Digital Media & Learning Competition 2

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

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.*

 

*Awards based on amount requested.

Winning Projects

Talkers and Doers is a platform through which at-risk teens and young adults learn about entrepreneurship through games that integrate real world...
Applying the Zulu community-based problem-solving concept of Ubuntu-best translated as "I am because we are"-M-Ubuntu uses inexpensive, low-threshold...
Offering an unprecedented online presence for low-income women from across India, WAVE is a unique digital platform for Indian women aged 18-25...
Focusing on the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, CivicsLab puts elementary and middle school students in virtual control of decision-making in their...

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