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Jun 17

GALA thematic groups

June 17 - June 25

We are delighted to share with you confirmed dates for forthcoming Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) thematic groups in June. All scholars and academics, practitioners, professional service staff, and students from any GALA member institution are invited.

If you are interested in joining any or all of these groups, please contact r.mcguire-snieckus@bathspa.ac.uk (or reply directly to this email) indicating which groups you would like to join.

E-Learning Group* Seeking to improve the quality and knowledge of different aspects of e-learning, we would like to invite both professional staff and academics to discuss, share, think, research, or create together.
Mon 17 June 8am-9am Los Angeles, 10am-11am Chicago, 11am-12pm Montreal, 12pm-1pm Pelotas, 4pm-5pm UK time, 5pm-6pm Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 6-7pm Namibia/South Africa, 7pm-8pm Kenya/Ethiopia

Fashion, sustainability, heritage crafts, inclusion This group is dedicated to connecting practitioners and scholars on the theme of fashion, sustainability, heritage crafts and inclusion
Tue 18 June West of GMT: 8am-9am Los Angeles, 10am-11am Chicago, 11am-12pm Montreal, 12pm-1pm Pelotas, 4pm-5pm UK time, 5pm-6pm Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 6-7pm Namibia/South Africa, 7pm-8pm

Art for Social Change Academics/practitioners from all disciplines are invited to explore opportunities for cooperation in research dedicated to using art as a platform to tackle society’s most pressing challenges.
Wed 19 June West of GMT: 8am-9am Los Angeles, 10am-11am Chicago, 11am-12pm Montreal, 12pm-1pm Pelotas, 4pm-5pm UK time, 5pm-6pm Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 6-7pm Namibia/South Africa, 7pm-8pm Kenya/Ethiopia]

Environmental Crisis Connecting colleagues from multiple disciplines and partners to tackle the climate emergency and other environmental challenges and crises.
Thu 20 June East of GMT: 9am-10am UK; 10am-11am Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 11-12 Namibia/South Africa, 12am-1 pm Kenya/Ethiopia, 2.30pm-3.30pm India, 8-9pm Adelaide]

Digital Threats and Opportunities This group connects scholars to explore digital threats and opportunities
Fri 21 June East of GMT: 9am-10am UK; 10am-11am Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 11-12 Namibia/South Africa, 12am-1 pm Kenya/Ethiopia, 2.30pm-3.30pm India, 8-9pm Adelaide]

Gala Journal Publication club This club is dedicated to journal publication, connecting academic colleagues to share call for paper recommendations, advanced reading, review and suggestions before submitting papers to journals, and who seek collaborators for publication.
Fri 21 June West of GMT: 8am-9am Los Angeles, 10am-11am Chicago, 11am-12pm Montreal, 12pm-1pm Pelotas, 4pm-5pm UK time, 5pm-6pm Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 6-7pm Namibia/South Africa, 7pm-8pm

Indigenous culture, justice and scholarship This group is dedicated to teaching, research and practice relating to indigenous culture and justice.
Mon 24 June East of GMT: 9am-10am UK; 10am-11am Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 11-12 Namibia/South Africa, 12am-1 pm Kenya/Ethiopia, 2.30pm-3.30pm India, 8-9pm Adelaide]

Interdisciplinary medical studies (intersecting sciences with humanities, arts and social sciences)
Tue 25 June East of GMT: 9am-10am UK; 10am-11am Netherlands/Italy/Poland, 11-12 Namibia/South Africa, 12am-1 pm Kenya/Ethiopia, 2.30pm-3.30pm India, 8-9pm Adelaide]

Don’t forget the GALA information & networking event that will be hosted on 13 June to find out more about GALA and how you can get involved.

*E-Learning Themed Group in GALA – invitation E-learning is a highly interdisciplinary endeavour encompassing social, psychological, artistic, and technical factors. Seeking to improve the quality and knowledge of different aspects of e-learning, we would like to invite both professional staff and academics to discuss, share, think, research, or create together. We believe that cooperation and sharing with practitioners, researchers, and theorists from different disciplines is essential in developing wise, inclusive, and effective learning mediated through technology. What is the Center For Online Learning at SWPS University: Our center coordinates creating and maintaining asynchronous e-learning courses (both academic and organizational) for SWPS University (Poland). We also support academic educators in blended and other technology-based teaching methods (such as HyFlex classes conducted on-campus and online simultaneously). To help with e-learning literacy, we provide a helpdesk for students and staff, covering topics such as using the e-learning platform (based on Moodle) and learning through interactive content. Our courses are mainly produced in-house. The creation process starts with either an application competition or a commission. We then develop a strategy, course plan, and materials in close cooperation with academics and other subject matter experts. Among our most used tools for content creation are Articulate Storyline and Rise, video, audio, and graphic editing software, and a Moodle-based platform. We recently started dabbing into using HeyGen (an AI-powered tool for film dubbing) and seeking well-tailored tools for improving accessibility in online learning. GALA Cooperation Coordinator, E-learning Specialist: Zuzanna Wiśnicka – Tomalak,zwisnicka-tomalak@swps.edu.pl Head of the Center for Online Learning: Mateusz Czopek, mczopek@swps.edu.pl E-learning Production Coordinator: Anna Juniewicz, ajuniewicz@swps.edu.pl E-learning Specialist: Wojciech Konik, wkonik@swps.edu.pl

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June 17
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June 25