Globally Networked Learning

Global Fluency of Students and Instructors

Challenging participants to engage complex and intercultural problem-solving

Innovation and Open Pedagogy

Encouraging digital literacy and production. Creating innovative knowledge-making practices across cultures.

Student-Centred Teaching and Learning

Prioritizing experiential learning and collaboration.

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. With the aid of various forms of technology – including but not limited to, learning management systems, video conferencing software and hardware, cloud computing and social media – they are brought together in a consortium to collaborate on projects that bring together the diverse perspectives of participants to produce a richer, more nuanced, understanding of the issue(s) at hand. A GNL project might entail or produce cross-cultural discussion on a particular course concept, a joint lecture over multiple time zones, a shared assignment, or a collaborative research project, among other possibilities.

Call for Projects for Summer and Fall 2021: March 31st, 2021*

*Interested faculty can still get in touch with the GNL team for continued supports after this deadline.


Click on each event to read a brief description, how to register, and review the presentation slides and recordings from the past events.

February 22, 2021: Faculty Workshop

Date: February 22, 2021 at 10:30AM EST (Toronto)

Some of these how-to’s include:

  • 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
Workshop Recording

Review the Presentation Slides - Webinar on February 22, 2021 (pdf)

February 25 and 26, 2021: Drop in Consultations

Dates: February 25 and 26, 2021 at 10:30am ET (Toronto, Canada)

To prepare for this Drop-In session, we invite you to review the following resources before attending:


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