MacArthur Foundation

Exciting news for everyone in the Spark Kids & Creativity Network!

Today The MacArthur Foundation announced its fourth Digital Media & Learning Competition offering awards in two related competitions:

  • The Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning focuses on building digital badges for lifelong learning. The Competition is designed to encourage individuals and organizations to create digital tools that support, identify, recognize, measure, and account for new skills, competencies, knowledge, and achievements for 21st century learners wherever and whenever learning takes place.
    The Badges Competition will make awards ranging from $10,000 to $200,000!
  • The Research Competition: Badges, Trophies, and Achievements focuses on online networks, digital resources, and gaming environments that provide rich opportunities for demand-driven, learner-centered learning. These include networked knowledge communities, online tutorials, and other digital resources for wide-ranging learning needs.
    The Research Competition will make awards ranging from $5,000 to $80,000!

Spark encourages everyone working creatively at the intersection of early childhood education, new media, and innovative technology to learn more about these prestigious awards. Now is your opportunity–Don’t miss it!

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