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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.@CSOL2013 students play #games about preventing #disease at @UChicago’s @GameChangerChi -

WATCH: Chicago Mayor @RahmEmanuel visits @SteamStudioChi to see what #Chicago kids created during @CSOL2013 -

#Chicago students become sculptors at the #Urban #Sculptor Design Jam with @chiarchitecture for the @CSOL2013 -

For @CSOL2013 #Chicago kids learn about #jewelry design at @SteamStudioChi -

#Chicago kids tackle #fashion related #technology challenges at @SteamStudioChi for @CSOL2013 -

.@CSOL2013 students learn to make mobile apps from @MIT app #inventor at the @DepaulU Drop In Center -

.@Common_Threads teaches #Chicago kids how to cook #Thai food for the Chicago Summer of Learning @CSOL2013 -

#Science First students assess #water quality @ChicagoBotanic for Chi Summer of Learning @CSOL2013 -

At #Science First @CSOL2013, #Chicago kids observe the shoreline @ChicagoBotanic -

#Chicago students ages 7 to 17 put on a dance show & #art exhibition at @BlackPearlArts for @CSOL2013 -


Sept. 25 webinar: Respectful and Inspirational Game Design
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Sept. 18 webinar: Addressing Game-Based Learning Skepticism
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Sept. 11 webinar: Video Games and 21st-Century Literacy
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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, 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