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$5.6 Million to Support New Master’s Programs to Train Sustainable Development Leaders Worldwide

MacArthur announced grants totaling $5.6 million to ten universities in eight countries to establish new interdisciplinary Master’s in Development Practice programs. Read More

A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming Communities

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development will offer training, build capacity, and document what is working or not in community development efforts across the country. Read More
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What Peer Participation Can Teach Government

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. Read More

Our Courts Online Games Prove Popular

An outside evaluation finds that MacArthur grantee Our Courts, a web-based project to teach civics to middle school children, is having a positive effect on social studies education. Read More

"Bad News"

From the Columbia Journalism Review
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Exposing Bad Journalism

MacArthur grantee NewsTrust, a nonprofit website that allows people to rate the quality of news articles, teams up with Stanford journalism students to highlight stories with serious flaws. Read More

George Washington University Receives Support for Program on New Approaches to Regional Security Eurasia

MacArthur and the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded $2 million to GW's Elliott School of International Affairs to lead three programs enhancing scholarship and public policy awareness of global security issues. Read More

What Mozilla Could Teach Government

A new report in a MacArthur-funded series on digital media and learning, "Peer Participation and Software," examines whether Mozilla's participatory approach to software development could be applied to political and civic engagement. Read More

Nigerian Government Supports Upgrade of Scientific Equipment at Universities

A MacArthur-supported initiative to help secure and maintain much-needed science equipment at universities in Nigeria is expanding with support from the Nigerian government. Read More

Inspire a New Generation of Game Experiences for Children

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell advocates a new MacArthur contest to draw out edgy, gripping 21st century gaming experiences that leverage the incredible popularity and learning potential of games. Read More
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Rethinking Traditional Learning Institutions in the Digital Age

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information Read More

UNCF Launches Digital Media and Learning Public Forum Series

MacArthur awarded $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund in support of the "UNCF Digital Media and Learning in Multicultural Contexts Public Forum Series." Read More

$2 Million Competition Opens for Ideas to Transform Learning

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, today launched the third annual open-call competition Read More
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Taking Digital Media and Learning to the Next Step

In New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning. Read More

$2 Million Competition Seeks Ideas to Transform Learning

As President Obama called for new efforts to reimagine and improve education in science and math, MacArthur announced a $2 million open competition for ideas to transform learning using digital media. Read More