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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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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"Illinois Foreclosures Up 24 Percent in October"

From the Medill Reports
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From ConnectedLearning.tv

Oct. 14 webinar: Connected Parents: Encouraging Peer-Supported Learning
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Oct. 7 webinar: Connected K-6 Educators: Supporting Openly Networked Learning
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October webinar series: How To Be a Better Connector
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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