Digital Media and Learning Competition 2008

by Dina on September 25, 2008 · 1 comment

in Participatory Media,Social Media

Beth Kanter is helping spread the word, and forwarded this email to me – it’s a competition for participatory learning.   They’ve opened up the competition to international applicants, including India.  If there are any bloggers and networkers in India (and other countries mentioned) who reach the nonprofits and educators who are using social media and doing participatory learning, do apply and spread the word!

$2 Million Competition
Focus: Participatory Learning

Participatory learning is defined broadly: using new digital media for sharing ideas or planning, designing, implementing, or just discussing ideas and goals together.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2008

Full information at:

The second HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition is now open!

Awards will be made in two categories:

Innovation in Participatory Learning Awards support large-scale digital learning projects

This year we are piloting international eligibility for our Innovation Award and will be accepting submissions from primary applicants in Canada, People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands,Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States; collaborators can be from anywhere in the world.

Young Innovator Awards are targeted at U.S. applicants aged 18-25 year olds

(You can find out about last year’s winners at

Full information at:


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1 Sai October 21, 2008 at 11:31 pm

This is a lovely competition, but from where i come from where our institute runs on solar power and when its cloudy we cant use the computers. With a super slow dial up connection just enough to send an email i think promoting our campus with social media is a years away. I wonder if other institutes even have half of what we have solar power etc.

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