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Digital Media & Learning

The MacArthur Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Read More

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

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
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The 21st Century Learner

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century.

In this video, education experts say digital technologies could transform the ...

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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