Global learning explores the interconnections that people and places have around the world. It helps us observe the similarities and differences around our world and relate them to our own lives. It helps us know and understand global issues and how we can work together to solve them. Global learning is useful in teaching these days because young people have the opportunity to critically examine their own values and attitudes, appreciate similar aspects between other people and them, develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination. Technology is used in GL to achieve a better global connection, such technologies being laptops, mobile devices and conference calls.
GL often is mistaken with online learning, e-learning or distance learning, while they are done on a global scale (including people from other countries, especially with a foreign language) they might not include global learning.
Nowadays, students and educators have many resources which can make them improve their knowledge about global issues. Internet for example, is one of the biggest resources people ever had, not only being used as an entertainment place, but it could be useful for education, to get in contact with other cultures situations that are similar to our own.
Resources such as "Skype", "Flashmeeting", "Twitter", "Blogspot", "Tumblr", etc. allow us to meet each other from anywhere in the world.
Many universities all over the world have adapted strategic measures to consolidate "global education" with global contents and interculturally-oriented collaborative learning opportunities.