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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Join tomorrow's webinar by "Mobile and Informal #Learning Spaces: #Libraries and #Museums"

"After the Jobs Disappear"

The New York Times
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.@SpotlightDML: Katie Salen of @DePaulU on building public school around #GameDesign and what comes next -

"Now Teachers Encourage Computer Games in Class"

The Wall Street Journal Read More

"Turning the city of L.A. Into A Classroom"

The Los Angeles Times Read More
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Digital Badges Help Young People, Adults Demonstrate Skills

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation details how a MacArthur-supported initiative to expand use of digital badges can improve learning and outcomes for students and adults. Read More

"Reimagining Education through Summer Learning Partnerships"

The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education Read More


New Personal Story: educator Rikke Toft Nørgård
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August 22 webinar - Anytime, Anywhere Learning
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Some of the Best Learning Happens Where You'd Least Expect
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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