Mimi Ito sez, "We've just announced a new research hub and web site for the field of digital media and learning, funded by a $2.97 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation. This is a key component of a broader $85 million effort on the part of the foundation to mobilize digital media and online networks to transform learning. The web site will feature a database of resources relevant to the field, as well as a group blog. Contributors include danah boyd, Cathy Davidson, Liz Losh, Howard Rheingold, Raquel Recuero, and Connie Yowell."
Mimi is a highly regarded researcher on the sociology of digital networks, and the Digital Youth Project she led is a must-must read for anyone who cares about digital media and young people. I can't wait to see what she and her team do with this project.