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Chicago Teens Flock to YOUmedia to Create, Innovate, and Hang Out

Since opening in 2009, the MacArthur-supported YOUmedia Chicago — a learning center for teens at the Harold Washington Library downtown — is attracting between 350 and 500 teenagers a week. Read More
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Learning Continues with ‘Summer of Making and Connecting’

The summer campaign is an open invitation to develop a range of activities that will allow educators, young people and others to sample Connected Learning. Read More

2014 Digital Media and Learning Conference

View DML Hub website for complete details. Read More
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Grant Competition to Provide $150,000 for Summer Youth Programs

Museums, Libraries, Nonprofits Encouraged to Launch Programs as Part of 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition To Improve the Online Experience for Young People. Read More

Project:Connect Hackathon

More information on this event can be found on the Digital Media and Learning Competition website. Read More
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MacArthur and Partners Launch Project:Connect

MacArthur, Facebook, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a series of activities to advance healthy online experiences so young people can more easily make smart and responsible choices on the Internet. Read More
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Examining Curriculum in the Digital Age

Although ideas about digital media and learning have become an important area for educational research, little attention has been given to the practical and conceptual implications for the school curriculum. Read More
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Using Video Games to Measure, Support Learning

To succeed in today’s interconnected and complex world, workers need to be able to think systemically, creatively, and critically. Read More
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Mozilla Launches Open-Source Digital Badge Software

Open Badges software allows any organization to issue verified online learning badges and any individual to receive and collect those badges. Read More
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Chicago Children to Earn Digital 'Badges' in Citywide Learning Initiative

More than 143 organizations have joined the Summer of Learning initiative, offering summer programs for thousands of children. Read More

Screening: Is School Enough?

Is School Enough? examines how young people are using everyday tools, including digital ones, to explore interests, connect with others, solve problems, and change the world around them. Read More
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Pittsburgh Launches Hive Learning Network

Pittsburgh’s new Hive Learning Network will expand the boundaries of learning for young people beyond schools to other important community institutions like museums, libraries, afterschool programs, and community centers. Read More
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Measuring How Well We’re Preparing Students

If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world, an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Read More

CANCELLED: A Conversation with Cynthia Germanotta, President, Born This Way Foundation

You are invited to A Conversation with Cynthia Germanotta, President, Born This Way Foundation. Read More
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Interdisciplinary Researchers Propose New Framework for Learning

Inequities in skills attainment, achievement gaps among ethnicities, and a disconnect between classroom learning and the everyday lives and interests of young people are troubling trends that signify the need for a new framework of learning. Read More