Digital Learning and Media

The MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year, $50 million digital media and learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to developing educational and other social institutions that can meet the needs of this and future generations. The initiative is both marshaling what is already known about the field and seeding innovation for continued growth.

On their website you can find:

* information about ongoing projects and emerging research;
* a link to the Spotlight blog (, where visitors can engage with initiative grantees about their work; and
* information about the open-call Digital Media & Learning Competition, which provides $2 million in awards to innovators shaping the field.