Building the new field of digital media and learning
The MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year,$50 million digital media and learninginitiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way youngpeople 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 it is already known about the field and seeding innovationfor continued growth.For more information,visit www.digitallearning.macfound.org.To engagein conversations about these projects and the field of digital learning,visit the Spotlight blog atspotlight.macfound.org.
About the MacArthur Foundation
The John D.and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation is a private,independent grantmakinginstitution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the
human condition.With assets of $5.5 billion,the Foundation makes grants totaling approximately$200 million annually.For more information or to sign up for MacArthur’s monthly electronicnewsletter,visit www.macfound.org.The MacArthur Foundation140 South Dearborn Street,Suite 1200Chicago,Illinois 60603Tel.(312) 726-8000www.digitallearning.macfound.org