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Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews new research on digital media and learning. Read More
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Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected

Young people’s use of digital media may result in various innovations and unexpected outcomes, from the use of videogame technologies to create films to the effect of home digital media on family life. Read More
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How Digital Media Can Engage Youth

Young people today have grown up living substantial portions of their lives online, seeking entertainment, social relationships, and a place to express themselves. Read More
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Race and Ethnicity in the Digital Media Landscape

It may have been true once that "Nobody knows you're a dog on the Internet," and that on the Internet there is no race, gender, or infirmity, but today, this notion seems quaintly idealistic. Read More
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Digital Media, Youth, and Credibility

Today we have access to an almost inconceivably vast amount of information, from sources that are increasingly portable, accessible, and interactive. Read More
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Digital Media Use and Identity

As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media, how does it affect their sense of self and others? Read More
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Games as a Tool For Learning

In the many studies of games and young people's use of them, little has been written about an overall "ecology" of gaming, game design and play—mapping the ways that all the various elements, from ... Read More

Remarks by Julia Stasch at the Digital Media and Learning Forum

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses the Foundation's interest in learning how youth learn and interact in virtual worlds like Second Life. Read More

Digital Media and Learning Competition Attracts Over 1,000 Applications

A total of 1,010 applications were received for fewer than 30 awards in a $2 million digital media and learning competition sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and managed by HASTAC. The competition aims to identify ... Read More

Virtual World Residents to Gather in Chicago

The Second Life Community Convention on August 24-26 will feature a series of events examining the increasing presence of social justice organizations with support from MacArthur. Read More
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Ted Castranova on learning and virtual worlds

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's $50 million initiative to explore how technology is changing kids and learning, University of Indiana professor Ted Castranova is looking at the use of virtual worlds for learning. Read More
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Sasha Barab on learning and synthetic worlds

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's $50 million initiative to explore how technology is changing kids and learning, University of Indiana professor Sasha Barab is looking at the use of virtual worlds for learning. Read More
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James Gee on games and learning

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's $50 million initiative to explore how technology is changing kids and learning, professor Jim Gee is exploring how games may be used for learning. Read More
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David Theo Goldberg on digital media and learning

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's $50 million initiative to explore how technology is changing kids and learning, University of California professor David Theo Goldberg discusses learning in the digital age. Read More
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Cathy Davidson & David Goldberg on digital media & learning

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's $50 million initiative to explore how technology is changing kids and learning, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg discuss learning in the digital age. Read More

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