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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What can you do to build a #stronginternet? Join the discussion Aug 11-13 #FOCAS14 @aspencs @easears

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E-book Series Explores Digital Media and Learning

These free e-books go behind the research in the field of digital media and learning to show how young people learn, play, and participate in the world around them, applying new tools, values, and ideas. Read More

Albright: D-Day about national service via @usatoday @FranklinProj

"The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials"

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Related Grantee: Mozilla Foundation
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"Learners at the Center of a Networked World"

Huffington Post
Related Grantee: Aspen Institute
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Alliance to Increase Access To Open Badges

A MacArthur-supported network of organizations building a new culture of credentialing and learning has committed to increase access to opportunities in education and the workforce using open badges to 10 million students and workers worldwide. Read More


Jan. 29 webinar - The Webmaker Community
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Jan. 22 webinar: How Webmaker Clubs Inspire Lifelong Learning
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New Personal Story: Zack Baker
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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
Portrait of Tawa Mitchell

Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer
Portrait of Karen S. Hott

Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
Portrait of Julie W. Squire

Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer