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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Common Sense Media Receives Grant to Engage Parents in Kids’ Digital Media Lives

Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to improve kids' media lives, received a $500,000 grant from MacArthur. Read More

Second Annual Open-Call for Digital Media and Learning Competition

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, announced a second annual digital media and learning competition. Read More

Designing an Educational Framework for Games and Learning

The Situated Multimedia Art Learning Lab (SMALLab) program at Arizona State University recently received a nearly $600,000 grant to share with the New York City-based nonprofit, Institute of Play, from MacArthur. Read More

Online Participation Divide: Men Sharing More of Their Creative Work

A recent study from Northwestern University finds that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women — despite the fact that both women and men engage equally in creative activities. The study underscores ... Read More

"How Foundations Innovate," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton previews new initiatives on issues like climate change, digital media, and the power of measuring social benefits. Read More

17 Innovative Projects Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition

Selected from a pool of more than 1000 applications, the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC announced awards of up to $238,000 for 17 projects that are expected to produce promising innovations in the use of digital ... Read More

Remarks by Julia Stasch at the Digital Media and Learning Regional Forum: “From Hip-Hop to MySpace”

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses the Foundation's digital media and learning grantmaking and explains its interest in the subject. Read More

New International Journal of Learning and Media to be Published by Monterey Institute of Technology & MIT Press

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has received a $2 million grant from MacArthur to support the development and publication of a new quarterly journal. Read More

"Rights and Responsibilities Online: A Paradox for Our Times," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Institute of Museum and Library Services Webwise Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how to keep institutions—schools, museums, libraries—central to the task of providing information people need. Read More

MacArthur Grant to Bolster Public Interest, Advocacy in Digital Copyright

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) announces that its major digital copyright programs and initiatives to strengthen the public access to information, especially in libraries, will be supported by a generous ... Read More

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Oct. 14 webinar: Connected Parents: Encouraging Peer-Supported Learning
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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