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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

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