Learning Environments

Badges for Lifelong Learning | an emerging online system, designed by the Mozilla Foundation with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative, to document and provide credentials for self-directed learning beyond the classroom. Read more

Digital IS | A new online community for educators hosted by The National Writing ProjectRead more...

Digital Media and Learning/HASTAC competition | To spur digital innovations in out-of-school spaces, HASTAC sponsors an annual contest. Below are three recent winners.

iCivics | Started by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics is an online game and platform that engages students in learning about the three branches of government and other civics information.  Read more

Maker Spaces and Maker Faires | Weekend events where kids tinker and create, sponsored by MAKE Magazine, and the brain child Dale Dougherty, co-founder of O’Reilly Media. Read more

WhyReef | A virtual coral reef created by scientists at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History allows kids to “dive” on two reefs, where they can examine 50 different species and play games that teach about biodiversity and conservation. Read more...

Mobile Action Lab | provides training to young people age 14 to 24 and matches them with developers to help them create new technology platforms based on their own designs and interests, and the interests of their peers.