Workshops and Training Sessions


Couldn't attend? Workshops and Webinars have been recorded for your convenience.

Nov. 9 and 16, 2020: Drop-in Consultations

Dates: November 9 & 16, 2020 at 10:00AM ET

Are you a York University faculty member or Partner who is interested in student-centered learning and open pedagogy? Are you planning to develop and mount a GNL course? We are excited that are you planning to engage in a GNL-enhanced course this year and we would love to support you!


Aug. 7, 2020: Faculty Workshop: The How-to's of the GNL Approach

At this workshop, the GNL team and York International will provide in-depth and hands-on guidance to help York University faculty members and Partners bring Global Perspectives and Cross-Cultural Discussion into existing courses.

Some of these how-to’s include:

  • How to Choose and Build Partnerships to Integrate the GNL Approach
  • How to Identify and Integrate GNL-Enhanced Course Activities

Missed the Workshop?

July 14, 2020: 2020-21 GNL Webinar Launch

GNL pedagogy supports student-centered learning and teaching for the 21st century university. It supports the development of global competencies – among students and instructors – required to adapt, thrive, and succeed in becoming global citizens engaged in complex, intercultural problem solving. As a form of experiential education that transcends borders, the promise of GNL can be reinforced through open pedagogy, development of digital literacy and production, and other forms of innovative knowledge-making practices across cultures

GNL Webinar Slides

GNL Launch Recording - July 14

More Resources for Faculty Members:

Previous Events and Workshops


Certificat en responsabilité civique et sociale / Certificate in Civic and Social Stewardship

Recrutement d’étudiant(e)s pour la conception de modules sur l’interculturalité, la communication plurilingue, et la littératie informationnelle : Séances d’informations les 1 et 2 octobre 2018

Veux-tu partager tes expériences interculturelles, explorer la complexité de la communication plurilingue ou soutenir le développement de compétences en littératie informationnelle/compétences académiques ? Es-tu fort dans la résolution de problèmes ? Aimerais-tu faire partie d’un projet d’éducation expérientielle (rémunéré) ? Nous t’invitons à te joindre à notre équipe !

Si tu es bilingue et as un intérêt pour la conception d’activités d’apprentissage, le développement de base de données, ou la conceptualisation d’espaces multimédia d’apprentissage, nous t’encourageons de postuler à l’équipe Apprentissage international en réseau (AIR) pour aider à concevoir trois modules sur l’interculturalité, la communication plurilingue, et la littératie informationnelle pour un certificat en responsabilité civique et sociale à Glendon.

Séances d’informations : le lundi 1e octobre, 2018 à PY A222 de 14h00 à 15h00 et le mardi 2 octobre, 2018 à PY A224 de 10h30 à 11h30. Nous vous fournirons davantage de renseignements sur le projet, le financement, le processus d’application et la formation proposée. L’application est à remettre avant le lundi 15 octobre 2018 par le formulaire ci-joint. Si tu n’es pas en mesure d’assister aux séances d’information et souhaites plus de renseignements sur le projet, envoie-nous un message à


Recruiting Students to Design Modules on Interculturality, Plurilingual Communication and Information Literacy: Information sessions on October 1st and 2nd, 2018

Do you want to share your cross-cultural experiences, explore the complexity of plurilingual communication, or support the development of information literacy for academic competencies? Do you have strong problem-solving skills? Would you like to take part in experiential learning (and be paid for it)? We invite you to join our team!

If you are bilingual and have an interest in developing a database, designing learning activities or multimedia learning environments, consider joining our Globally Networked Learning (GNL) team to help design 3 modules on interculturality, plurilingual communication, and information literacy, that will be used for a Certificate in Civic and Social Stewardship at Glendon.

Information sessions: Monday, October 1st, 2018 in YH A222 from 2:00-3:00 and Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in YH A224 from 10:30-11:30. More information on the project, funding, application process and training will be provided. The application is due by Monday October 15th, 2018. You must complete it by filling out the attached form. If you unable to attend the workshops, but want to know more, please email us at



GNL Course Development Consultations

Are you a York University faculty member who is planning to develop and mount a GNL course? The Globally Networked Learning (GNL) Project team is available to meet with you one on one to continue supporting your GNL course development. We encourage you to book time with Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (GNL Project Lead) and Lisa Endersby (Educational Developer with Teaching Commons) to discuss:
I) Planning how to work with your partner;
II) Drafting your course learning outcomes;
III) Designing your course activities;
IV) Determining how you will assess your students and evaluate your course.

Consultations are available by appointment at both Keele and Glendon. Please email to set up a consultation time.

Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom

This workshop is designed to support faculty members and IT/library staff, who wish to incorporate globally networked learning (GNL) into either existing or future courses and/or other research, or support research/IT support for GNL courses. In the workshop, we will briefly cover what GNL is and discuss its relevance/importance for current and incoming students at York; provide tools and strategies for effective collaboration with faculty/non-academic researchers with whom York U instructors may wish to design a GNL course/module; and review case studies/models of effective pedagogy and curriculum design for an internationalized classroom. Facilitators of the bootcamp will ensure that the session is interactive and that participants gain the step-by-step guidance they need to embark on their GNL project.

Register for Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom at GLENDON | Monday, October 2nd, 12pm-4pm

Register for Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom at KEELE | Thursday, October 5th, 11:30am-3:30pm

If you have any questions, please email

Globally Networked Learning Bootcamp: Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom

The bootcamp and webinar, taken together, will provide a deeper understanding of how to effectively develop partnerships, curriculum and pedagogy, as well as how to integrate various forms of technology for globally networked learning (GNL) courses. All bootcamps and webinars will be co-facilitated by John E. Fowler (Former Assistant Director – Center for Collaborative Online International Learning), Lisa Endersby (Educational Developer from The Teaching Commons at YorkU) and Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (GNL at York Project Lead).

Keele Campus
Date: Monday, June 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: DB 1014 (formerly TEL Building)

Glendon Campus
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: YH A214

Globally Networked Learning Webinar: Integrating and Innovating Technology for your Internationalized Classroom

All Campuses
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Location: Online

Conceptualizing Globally Networked Learning (GNL) courses/activities: Pedagogy, Technology & Partnerships

York University faculty members are invited to participate in an interactive workshop on Globally Networked Learning (GNL) course development. Building on the success of the Fall 2016 sessions, the activity-based workshops will discuss the range of pedagogical strategies and technological approaches to GNL (problem-based learning, global dialogues and shared activities, and the range of technologies to navigate this emerging innovative pedagogy). By examining case studies of successful collaborations from a variety of disciplinary and institutional contexts, workshop participants will learn about GNL partnerships that expand research and teaching collaborations and foster sensitivity to cultural differences in the internationalized classroom. Finally, attendees will gain applied training for conceptualizing new GNL courses or embedding GNL strategies to either co-develop shared activities, or modify existing curriculum with international partners. The Winter 2017 workshops will be co-facilitated by John E. Fowler (Executive Director, Creative COIL Consultants at the SUNY COIL (Center for Collaborative Online International Learning), the GNL Project Team at YorkU, and Lisa Endersby (Educational Developer from The Teaching Commons at YorkU). The 2017 winter-term workshops will serve as preparatory training for the 2017 Summer ‘Bootcamp’ workshops on GNL curriculum design.

Glendon Campus
Date: Monday, February 6 2017
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: B204

Keele Campus
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Kaneff Tower 519

Student Focus Group Sessions: Exploring Contemporary Buzz-words in Globally Networked Learning

The concept of Globally Networked Learning (GNL) requires us to re-think the kinds of concepts and skills being taught in the university classroom. As current York students, moving into careers requiring digital knowledge and global skills, we are interested in hearing about your learning experiences and what this means for your future work. In this focus group, we will workshop contemporary buzz-words such as global competence, internationalization, global and digital citizenship, inter-cultural education, and inter-cultural sensitivities, to see how you would like to apply these otherwise abstract ideas to your learning experience at York and your expectations for the future.

Keele Campus
Date: Monday, January 30th, 2017
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: Harry Crowe Room (Atkinson 109)

Date: Monday, February 13th, 2017
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Location: Harry Crowe Room (Atkinson 109)

Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Location: Brian Craig Room (Founders College 303)

Glendon Campus
Date: Monday, February 6th, 2017
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: B215

Re-imagining Global Conversations: Exploring the Many Meanings of Social Media for the Internationalized Classroom

The concept of Globally Networked Learning (GNL) requires us to re-imagine how global conversations are made and sustained in the processes of research, learning, and teaching across political, socio-cultural and linguistic borders in the 21st Century university. Hong Liang (Beijing International Studies University) and Yin Le (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University) will discuss one tool of such global conversations: social media. In a conversation facilitated by Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (Project Lead for the Globally Networked Learning Project at York University), Liang and Le will discuss the use of social media and life-sharing in China, and explore how we might contextualize these practices in a GNL classroom between Canada and China to make sense of global and digital citizenship. This discussion will serve to open up an interactive discussion with seminar participants on how social media might serve as a tool for research, learning and teaching within the internationalized classroom.

Keele Campus
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: S802 (Ross Building)



GNL-ing at York: Faculty Workshop

York University Faculty members are invited to participate in a series of workshops to help visualize, design, and implement a Globally Networked Learning (GNL) environment here at York University.

Keele Campus
Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: 280N (York Lanes)

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: S802 (Ross Building)

Glendon Campus
Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 3 – 5pm
Location: A304

GNL-ing at York: Student Focus Group

What do you know about globally networked learning (GNL) at York University? Did you know that you can participate in courses with students from around the world? Take part in cutting edge research and follow lectures with international faculty while still at York? Gain experiential learning experience while working with local community groups in other parts of the globe? What about adding valuable skills in intercultural communication for your future career? Do you want to be part of the planning process in the early stages of this innovative project? As students, you will be some of the main participants in GNL courses and research projects and so, we want to know what you think of this internationalization strategy and opportunity for experiential learning. What would GNL activities mean for your current university learning? In what ways would GNL at YorkU add to your university experience? How will GNL opportunities influence your future work experience beyond university? Come, learn about GNL and provide feedback and ideas about making this project better for 2017.

Keele Campus
Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Location: FC 303 (Founders College Brian Craig Room)

Glendon Campus
Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Time: 12 pm – 2pm
Location: A304