The U.S. government launched a new website — DigitalLiteracy.gov — to provide libraries, schools, and workforce training centers tools to help teach computer and digital literacy skills. The site features the work of a number of MacArthur digital media and learning grantees as well as MacArthur-supported research. The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration created the site in partnership with nine other federal agencies as part of the Obama Administration's effort to expand national broadband access and strengthen the population's digital literacy skills.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations.