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Digital Media Are Changing How Young People Learn — Education Experts Urge New Policy Considerations

Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life, and these changes have important policy implications, according to a panel of experts participating in a Capitol Hill briefing today ... Read More

Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago Announce Youth Scholarship Program

Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago announced the launch of World Sport Chicago Scholars, created to help Chicago youth prepare for and succeed in college. Read More

New Digital Library Space Opened for Teens in Chicago

YouMedia, a new digital library space for teens, opened this month at the Chicago Public Library. Supported by MacArthur, the new space is designed to engage young adults with library resources and connect them to Chicago ... Read More

First Master's Program in Development Practice Launches at Columbia University

During the fall of 2009, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, Columbia University welcomes its first class of students for a new Master’s Program in Development Practice. Read More
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Video Games and the Civic Involvement of Youth

The Civic Potential of Video Games, written by Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh and Chris Evans, focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. Read More

Professional Training for Future Sustainable Development Leaders

Supporting rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development, MacArthur announced grants totaling $7.6 million to nine universities in seven countries Read More
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Living and Learning with New Media

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings—at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. Read More
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New Competencies, Skills Required for Participatory Culture

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures—joining online communities, producing creative work in new forms, working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge, and shaping the flow ... Read More

Edutopia Announces the Digital Generation Project

Edutopia's Digital Generation Project is the culmination of a yearlong investigation into the media-rich, networked lives of today's digital generation. Read More

MacArthur Island Opens in Virtual World of Second Life

MacArthur Island opened in the virtual world of Second Life. The island is a new laboratory for MacArthur’s two-year exploration of virtual worlds. Read More

Study Underscores Importance of Web 2.0 for Learning

A study by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) found the actual use of Web 2.0 to improve the learning environment in U.S. schools is quite limited. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 2009 Digital Media & Learning Competition Award Luncheon

In congratulating the winners of the 2009 DML Competition, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes how the emerging field of digital media and learning requires innovative research and knowledge-sharing. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Brochure

The Digital Media & Learning Competition, now in its second year, is an annual effort designed to find — and to inspire — the most novel uses of new media in support of learning. In April 2009, the Competition ... Read More

Global Competition Selects 19 Innovative Digital Media & Learning Projects to Share $2 Million

In a $2 million competition funded by MacArthur, winners include a radically affordable $12 TV-computer, a video blogging site for young women in Mumbai, India, and a cutting-edge mobile phone application that lets children conduct digital ... Read More

New Online Journal to Examine Media and Learning

MIT Press, in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of The International Journal of Learning and ... Read More