Living Online Lab is an educational nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth worldwide to be knowledgeable, engaged, and critical digital citizens.
To achieve this goal we are offering schools a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum, described by The Atlantic as "the liberal arts of virtual living." Teachers and academics have created more than 30 modules, comprising lesson plans and curated multimedia resources covering key aspects of the Internet:
1. About the Internet
The History of the Internet – How the Internet works – Who Owns the Internet? – The Business Model of the Internet – Data: Big Data, Metadata, and Data Visualization – A for Algorithms – The Internet of Things – Digital Disruption
2. The Digital World and Us
Cyberpsychology – Identity – Privacy – Transparency – Online Empathy – Online Friendships & Relationships – Digital Ethics – Distraction, Boredom & Overuse – Social/Anti-Social Media – Digital Activism – Diversity of Thought – The Digital Divide – Digital Rights – Hacking
3. Digital Media Literacy
Digital Reading & Writing – Remix Culture – The Digital Media Revolution – Online Propaganda – Memes – Smart Search & Research – Wikipedia – Knowledge and Information in the Digital Age
4.The Dark Side of the Web
Cyberwarfare & Cyberterrorism – Cybercrime – The Dark Web
5. The Web We Want
From cyberutopianism to digital dystopia - the future of the Internet explored.
Living Online Lab 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.