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New International Journal of Learning and Media Launched by Monterey Institute for Technology and Education and MIT Press With Grant from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Interactive quarterly Journal to Examine Changing Relationships Between Learning and Media

MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has received a $2 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, philanthropic institution founded 1978 by John D. MacArthur (1897–1978), owner of a prominent insurance company and other businesses, and his wife Catherine T.  to support the development and publication of a new quarterly journal, the International Journal of Learning and Media (IJLM) to be published by MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Press. The IJLM will provide a forum for research and debate about the social and cultural implications of the intersection between learning and new and emerging media.

"The IJLM will represent a break from traditionally published scholarly research," says Ellen Faran, Director of MIT Press. "Many journals have made the transition to online publication, but have not taken advantage of the rich media nature of the web. Our contributors are greatly encouraged to incorporate interactive elements such as video clips, data sets, and simulations into their submissions and to fully explore the rich array of multi-media modes available in the online format."

"The question of how digital tools influence young people and learning is at the center of the Foundation's effort," says Connie Yowell, MacArthur's Director of Education. "We hope that the collaborative nature of the IJLM will fuel a creative and productive dialogue about learning and media among educators, researchers, and policymakers, strengthening the academic and applied field that is emerging around learning and media."

The IJLM is the second MacArthur Foundation-funded collaboration between MIT Press and MITE. Their first joint initiative, The MacArthur Foundation MacArthur Foundation: see John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  Series on Digital Media and Learning, engaged more than 56 authors in a collaborative "conversation" to produce six field-defining volumes providing a framework for the continuing discussion on media and learning. These volumes, published in December 2007, are available for download on the MIT Press website:

"We believe that access to quality education is every human's birth right," says Gary Lopez, Ph.D., Executive Director of MITE. "That's how MITE came to be formed and that's why we participate in initiatives like the MacArthur Series and IJLM, as well as our own projects like the National Repository A national repository is repository for academic publications by scholars working in a particular country is a (Such repositories can also be organized on a more local basis) These can be intended fas the main repository for all such scholarship, or as a supplement to existing  of Online Courses and the free, public access education website HippoCampus hippocampus

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Co-edited by David Buckingham of the University of London For most practical purposes, ranging from admission of students to negotiating funding from the government, the 19 constituent colleges are treated as individual universities. Within the university federation they are known as Recognised Bodies  Institute of Education, Tara McPherson of the University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission  School of Cinematic Arts, and Katie Salen Katie Salen is a game designer, interactive designer, animator, and design educator. She has taught at universities including MIT, the University of Texas at Austin, Parsons School of Design, New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, and School of Visual Arts.  of Parsons The New School For Design Parsons has approximately 3,100 undergraduates and more than 400 graduate students enrolled. The School also offers continuing education courses and certificate programs, as well as weekend and summer pre-college programs for high school students.  and the Institute of Play, the IJLM will retain the peer review process of a traditional academic journal while also providing a forum for topical online dialogues. "Our goal with the series and the journal is to catalyze conversations and capture original thinking about new educational approaches," says Lopez. "The IJLM will serve as a locus for continued communication among scholars, practitioners, and others in the emerging field of digital media and learning."

To see the IJLM call for papers, visit browse.asp?btype=6&serid=170&xid=13&xcid=10310.

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) is an educational non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes.  committed to helping meet society's need for access to effective, high-quality educational opportunities in an era of rapid economic, social, and personal change. The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2003. MITE sponsors a range of projects, including the Online Course Evaluation Project (OCEP OCEP Organic Center for Education and Promotion
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The MIT Press, one of the largest American university presses, publishes important scholarly books and journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. With a long-standing commitment to distinctive design and the creative use of new technologies, The MIT Press publishes innovative research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge as well as comprehensive works that contribute to a foundational understanding of their fields. More information can be found at

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution helping to build a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. MacArthur's digital media and learning initiative aims to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize so·cial·ize  
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