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

A forum featuring danah boyd and Sam Dyson, moderated by Alison Cuddy. Read More

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Initiative to Explore Impact of Informal Science Learning

An international initiative called Science Learning+ will provide $15 million to support research about learning outside the classroom, exploring the most effective practices and building the evidence in this area. The initiative is the result of ... Read More
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New Alliance to Push for Connected Learning

The MacArthur-supported Connected Learning Alliance is expected to grow and already involves more than three dozen organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, MIT Media Lab, National Writing Project and YOUmedia. Read More
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Connected Learning Among LittleBigPlanet 2 Players

This case report examines the popular video game that allows players to create their own costumes, games, and worlds and finds that player demographic differences, among other factors, can enable and constrain learning opportunities. Read More
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Chicago Expands City of Learning Initiative to Year-Round

The City of Chicago will expand its City of Learning Initiative to a year-round set of free activities and learning opportunities for youth, providing learning opportunities connected to their interests when school is not in session. Read More

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New Personal Story: educator Rikke Toft Nørgård
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August 22 webinar - Anytime, Anywhere Learning
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Some of the Best Learning Happens Where You'd Least Expect
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Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
Portrait of Constance M. Yowell

Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
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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