MacArthur Foundation opens Digital Media and Learning Competition

2008 Digital Media and Learning Competition

The MacArthur Fundation just opened its 2008 Digital Media and Learning Competion.

Awards will be given in two categories:

* Innovation in Participatory Learning Awards will support projects that demonstrate new modes of participatory learning, in which people take part in virtual communities, share ideas, comment on one another’s projects, and advance goals together. Successful projects will promote participatory learning in a variety of environments: through the creation of new digital tools, modification of existing ones, or use of digital media in some other novel way. Submissions will be accepted from applicants in Canada, People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, countries in which HASTAC or MacArthur have significant experience. Winners will receive between $30,000 and $250,000.

* Young Innovator Awards are designed to encourage young people aged 18-25 to think boldly about “what comes next” in participatory learning and to contribute to making it happen. Winners will receive funding to do an internship with a sponsor organization to help bring their most visionary ideas from the “garage” stage to implementation. For this competition cycle, submissions will only be accepted from applicants in the United States. Winners will receive between $5,000 and $30,000.

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1 Response to MacArthur Foundation opens Digital Media and Learning Competition

  1. Thanks so much for helping us get out the word about the competition. We know that, for the right person, winning this competition could make a dream come true. Literally.

    By the way, we are defining “participatory learning” broadly:
    using new digital media for sharing ideas or planning, designing, implementing, or just discussing ideas and goals together.
    (You can find out about last year’s winners at http://hub.dmlcompetition.net/)

    Thanks again. Great site!

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