a pool of more than 1000 applications, the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC announced awards of up to $238,000 for 17 projects that are expected to produce promising innovations in the use of digital ... Read More

New Report Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic study of the one-child policy by researchers at the University of California at Irvine. Despite government ... Read More

Report from the University of California-Irvine Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic, MacArthur-supported study of the one-child policy. Read More