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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Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development

The MacArthur-supported study shows that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online, often in ways adults do not understand or value. Read More
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Mizuko Ito on Why Time Spent Online Is Important for Teen Development

"It might surprise parents to learn that it is not a waste of time for their teens to hang out online," says Mizuko Ito, University of California, Irvine researcher and the lead author of the most ... Watch

New Web Search Experience Based on Librarian Expertise

Researchers and developers from OCLC, the information schools of Syracuse University, and the University of Washington announced their participation in a new international effort to explore the creation of a more credible Web search. Read More
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Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

This white paper summarizes the results of a three-year ethnographic study, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, examining young people’s participation in the new media ecology. It represents a condensed version of a longer treatment of ... Read More
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Digital Media's Effect on Kids & Learning

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's efforts to better understand the role of digital media in the lives of our children, visit http://www.macfound.org/dml.

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MacArthur's Commitment to Technology & the Future

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's commitment to technology, especially digital technology and how it shapes our lives and our enviroments, visit http://www.macfound.org/dml.

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"Contest Seeks Applicants in Creative Technology"

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August 28 webinar: Empowering Global Problem-Solvers
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New Personal Story: designer/educator Ian Gonsher
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Ian Gonsher: Building the Conditions for Creativity in the Classroom
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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, 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