Connected Learning Research Network Survey Competition Winners Announced

Youth organizations selected to come together, both in person and online, to reimagine the possibilities for education in the information age

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder and SRI International, is excited to announce the winners of the Connected Learning Research Network (CLRN) survey competition.

The CLRN Survey Study is a two-year research study on connected learning. The network is conducting this study to develop a deeper understanding of how interest-driven, peer-supported, and production-centered learning environments that leverage digital and networked media can promote meaningful learning outcomes. To recruit survey participants, the DML Hub distributed a call for proposals to recruit organizations that may embody these connected learning principles.

A panel of judges, comprising academics and practitioners, selected winners from the pool of entrants who best represent these principles and provide equitable learning opportunities for youth from nondominant communities. Programs range from online empowerment networks to afterschool sites that focus on technology skills or academic achievement to neighborhood youth development initiatives and student-centered public schools. This study offers a unique opportunity for participating organizations to better understand how their youth, ages 13 to 16, experience learning both within the programs and across their lives.

We would like to congratulate the winners of this competition:

Anythink Libraries

Computer Clubhouse Network


D3 Lab

Free Library of Philadelphia and The Village of Arts and Humanities

Free Spirit Media

Harry Potter Alliance

Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY)

HYPE Youth Media Program

KCET Departures/Youth Voices

Platte Forum

Science Museum of Minnesota Youth Science Center


Tar River Writing Project

The Be Lab

Tiger Woods Learning Center

Youth Voices

YTECH/ Puget Sound Off

To learn more about Connected Learning and how these environments are reimagining learning in the technology age, visit our website.  For more information on the CLRN Survey Study, contact Bill Penuel.

The Connected Learning Research Network is part of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s $85 million Digital Media and Learning Initiative, which aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. More information is at: