A new study by Temple University and American University released today find that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright laws and fear of legal action is keeping them from using ads, music, articles and videos to develop innovative teaching materials. Read the press release.
November 3, 2013 - From The Field
SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! explores how digital games can be effective environments for learning and make learning more relevant by connecting it with students’ interests. Read More
October 23, 2013 - From The Field
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new $500,000 investment to expand YOUmedia, the MacArthur-supported youth learning space that opened at the Chicago Public Library’s downtown Harold Washington Library Center in 2009 Read More
August 31, 2013 - Publication
A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation details how a MacArthur-supported initiative to expand use of digital badges can improve learning and outcomes for students and adults. Read More