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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

ChicagoQuest Charter School Approved to Open in Fall 2011

The Chicago Board of Education approved CICS ChicagoQuest's application to open the first of three planned 6-12th grade charter public schools designed to prepare the thinkers that tomorrow needs – creative, flexible, collaborative, and innovative. Read More

Request for Proposals: Management of Grants Competition for Learning Labs

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and MacArthur today announced a request for proposals for a cooperating partner to coordinate and manage a national grant competition that will fund the creation of up to 30 ... Read More

Using Technology to Monitor Human Rights Abuses in Hard-to-Reach Places

Technology originally developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with support from MacArthur, to help monitor human rights abuses in hard-to-reach places is the basis of the new Satellite Sentinel Project, which will ... Read More

PBS Documentary Looks at How Digital Media Transforming the Way Young People Learn

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, a MacArthur-supported PBS documentary, looks at how digital media is transforming the way young people learn. Read More

Supporting Translation and Subtitling of Online Videos

MacArthur is providing a $100,000 grant to the Participatory Culture Foundation, sponsor of the video service Miro, to support the Universal Subtitles system. Read More

When Youth Own the Education Agenda

Writing in the Huffington Post, MacArthur grantee Mimi Ito at the University of California, Irvine, discusses "what it would take to get alignment between the energy that kids bring to video games, text messaging, and social ... Read More

PBS NewsHour Via Phone

Using technology to expand its audience, PBS NewsHour, a MacArthur grantee, made its audio track available from mobile and land line phones. Read More

Harry Potter Alliance Inspiring Young People's Civic Engagement

In an interview, MacArthur grantee Henry Jenkins, of the University of Southern California, said that the Harry Potter Alliance, an online fan group, is demonstrating a "powerful new model for getting young people involved in the ... Read More
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The Promise of Game Design in Curriculum and Learning

Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning Read More

Winners of Game Changers Kids Competition Announced

Seventeen winners of the Game Changers Kids Competition were announced in Washington, DC today at the White House Science Fair Read More