Heather Weiss of the Harvard Family Research Project discusses her work assessing how MacArthur's grantmaking has impacted the field of digital media and learning. Specifically, she is looking at how MacArthur support is helping to create influential principles, practices, infrastructure, leaders, networks, and prototypes for more connected learning environments with demonstrable outcomes for youth. Read the Q&A featured in the Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning blog on August 5, 2011.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.