Sunday, June 28, 2009

MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition

Should be interesting to see what emerges from this new funding direction by the MacArthur Foundation. ____JH


"Awards will be made in the two categories of Innovation and Knowledge-Networking.  Innovation Awards ($100,000 and $250,000) will support learning pioneers, entrepreneurs, and builders of new digital learning environments for formal and informal learning. Knowledge-Networking Awards ($30,000 base award, to a total of $75,000 if budget warrants) will support communicators in connecting, mobilizing, circulating, or translating new ideas around digital media and learning. Entries to the Competition are due October 15, 2007.

Details and application requirements can be found at  If you have comments or questions about the Competition that you would like to share publicly, we would love to hear from you via this Spotlight Blog."

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'The parenting police' - you hit out at home education plans

Parents are hitting back at plans for what they believe are Big Brother-style powers to inspect home schooling.

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Limit learning losses during summer vacation

It's called "the summer brain drain" because during those long, hot months away from school, kids supposedly forget a lot of what they had learned in class.

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UCLA employees protest proposed pay cuts, furloughs

UCLA employees protest proposed pay cuts, furloughs
UC officials consider salary reductions of 4% to 8%, 21 unpaid days off or a combination. The cuts would close about one-fourth of an anticipated $800-million state funding shortfall.

More than 2,000 UCLA employees, including researchers, custodians, nurses and secretaries, gathered at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday to protest plans for pay cuts and furloughs proposed by the University of California.