Workshop offers overview of Globally Networked Learning at York

Globally Networked Learning (GNL) refers to an approach to research, learning and teaching that enables students, faculty and non-academic researchers from different locations around the world to participate in, and collaborate on, knowledge-making processes and concrete research projects.

A banner image for Globally Networked Learning that shows a portion of a mapThe GNL approach engages faculty and students in collaborative joint lectures, class discussions, assignments and/or research projects through innovative pedagogies and the use of online communication and information technologies. In addition to innovative pedagogical approaches, GNL promotes and facilitates intercultural communication and global learning for both faculties and students.

York University faculty members who embark on a GNL have access to many supports, including York International, the Teaching Commons, UIT and the Libraries along with resources from the partner university. To further assist those faculty members to co-develop resources for their GNL course and support GNL initiatives, there is also an award of $1,000. The application deadline for GNL courses of the Spring and Fall 2021 is Monday, March 15. Access the Faculty Toolkit for more resources.

To get started, the GNL team is hosting a workshop on Monday, Feb. 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Register via Zoom.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to integrate GNL-enhanced activities in their courses including developing new and/or enhancing existing partnerships through GNL.
  • Hear about the experiences of York GNL faculty course leaders including student learning outcomes and feedback.
  • Find out about GNL supports and resources available to York faculty members.

Following the workshop, all faculty members and partners are invited to ask further questions and get involved through drop-in consultations on Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register via Zoom.

To learn more about GNL, visit the GNL website.

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