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Citizen Media Spread News about Haitian Earthquake

MacArthur grantee Global Voices, a worldwide community of more than 200 bloggers, is maintaining a special page with information about the quake that also links to a map of crisis information built by fellow grantee Ushahidi. Read More

$2 Million Competition Opens for Ideas to Transform Learning

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, today launched the third annual open-call competition Read More

Breakthrough in Monitoring Tropical Deforestation

MacArthur grantee the Carnegie Institution for Science has launched a new website featuring its technology that maps and monitors forests with satellite imagery. Read More
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Taking Digital Media and Learning to the Next Step

In New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning. Read More

$2 Million Competition Seeks Ideas to Transform Learning

As President Obama called for new efforts to reimagine and improve education in science and math, MacArthur announced a $2 million open competition for ideas to transform learning using digital media. Read More

President Obama Launches National Lab Day Partnership

President Obama announced the launch of a new initiative, National Lab Day, to reinvigorate science and math education in the nation’s schools and learning centers. Read More

Tapping Scientific & Technical Expertise in Policymaking

"All of us together are smarter than any one of us alone," social-media pioneer Anil Dash said when asked why the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is launching Expert Labs. Read More
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How Kids Live and Learn with New Media

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites, and text messaging. Read More

New Center at UC Irvine to Seed Research and Collaboration on Digital Media & Learning

A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the University of California-Irvine will provide an international center to nurture exploration of and build evidence around the impact of digital media on young people's ... Read More

Design Challenge to Expand Possibities for Learning Online

The Mozilla Foundation today launched the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge to create Mozilla Firefox add-ons to unlock new possibilities for learning online. Read More
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The Ethical Fault Lines of New Digital Media

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are rich with opportunities and risks for young ... Read More

Chicago Public Library Offer Teens a Digital Media Space

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined the Chicago Public Library at the opening of YOUmedia, an innovative new 21st Century learning space for high school students. Read More

Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers to Effective Use of Web 2.0 in Schools

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it received a renewal grant from the MacArthur Foundation, as part of the Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative, Read More
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How Computers Became Linked to Children, Learning, and Play

Today, computers are part of kids' everyday lives, used both for play and for learning. We envy children’s natural affinity for computers, the ease with which they click in and out of digital worlds. Read More