$2 Million Competition Seeks Ideas to Transform Learning

As President Obama called for new efforts to reimagine and improve education in science and math, MacArthur is launching a $2 million open competition for ideas to transform learning using digital media.
Read more.
Competition website.

President Obama Launches National Lab Day Partnership

President Obama announced the launch of a new initiative, National Lab Day, to reinvigorate science and math education in the nation’s schools and learning centers.
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National Lab Day website.

Event — The Power of Youth Voice: What Kids Learn When They Create with Digital Media

This forum, held in Philadelphia, brought together experts in digital media and learning to share their research and experiences from in and outside of the classroom.
Watch the webcast.

Design Challenge to Expand Possibities for Learning Online

The Mozilla Foundation launched the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge to create Mozilla Firefox add-ons to unlock new possibilities for learning online.
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Visit the Jetpack website.

Meeting of Minds: Cross-Generational Dialogue on the Ethics of Digital Life

A MacArthur-sponsored report based on the first cross-generational online conversation on digital media and ethics highlights the differences in how adults and youth think about ethical issues online. The report was prepared by Global Kids, Inc., Harvard’s GoodPlay Project, and Common Sense Media.
Download the report (PDF).

Digital Media Changing How Young People Learn — Education Experts Urge New Policy Considerations

A panel of experts participating in a Capitol Hill briefing stated that digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life, and these changes have important policy implications.
Read the press release.

Edutopia Announces the Digital Generation Project

The MacArthur-supported project aims to help educators and parents understand how digital media are changing today’s youth.
Read the press release.
Visit the project’s Web site.

New Center Seeds Research, Collaboration on Digital Media & Learning

A newly-created Digital Media & Learning Research Hub located at the University of California-Irvine will provide an international center to study the impact of digital media on young people's learning.
Read the press release.
Visit the Research Hub's website, dmlcentral.net.

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