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Walsh Hosts Global Learning Symposium with Partner Universities

What's New, 2013-09-30

Event Highlights Walsh's Commitment to Technology and Collaborative Teaching

Walsh University's Global Learning Partnership (GLP) hosted a special three-day
international academic symposium "The Holocaust and Humanistic Global Dialogues
in the 21st Century" from September 26-28. The program focused on global humanistic discourse to explore educational challenges faced by academic community in a post-Holocaust era.

During the three-day event, over 40 scholars, students, teachers and administrators from Israel and the United States gathered at Walsh University to learn more about how technological developments will impact the future of teaching and learning in the 21st century. The GLP is a collaborative, international project that incorporates academic expertise with sophisticated levels of videoconferencing and Internet technologies for synchronous and asynchronous interaction and course delivery to students in multiple geographic locations. Walsh is a founding and participating partner in the GLP which includes Oranim Academic College, Israel; The Ohio State University; University of Colorado at Denver and Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Walsh University Provost Larry Bove noted that the GLP symposium underscores the
university's aspiration to global and technical excellence. Bove said, "For Walsh, the GLP is another venue for honing our ability to teach and learn within a global setting."

According to Project Director for the Global Learning Partnership Rita Schaner, "This
program was instituted to create an environment where academic partners from
multiple institutions could work collaboratively to design courses that allow
students in their local classrooms to work interactively in real time 24/7 with
partners across the globe. The goal is to become informed members of a global
community through the use of immersive technologies such as social media and
videoconferencing." Schaner is also a visiting assistant professor in Walsh's
Department of Education.

The GLP is a collaborative, international project that incorporates academic expertise with sophisticated levels of videoconferencing and Internet technologies for synchronous and asynchronous interaction and course delivery to students in multiple geographic locations.

The GLP welcomes inquiries from interested faculty and institutions. For more
information about the GLP, visit www.walsh.edu/glp.