Digital Media & Learning Research

Foundation-funded research is contributing to a growing body of evidence about how young people learn today especially with digital media

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A Note to Our Partners in Digital Media and Learning

Over the past 10 years, we have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary and ground-breaking set of partners to build the Digital Media and Learning field. You are those partners, and collectively you have ... Read More
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Examining Curriculum in the Digital Age

Although ideas about digital media and learning have become an important area for educational research, little attention has been given to the practical and conceptual implications for the school curriculum. Read More
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Using Video Games to Measure, Support Learning

To succeed in today’s interconnected and complex world, workers need to be able to think systemically, creatively, and critically. Read More
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Measuring How Well We’re Preparing Students

If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world, an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Read More
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Interdisciplinary Researchers Propose New Framework for Learning

Inequities in skills attainment, achievement gaps among ethnicities, and a disconnect between classroom learning and the everyday lives and interests of young people are troubling trends that signify the need for a new framework of learning. Read More
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Examining Out-of-School Educational Experiences

Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. Read More
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Study Finds Young People Using New Media for Participatory Politics

Substantial numbers of young people across racial and ethnic groups are engaging in “participatory politics” Read More