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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

Bay Area Nonprofit Secures $400,000 for Tropical Conservation

The Sebastopol-based nonprofit Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) received the first half of a $400,000 grant from MacArthur this month. Read More

“‘Full and Free Development’: The Case for Higher Education in Nigeria,” Yar’Adua Center Lecture by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how higher education can provide a ladder of opportunity for Nigerians and serve as an engine of economic growth. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the University of Ibadan’s 60th Anniversary Dinner

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reaffirms the Foundation's commitment to Nigeria and details its work on higher education in the country. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton on Receipt of Honorary Degree from Bayero University

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's commitment to Nigerian democracy and higher education and notes Bayero's growth as an institution. Read More

Adult Students Benefit from MacArthur Grant

Adult students enrolled in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership will benefit from a new scholarship program funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Read More