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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"Report on Youth and New Media Pokes at Educational Institutions"

From The Chronicle of Higher Education
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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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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

Portrait of Valerie Chang

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