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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Edutopia Announces the Digital Generation Project

Edutopia's Digital Generation Project is the culmination of a yearlong investigation into the media-rich, networked lives of today's digital generation. Read More
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Virtual Worlds and Philanthropy

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton and Cory Ondrejka, Co-founder of Second Life, discuss the potential of virtual worlds for social good. Web simulcast and live audio stream produced by Treet.tv.

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MacArthur Island Opens in Virtual World of Second Life

MacArthur Island opened in the virtual world of Second Life. The island is a new laboratory for MacArthur’s two-year exploration of virtual worlds. Read More

"Do You Seafood?"

From The Daily Nexus
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Study Underscores Importance of Web 2.0 for Learning

A study by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) found the actual use of Web 2.0 to improve the learning environment in U.S. schools is quite limited. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 2009 Digital Media & Learning Competition Award Luncheon

In congratulating the winners of the 2009 DML Competition, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes how the emerging field of digital media and learning requires innovative research and knowledge-sharing. 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

From ConnectedLearning.tv

Dec. 18 #CE14 webinar: Whole Community Engagement
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Whole Community Engagement: Bringing Voices Together for Change
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Dec. 5 webinar: Collaboration & Capacity Building
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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