© Eric Edelman / RETROCOLLAGE

© Eric Edelman / RETROCOLLAGE

 

Living Online Lab, a US-based nonprofit organization, addresses a 21st century challenge: The Internet Revolution has changed virtually every aspect of our world - yet school curricula remain almost frozen in time. 

Reuben Loewy, a British-born high school teacher and former foreign correspondent, set out to develop a curriculum for the digital age, and the result is a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum for teaching Internet Studies to 6th-12th grade students, and beyond.  

Our goal is to educate and empower a new generation to be knowledgeable, engaged, and critical digital citizens.  

Described by The Atlantic (May 2015) as "the liberal arts of virtual living," the Living Online curriculum explores key aspects of the Internet, digital culture, and the intersection of humans and technology. More than 30 modules, comprising lesson plans and multimedia resources have been developed by teachers and leading academics, and are being piloted in schools in the U.S and Canada. The Living Online curriculum is aligned to both national and ISTE standards.  

Trustees and advisors include Lord Mitchell (former entrepreneur and founding chairman of the eLearning Foundation), Dr. Tom Chatfield (author, Oxford University academic, and broadcaster), and Ann Collier, a highly experienced educational nonprofit leader.  

Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society has recently partnered with Living Online to develop a series of lesson plans for LRNG.com, a youth-focused educational program. 

Contact us here for more information and a sample lesson plan.