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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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"

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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"I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You"

From The New York Times
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Study Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games

The first national survey of its kind finds that teens' gaming experiences are rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement. Read More

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