Workshops and Training Sessions


FALL 2017

  • 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)

FALL 2016

  • 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