The GSL Classroom model is based on COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning), a teaching and learning methodology developed by Jon Rubin at the State University of New York ( SUNY ).

COIL combines the four essential dimensions of virtual mobility: it is an exercise in collaboration between teachers and students; makes use of technology and online interaction; it has potential international dimensions; is integrated into the learning process.

Global Classroom is primarily aimed at those students and professors at the undergraduate level who seek an approach to interaction in an international environment. The initiative enriches learning strategies and has the potential to transform the classroom by offering an international experience where participants can improve intercultural communication skills, critical thinking, decision-making, and digital skills.

The experience is embedded in a course of each of the participating universities partially or totally and the duration of this can be extended throughout the course or applied in a specific module or topic with a minimum duration of four weeks.

Teachers have the power to decide elements such as the type of partner they consider convenient for the collaboration, the total duration of the experience, the type of interaction (synchronous or asynchronous), the type of activities, and the evaluation rubric, among others. other academic elements.

Participating teachers work together to design three main activities focused on the interaction between students in digital environments, collaborative work in multicultural teams to fulfill a common goal, and reflection on the differences and similarities with their peers during the collaboration.