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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Study Examines How Young Job Seekers Manage Online Privacy

A first-of-its-kind study by Northwestern University looks at how young adults approach online reputation management. Read More
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Museums, Libraries Win Grants to Enhance Learning Online

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil ... Read More
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What is a Badge?

How do we recognize and value the way we learn today? Badges are a new idea to recognize the learning that happens anywhere and share it in the places that matter. Watch
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Twelve Nonprofits Receive Nearly $1 Million to Support Hive NYC Learning Network

The Hive NYC Learning Network, a coalition of museums, libraries, after-school clubs, and informal learning spaces creates Connected Learning opportunities for youth. Read More
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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges

President Bill Clinton announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges. Read More

"Avoiding the Summer Slide"

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Best Practices for Effective Blended Learning
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Nov. 14 webinar: Student Agency, Voice & the Maker Movement
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Nov. & Dec. webinar series: A "Connected" Mindset
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Staff

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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