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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#Chicago kids tackle #fashion related #technology challenges at @SteamStudioChi for @CSOL2013 -

.@CSOL2013 students learn to make mobile apps from @MIT app #inventor at the @DepaulU Drop In Center -

.@Common_Threads teaches #Chicago kids how to cook #Thai food for the Chicago Summer of Learning @CSOL2013 -

#Science First students assess #water quality @ChicagoBotanic for Chi Summer of Learning @CSOL2013 -

At #Science First @CSOL2013, #Chicago kids observe the shoreline @ChicagoBotanic -

#Chicago students ages 7 to 17 put on a dance show & #art exhibition at @BlackPearlArts for @CSOL2013 -

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Chicago Expands YOUmedia to Six More Libraries

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

"After the Jobs Disappear"

The New York Times
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"Now Teachers Encourage Computer Games in Class"

The Wall Street Journal Read More


Oct. 14 webinar: Connected Parents: Encouraging Peer-Supported Learning
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Oct. 7 webinar: Connected K-6 Educators: Supporting Openly Networked Learning
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October webinar series: How To Be a Better Connector
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Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

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

Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Tawa Mitchell

Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Karen S. Hott

Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
Portrait of Julie W. Squire

Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator