Digital Media & Learning Competition 2

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In 2009, fourteen projects won Innovation awards ranging from $30,000 to $250,000; in the Young Innovators category, five projects received awards ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

The second Competition (2009) awarded a total of $2 million to 19 projects representing two categories: Innovations in Participatory Learning and Young Innovators (for applicants aged 18-25). The Innovations in Participatory Learning awards were given to designers of new learning environments, including major adaptations of existing models of gaming, world building, social networking or other virtual environments, and the development of entirely new programs. The Young Innovators awards  were given to forward-thinking, conceptually exciting and original participatory learning projects, where young innovators (age 18-25) were able to bring their most visionary ideas from the "garage" stage to implementation. From a field of approximately 700 applications, 14 projects won Innovation awards ranging from $30,000 to $250,000;* in the Young Innovators category, five projects received awards ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.*

The Digital Media and Learning Competition was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and administered by HASTAC.

*Awards based on amount requested.

 

Selected Winning Projects

Participatory Chinatown seeks to transform the planning practices shaping Boston's Chinatown from disjointed transactions between developers and...
Cellcraft is a 2009 HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition winner. Addressing a decreasing interest and proficiency in...
Focusing on the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, CivicsLab puts elementary and middle school students in virtual control of decision-making in their...
Offering an unprecedented online presence for low-income women from across India, WAVE is a unique digital platform for Indian women aged 18-25...

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