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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Digital Media & Learning Competition Brochure

The Digital Media & Learning Competition, now in its second year, is an annual effort designed to find — and to inspire — the most novel uses of new media in support of learning. In April 2009, the Competition ... Read More

New Online Journal to Examine Media and Learning

MIT Press, in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of The International Journal of Learning and ... Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition

In 2007, 17 innovative projects shared $2 million as part of the MacArthur Foundations inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition.

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"Social Media Just an Extension of Teens' Lives"

From the Chicago Tribune
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"Good News — Finally! — for Parents"

From The New York Times
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"Kids gain valuable skills from time online"

From the San Francisco Chronicle
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"Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing"

From The New York Times
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"Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers"

From The New York Times
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From ConnectedLearning.tv

July 15 webinar: Trust Challenges Across Learning Environments
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July 22 webinar: Social-Emotional Literacies & Digital Citizenship
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New Case Study: Photography and Narrative (#PHONAR)
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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
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