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The Net Generation, Unplugged

The Economist
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Activism or Slacktivism

Chronicle Herald (Canada)
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Does Race Matter Online?

Features the UNCF "Digital Media and Learning in Multicultural Contexts" Public Forum Series launched at Morehouse College with a keynote presentation by Dr. S. Craig Watkins, on the theme "To Be Young, Digital & Black." Read More

What Mozilla Could Teach Government

A new report in a MacArthur-funded series on digital media and learning, "Peer Participation and Software," examines whether Mozilla's participatory approach to software development could be applied to political and civic engagement. Read More

More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The New York Times
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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 ... Read More
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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 ... Read More
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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. Read More
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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 ... Read More
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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 ... Read More

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


Oct. 6 Webinar - Making it in the New Economy
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Expanding Opportunity in a World of Innovation
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The Last Mile: Remaking the Pathways to Opportunity
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