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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

U.S. Government Launches Digital Literacy Portal

The U.S. government has launched a new website – DigitalLiteracy.gov – that provides resources to practitioners who are delivering digital literacy training and services in their communities. Read More

Lack of Proficiency in Civics Identified as Looming Crisis

MacArthur grantee iCivics declares "a crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education," after reviewing the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress results. Read More

The Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers Selected for Teen Learning Labs Project

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services committed $4 million to help the two organizations support a network that will engage youth in 21st century skills and STEM education. Read More

Chicago Public Radio on Reshaping Learning in the Digital World

Chicago Public Radio takes a closer look at ChicagoQuest, a new, MacArthur-supported, charter school opening in the fall that is harnessing the power of digital media for learning. Read More

College Students Verify Online Information with Family and Friends, According to New Study

A MacArthur-supported study by the UW Information School concludes that college students use online information for decisions in their personal lives, but rely almost as much on family and friends for finding and making choices about ... Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduction Remarks at the Spertus Institute: "Re-Imagining Learning"

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci explains the Foundation's interest in how digital technology affects learning and points to the ChicagoQuest charter school as an example. Read More

Africa Higher Education Grantmaking Leverages Google Funds

Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Remarks at the Georgetown University Law Center: "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age"

A collection of remarks on the importance of digital learning in a rapidly changing environment made by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci over the course of a day spent at the Center. Read More

New Chicago School Based on Principles of Game Design

The Chicago Tribune looks at plans for ChicagoQuest, a new MacArthur-supported charter school with a curriculum based on the principles of game design and collaborative learning. Read More

PBS NewsHour on New Technology to Combat Global Human Rights Violations

PBS NewsHour profiles MacArthur grantee Benetech, a non-profit that produces free software that helps hold abusive governments accountable for human rights abuses. Read More

Does the Internet Make for More Engaged Citizens?

Youth who pursue their interests on the internet are more likely to be engaged in civic and political issues, according to a new study of student Internet usage by a group of civic learning scholars. Read More
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How Digital Media Supports Extracurricular Learning

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Read More
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Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Read More

Digital Media in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

The latest in a series of MacArthur reports on digital media and learning examines the ways in which afterschool programs, libraries, and museums are using technology to support extracurricular learning. Read More