Welcome to the DML Winners' Hub

What happens to winners of our DML Competitions? They come here to blog about their work, participate in forums, attend webinars, share lessons learned, and network with the larger community. Interested in following along with their work? Join their project groups here on HASTAC and discuss how winning projects are innovating in connected learning environments.  

Current Competitions

Past Competitions

Digital Badges

 

Explore past Digital Media and Learning Competitions

 

DML Competition 5:
Project:Connect
Summer Youth Programming

  

DML Competition 4: Badges for Lifelong Learning

Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition
Badges for Lifelong Learning Research Competition
 Digital badges resources
 

DML Competition 3: Reimagining Learning

 

DML Competition 2: Participatory Learning

 

DML Competition 1: Innovation and Knowledge-Networking

About the Digital Media and Learning Competition

The Digital Media and Learning Competition is a program designed to find and to inspire the most novel uses of new media in support of connected learning. Over the past five years, the Competition has awarded $10 million to more than 100 projects — including games, mobile phone applications, virtual worlds, social networks, and digital badge platforms — that explore how technologies are changing the way people learn and participate in daily life. The Competition is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine, and is administered by HASTAC.


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year, now more than $150 million Digital Media and Learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way people, especially 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 Digital Media and Learning initiative is marshaling what is already known about the field and seeding innovation for continued growth. Initial grants have supported research projects, design studies, pilot programs, and responses to policy implications. The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the Digital Media and Learning Competition as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative.


Infrastructure and administrative support for the Digital Media and Learning Competition is provided by HASTAC teams based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and Duke University under the founding leadership of Cathy N. Davidson (The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Duke University) and David Theo Goldberg (Director, UCHRI) through a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support for other HASTAC initiatives is provided by Duke University,  the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), the Graduate Center, City University of New York, the National Science Foundation, and other member institutions.

 

We are honored to have worked with many notable supporters, partners, collaborators, and funders over the years.

Watch hastac.org or dmlcompetition.net for announcements about upcoming Competitions. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or subscribe to our listserv.

What happens to winners of our DML Competitions? They come here to blog about their work, participate in forums, attend webinars, share lessons learned, and network with the larger community. Interested in following along with their work? Join their project groups here on HASTAC and discuss how winning projects are innovating in connected learning environments.  

Current Competitions

Past Competitions

Digital Badges

 

Explore past Digital Media and Learning Competitions

 

DML Competition 5:
Project:Connect
Summer Youth Programming

  

DML Competition 4: Badges for Lifelong Learning

Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition
Badges for Lifelong Learning Research Competition
 Digital badges resources
 

DML Competition 3: Reimagining Learning

 

DML Competition 2: Participatory Learning

 

DML Competition 1: Innovation and Knowledge-Networking

About the Digital Media and Learning Competition

The Digital Media and Learning Competition is a program designed to find and to inspire the most novel uses of new media in support of connected learning. Over the past five years, the Competition has awarded $10 million to more than 100 projects — including games, mobile phone applications, virtual worlds, social networks, and digital badge platforms — that explore how technologies are changing the way people learn and participate in daily life. The Competition is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine, and is administered by HASTAC.


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year, now more than $150 million Digital Media and Learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way people, especially 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 Digital Media and Learning initiative is marshaling what is already known about the field and seeding innovation for continued growth. Initial grants have supported research projects, design studies, pilot programs, and responses to policy implications. The MacArthur Foundation is supporting the Digital Media and Learning Competition as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative.


Infrastructure and administrative support for the Digital Media and Learning Competition is provided by HASTAC teams based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and Duke University under the founding leadership of Cathy N. Davidson (The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Duke University) and David Theo Goldberg (Director, UCHRI) through a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support for other HASTAC initiatives is provided by Duke University,  the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), the Graduate Center, City University of New York, the National Science Foundation, and other member institutions.

 

We are honored to have worked with many notable supporters, partners, collaborators, and funders over the years.

Watch hastac.org or dmlcompetition.net for announcements about upcoming Competitions. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or subscribe to our listserv.

Explore the DML Competition Projects

 

 

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HASTAC ContentRegular contributor
Documents and links
By Sheryl Grant on Mar 3rd, 2014
Michael Olneck, professor of educational policy studies and sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, shared his paper Insurgent Credentials: A Challenge to Established Institutions of Higher Education with us last year, and has written a new paper titled...
HASTAC ContentRegular contributor
Documents and links
By Sheryl Grant on Jan 4th, 2014
It's not easy to write about badges -- they touch on so many social norms that we take for granted, and that means unpacking assumptions about things like assessment, credentials, and accreditation -- but Paul Fain knocked it out of the park with his latest article about...
slgrant-img-11/24/2013 - 11:17am
HASTAC ContentRegular contributor
Blog entry
By Sheryl Grant on Nov 21st, 2013
This is a follow up post to an earlier one titled 5 Buckets for Badge System Design: You Are Here about different badge system design approaches. In that post, I suggested 5 main starting points or design approaches for badge systems, a way for organizations to locate...
slgrant-img-11/21/2013 - 11:41am
HASTAC ContentRegular contributor
Blog entry
By Sheryl Grant on Oct 23rd, 2013
Badge systems, like other sociotechnical systems, are ways of building order in our world – but for now, at the early stages of design and development, we’re in an innovation free-for-fall, which can be both exciting and daunting to newcomers. To build out the badge...