About GLOBAL ISLAND
GLOBAL ISLAND is a global voice with a Canadian heart, mind and soul. We live, work, help, share and teach from our homebase on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. We are an educational thinktank dedicated to sharing Canada’s values through educational initiatives, social learning and connective technology.
We believe that 21 of the most important Canadian values are:
- Global citizenship
- Health Care
- Human Rights
- Public Service
- Universal Education
Our mission is 1) to be a global voice for Canadian values and 2) to deliver sustainable adult education through elearning, social learning, social media, classroom learning, organized events and collaborative pedagogy.
We also support open education and open education resources (OE/OER) and share our knowledge and resources sustainably.
Our tags are #LearnToBeFree, #DigitalLiteracyManifesto and #GlobalIslandEducation
Find out how to join us and share your voice!
About Garth von Buchholz
- Garth von Buchholz, BA, CUA, is a Canadian author, educator, journalist, blogger and social strategist. He has worked across the private sector in small business and industry as well as in all levels of the public service in Canada.
- Garth is a certified usability analyst, certified Internet business strategist and certified social media marketer. He has authored non-fiction books such as Setting Up a New Media Business in Canada (2009), many books of short fiction, poetry and drama, as well as hundreds of articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines. In 2010, he was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Content Strategists (#16) at the San Diego LavaCon.
- Garth has facilitated communications and digital media courses in advanced education programs at universities in Manitoba and British Columbia. He currently teaches social media strategy at Royal Roads University. In 2019, Garth was listed by eLearning Industry as one of the Top 10 Thought Leaders and an “established influencer on educational content.”
- Garth has travelled in Canada, the U.S., China and South America, and now lives with his family in Victoria, B.C., on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Social Apperception (author), 2020
Start-up: Setting Up a New Media Business in Canada & Teacher’s Guide (author), Cultural Human Resources Council, 2008
157 Tips for Improving eLearning Design
(contributor), The eLearning Guild, 2017
The Encyclopedia of Manitoba (contributor), Great Plains Publications, 2007
Fast Facts on Drugs (author), Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1997
Fast Facts on Alcohol (author), Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1995
Thomson New Media (Thomson Reuters)
Internet Today column (1997-2000)
The Globe and Mail
Winnipeg Free Press