Our friends at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Mozilla and HASTAC, are excited to announce the 4th Digital Media and Learning competition, which will offer up to $2 million in grants for innovations in the use of “Badges for Lifelong Learning“. The event is taking place on Thursday, September 15th at 11am EST.
Since 2007, the Digital Media + Learning Competition has made strides in encouraging its entrants to come up with the most innovative and novel approaches to using new media to support learning. The past three competitions celebrated categories such as Knowledge-Networking, Young Innovators, and Game Changers.
This year’s competition hopes to explore today’s growing trend of 24/7 learning for people of all ages in addition to the use of digital badges that “can inspire learning, unlock jobs, educational and civic opportunities and open new pipelines for talent.”
Thursday’s announcement features appearances by:
- The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
- Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, NASA
- Emily Stover DeRocco, President, The Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for the American Workforce
- Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation
This post is part of this month’s “Back to School” themed blog posts.