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.
DML Competition 5:
DML Competition 4: Badges for Lifelong Learning
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.