Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age

Oct 27, 2009
Google Headquarters

Forty years after the “War on Poverty” and twenty-five years after “A Nation at Risk,” a new forum has been designed to advance a new paradigm for learning by harnessing the largely untapped potential of digital media. Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age brought together 200 of the nation’s top thought leaders in science and technology, informal and formal education, entertainment media, research, philanthropy, and policy to create and act upon a breakthrough strategy for scaling-up effective models of teaching and learning for children. The forum showcased cutting edge research, proven and promising models to challenge decision-makers in key sectors to help “refresh and reboot” American global leadership in education. Members of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub at UCHRI attended the forum and announced the launch of a major new research initiative in digital media and learning and its associated website— The hub is generously supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative.