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Stevens Initiative Opens Competition to Fund Virtual Youth Exchange Programs

The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative is holding the second in a series of competitions to fund virtual exchanges to improve understanding, respect, and dialogue across cultures, and equip young people with the skills they need to ... Read More
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Digital Media and Learning Competition Awards 11 Projects

Grants totaling $700,000 will be used to create innovative learning playlists that close the opportunity gap and help learners succeed in the 21st century. Read More
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A ‘Game Changer’ on Teen Health and Empowerment

The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab uses games and new media to advance young people’s social and emotional health. Read More
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Stevens Initiative to Support International Virtual Exchanges

The $31 million multilateral, public-private initiative – named in honor of the late Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens – hopes to achieve the largest increase in people-to-people educational exchanges between the United States and the Middle East. Read More
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Digital Media and Learning Competition Seeks Designs to Scale Connected Learning

The competition, dubbed Playlists for Learning, will offer year-long development grants totaling $700,000 to create innovative learning playlists that close the opportunity gap and help learners succeed in the 21st century. Read More
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Grant Competition Challenges Teachers to Innovate

The 2015 LRNG Innovators Challenge is seeking proposals from teachers committed to exploring how learning experiences can move fluidly and coherently across the spheres of formal and informal learning. Read More
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Report Examines How Youth Use New Media for Civic Engagement

The report explores how civic youth use Facebook, Twitter, and other online platforms to help address issues that matter in their communities and the world. Read More
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MacArthur Spins Off Digital Media & Learning Work with $25 Million Seed Investment

MacArthur today announced the launch of Collective Shift, a new nonprofit whose mission is to redesign social systems for the connected age. Read More
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Coalition of Companies Commits to Hiring 100,000 Youth

A national coalition of leading U.S.-based companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 16 to 24 year olds who face systemic barriers to jobs and education, is launching its efforts at a job ... Read More

A Note to Our Partners in Digital Media and Learning

Over the past 10 years, we have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary and ground-breaking set of partners to build the Digital Media and Learning field. You are those partners, and collectively you have ... Read More
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Cities, Businesses, Nonprofits Join Forces to Provide Learning Opportunities

Four U.S. cities — Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. — are bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and learning institutions like libraries and museums to offer Cities of Learning programs this summer. Read More
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Blog To Help Parents Raising Children in Digital Age

Parenting for a Digital Future is a blog created by the Connected Learning Research Network and London School of Economics and Political Science that explores parenting for a digital future. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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Building Trust in Online Learning Environments

The 5th annual Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed the Trust Challenge, awarded $1.2 million to 13 projects that will help foster trust in online learning environments. Read More
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Tech Solutions Key to VotoLatino Innovators Challenge Winners

A total of $500,000 in grants will be shared among seven winners of the VotoLatino Innovators Challenge, a competition that encouraged millennial-led projects that leverage technology to improve conditions and learning in Latino communities. Read More