Global Learning Council

Global Learning Council

Improving Learning Outcomes for All

The world is in the middle of a learning revolution. The ever-accelerating pace of development and adoption of technology is poised to further disrupt and transform education and learning for people of all ages and backgrounds around the globe. Access to content alone does not directly translate to effective learning, particularly in a world that is being reshaped by systemic changes, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, impacting multiple generations.

About Us

The Global Learning Council (GLC) is committed to advancing the use of science and technology to improve the outcomes for learners of all ages and backgrounds around the world, by bringing together thought leaders and practitioners to help facilitate action, activate pathways and contribute to systems-level solutions.

Although current GLC initiatives focus on engaging students ages 15-22, GLC provides a forum and framework for the exchange of ideas and best practices in the use of science and technology for the benefit of learners from secondary schools to universities and wider communities. GLC uniquely connects practitioners in education and learning with those at the cutting edge of technology and those with the ability to drive impact at scale, by leveraging intergeneration, interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches.

With an international secretariat supported by the Villars Institute and a strong team of global advisors and partners with significant domain expertise to help effect systemic transformation in the science and practice of education and learning, GLC has been rejuvenated with renewed mission, scope and action plan.

Our Projects & Events

Current GLC Initiatives:

  • GLC Post-Doctoral Network and GLC Fellows Network
  • GLC Hackathons on AI and Education for high-school and university students
  • GLC-CERN Summer Internship Program for high-school student
  • GLC Partnership with HP Futures

GLC Fellows Network & GLC Postdoctoral Fellows Network

A global cohort of GLC Fellows, who have participated in various GLC initiatives, become life members of a global network that seeks to interact and address issues at the intersections of rapidly-advancing technology and society, particularly in the context of learning.

Moreover, an international network of postdoctoral researchers are working together on learning outcomes with AI tools through periodic virtual meetings and research exchange visits at partner institutions. The first results will be presented at the GLC Annual Meeting in June 2024. Discover our current research areas through the link below.

GLC - HP Global Hackathon on “Ensuring the veracity of AI in learning”

From January to April 2024, a global hackathon on how to improve learning outcomes and access to technology for all is taking place in 4 destinations across Switzerland, India, Rwanda, and Kenya. The hackathon finalists will give presentations and the grand competition will take place at the GLC Annual Meeting in Villars in June 2024.

GLC Summer University Student Internships at CERN, from Summer 2024

A selected young group of STEM-inspired students will benefit from a 2-month internship at CERN, with a focus on sustainability in energy and environment. Following the internship, the Common Team Project on Energy Sustainability will serve to nurture and catalyze students' novel ideas for solutions to complex multidisciplinary and intergenerational challenges related to learning outcomes for all, which will be presented at the GLC Annual Meeting in June 2024.

Partnership with HP Futures

HP Futures is a leadership initiative that fosters and promotes innovative thinking to shape a more resilient, equitable future for education. HP Futures is a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary network of more than 100 international thought leaders from across the education sector - from academia and government to business and civil society.

GLC 2024 Annual Meeting

24-25 June 2024

In its Annual Meetings GLC convenes thought leaders, working to develop metrics, best practices and standards for learning systems that enhance learning outcomes. The GLC Annual Meeting brings together GLC members and guests to address these key issues in symposia-like sessions that include formal and informal talks, panel sessions, and breakout sessions.

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To provide access to the world of information and give individuals the tools to have their voices heard, every country and society should invest in the design of powerful learning tools.
Subra Suresh