This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. MDP programs offer interdisciplinary training based on the curriculum recommended by the Foundation-supported International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice, including the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and management. Students also participate in summer field training programs. Columbia University, home to the flagship program, has already expanded its program to accommodate a 45 percent increase in enrollment since the first class in 2009. Columbia students recently met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while completing field training at a Millennium Village in Mwandama, Malawi.
June 26, 2014 - From The Field
A MacArthur-supported network of organizations building a new culture of credentialing and learning has committed to increase access to opportunities in education and the workforce using open badges to 10 million students and workers worldwide. Read More
June 17, 2014 - Publication
The report lays out steps for implementing five essential principles seen as critical to this shift: student-centered learning networks, equity of access, interoperability, digital literacy, and learner safety, privacy, and trust. Read More
June 17, 2014 - From The Field
The 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed The Trust Challenge, is offering $1.2 million in grants to the most promising innovations for fostering trusted learning environments online. Read More