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University of Michigan, School of Information

Ann Arbor, Michigan
si.umich.edu

University of Michigan, School of Information was awarded $730,000 between 2008 and 2014, including 3 grants in Digital Media & Learning.

$150,000

2014 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

The School of Information at the University of Michigan aims to prepare socially-engaged information professionals and create knowledge, systems, and institutions for the information age. With MacArthur support, over the last year the University began building a new network to support innovations in learning and has identified a number of key areas for collaboration, including digital badges and informal science learning. The University will use this grant to continue efforts to coordinate the funding strategies of key education-related grantmakers and to advance a research agenda at the National Science Foundation related to innovations emerging from informal learning, including digital badges.

$150,000

2013 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

The School of Information at the University of Michigan aims to prepare socially-engaged information professionals and create knowledge, systems, and institutions for the information age. In 2012, MacArthur and the National Science Foundation partnered with the University to convene a group of education funders to gauge their interest in building a new network to support innovations in learning, and found strong interest in innovations in learning-related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This grant will be used to carry out a set of activities--research, meetings, and communications--to build a new funders network that supports innovations in STEM learning.

$430,000

2008 • 4 years

In support of a research project on credibility assessment in the participatory Web environment (over three years).

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