Digital Media + Learning Research Hub

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About the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub

The mission of the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub (DML Hub) is to advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era. Located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at UC Irvine, all of the Research Hub’s activities — which include original research, blogs, websites, publications, and an annual conference — are supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative.

What DML Hub Does
  • Investigates the ways in which digital technology is changing learning environments, social and civic institutions, and youth culture.
  • Works to support the growth of the emerging digital media and learning field and community.
  • Spreads thought leadership and best practices for next generation learning and civics.
How DML Hub Does it
  • Carries out an extensive agenda of original research
  • Produces blogs, websites, a report series, other publications
  • Holds an annual conference
  • Supports emerging scholars by sponsoring workshops, working groups and a weeklong summer institute
  • Partners with like-minded research organizations and individuals

Partners

MacArthur Foundation

The mission of the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub is to advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era.

Year in Review

DML Hub is an international research center that is committed to promoting compelling research collaborations about best participatory learning practices, applications, programs and their assessments that engage digital media. In 2014-15, the DML Hub continued to support emerging research on digital media and learning through two interdisciplinary research networks — Connected Learning and Youth and Participatory Politics — and the Connecting Youth Project. In June 2015, DML Hub hosted Equity By Design, an annual conference held in Los Angeles, which convened researchers, practitioners, policymakers, industry leaders and others working on related projects. Throughout the year, DML managed DML Central, a collaborative blog and curated set of free and open resources that serves as a forum for spreading knowledge, insights, data, practices, thought leadership, and dialogue in and across the digital media and learning field.

“Equity is not just about access. It involves a new social and pedagogical imagination about how youth and people from nondominant communities can become designers of their own futures.”
Kris Gutiérrez, Chair for the 2015 DML Conference

Events

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