Digital Media & Learning

Making education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Using Digital Media to Extend the Classroom Beyond School

A middle school on Chicago's South Side is using digital media to prepare its young people for a 21st-century workforce. With the help of an innovative program called the Digital Youth Network, students learn the ...

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Re-Imagining Learning in the 21st Century

In 2006, MacArthur launched the digital media and learning initiative to test the notion that public education would have to transform to prepare young people for the complex and connected social, economic, and political demands of ...

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Shayne Evans on Using Digital Media to Engage Students in Learning

Shayne Evans, the principal of a middle school on Chicago's South Side, talks about how his school is using digital media to engage young people in learning.

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Nichole Pinkard on the Digital Youth Network

Nichole Pinkard talks about the innovative after-school program she launched on Chicagos South Side to engage low-income students in the production of and participation with digital media. Called the Digital Youth Network, it is now provides ...

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About Quest to Learn

Katie Salen discusses Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on the principles of game design. Based in New York City, it is testing a new approach to teaching and learning that could ...

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Inspire a New Generation of Game Experiences for Children

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell advocates a new MacArthur contest to draw out edgy, gripping 21st century gaming experiences that leverage the incredible popularity and learning potential of games. Read More

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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
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Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer
Portrait of Karen S. Hott

Karen S. Hott

Team Administrator
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Julie W. Welgus

Research Associate

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager, Impact Investments

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer