Digital Media & Learning

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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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"

From the Chicago Tribune
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Aspen Institute Launches Task Force on Learning and the Internet

The task force is comprised of 20 thought leaders with diverse perspectives in learning, innovation, and safety. Read More
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Chicago Teens Flock to YOUmedia to Create, Innovate, and Hang Out

Since opening in 2009, the MacArthur-supported YOUmedia Chicago — a learning center for teens at the Harold Washington Library downtown — is attracting between 350 and 500 teenagers a week. Read More
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Information Sheet: Digital Media & Learning

Overview 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 ... Read More

"Green Tree Public Library Gets Innovative for Summer"

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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"An Online Badge of Success"

From the Providence Journal
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From ConnectedLearning.tv

Laura Fleming: Creating Spaces for Students to Make
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Feb. 17 webinar - An Action Plan for Civics Success
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Open invite to Feb. 12 #ByAnyMedia Twitter Chat
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Staff

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
Portrait of Tawa Mitchell

Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer
Portrait of Karen S. Hott

Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
Portrait of Julie W. Squire

Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer