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

Built on the popular "Civilization" strategy game platform, History Game Canada enhances the history learning experience of 12-18 year olds by...
To promote participatory learning among the indigenous Tzotzil children of Chiapas, one of Mexico's poorest communities, Tecno.Tzotzil will produce...
Focusing on the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, CivicsLab puts elementary and middle school students in virtual control of decision-making in their...
Applying the Zulu community-based problem-solving concept of Ubuntu-best translated as "I am because we are"-M-Ubuntu uses inexpensive, low-threshold...

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