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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MacArthur to Explore the Role of Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which last year launched a $50 million initiative to build the field of digital media and learning, will explore the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. Read More

“Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton in Second Life

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to assist and invest in organizations that address social issues within virutal worlds and to encourage in-world philathropy discussions in places like Second Life. Read More

New 6th-12th Grade School Will Use Games as Pathways to Creativity and Learning

Gamelab Institute of Play and New Visions for Public Schools announced the creation of new public school with MacArthur support that will use game design and game-inspired methods. Read More

Op-Ed by Jonathan Fanton: New Generations, New Media Challenges

In this Op-Ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines how digital environments are changing the way young people learn. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch about the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Closing the Digital Divide

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses a new report by the Task Force outlining ways to harness and accelerate ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in Chicago. Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton on Democracy, Digital Learning, and Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century

Recently, Philanthropy News Digest spoke with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton. Read More

"Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?," Digital Media and Learning Panel Discussion, Introductory Remarks delivered by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's new initiative to explore and understand how young people incorporate digital media into their daily lives and help them understand how to better do so. Read More
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Suzanne Seggerman on digital media and learning

The MacArthur Foundation is exploring how technology is changing kids and learning, committing $50 million to this initiative.

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Nichole Pinkard on digital media and learning

The MacArthur Foundation is exploring how technology is changing kids and learning, committing $50 million to this initiative.

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Mimi Ito on digital media and learning

The MacArthur Foundation is exploring how technology is changing kids and learning, committing $50 million to this initiative.

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Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
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