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Chicago Public Schools Adopts New Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Chicago Public Schools adopted MacArthur grantee Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum in compliance with state rules for annual, age-appropriate Internet safety instruction. Read More

Engaging the Public Domain

The International Journal of Learning and Media devoted an entire issue to the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings. Read More
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First Round of Winners of Apps 4 Metro Chicago Announced

Apps 4 Metro Chicago, the first ever regionally-based open data civic apps challenge, announced the first round of winners. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Provides $2 Million for Innovations in Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to help people learn; demonstrate their skills and knowledge; unlock job, education and civic opportunities, and open new pipelines to talent. Read More

Encyclopedia of Life Redesigned and Expanded

The Encyclopedia of Life, which offers information on nearly 700,000 species, launched a redesigned and expanded website. Read More
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Assessing the Impact of MacArthur's Digital Media & Learning Grantmaking

Heather Weiss of the Harvard Family Research Project discusses her work assessing how MacArthur's grantmaking has impacted the field of digital media and learning. Read More

New U.S. Government Website Focuses on Digital Literacy Tools

DigitalLiteracy.gov provides libraries, schools, and workforce training centers with tools to help teach computer and digital literacy skills and features a number of MacArthur grantees and supported research. Read More

Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois Competition Launched

The first ever regionally-based open government software challenge — Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois — was launched in Chicago. Read More

Increasing Digital Access in Chicago Neighborhoods

The MacArthur-supported Smart Communities program works to increase digital access and use by families, businesses, and other institutions in five moderate- and low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

IMLS Releases Grant Guidelines for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the availability of application guidelines for the “Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums” project, funded jointly by IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

Call for Applications: Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

A new funding initiative of the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the MacArthur Foundation is accepting applications for up to $100,000 to plan and design learning labs in museums and libraries across the ... Read More

YOUMedia Chicago: A Snapshot of Year One

A new report by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago documents the opportunities and challenges of the first year of YOUMedia, a youth-centered digital learning space at the Chicago Public Library. Read More