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. Read our strategy

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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety, and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

MacArthur and several Chicago partners brought together Microsoft Researcher danah boyd and Hive Chicago Learning Network Director Sam Dyson for a discussion on how social media is affecting teens’ lives. Read More

"The CNN 10: Hacking College"

Related Grantee: Mozilla Foundation
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LISTEN: @NialaBoodhoo's interview w/ @samueledyson and @zephoria about teens and social media @WBEZafternoon:

At #SMWTeens, @samueledyson: We need to teach teens Internet literacy -- the mechanics, the culture, and citizenship on the web.

At #SMWTeens, @samueledyson: When youth see intersection of social interests and academics, connected learning opportunities are created.

At #SMWTeens, danah boyd (@zephoria): We're so obsessed with making kids exceptional. Why not focus on just helping them be happy?

At #SMWTeens, @samueledyson: The @YOUmediaChicago space is place where teens can use tech, learn skills with mentors that cross interests.


Oct. 28 webinar: Connected Curriculum
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Oct. 21 webinar: Connected Administrators
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New Personal Story: Yuri Doolan
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Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
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Jennifer Humke

Program Officer
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Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer
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Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
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Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator