Rebecca joined the Learning and Teaching Development team, IET in 2009, working on the JISC funded Open University Learning Design Initiative (http://open.ac.uk/blogs/OULDI/) and the EU funded Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Design Practice project. She has taken a lead on workshop and resource design and development, and monitoring and evaluation. This has included facilitation and evaluation of the Cloudworks social networking site (http://cloudworks.ac.uk). She led on the development of the evaluation framework for the site, and has identified a rich methodology for identifying and analysing user behaviour, including the theoretical framework on community indicators (CIF). She is also engaged in developing a set of strategies for promoting community engagement and working with users within and outside of the university to understand how these new social media spaces can be used to promote innovative approaches and lead to changes in pedagogic practice. Rebecca has been teaching since 1995 and her broader back ground is in professional development and training, and transformational learning and assessment in adult education.
Some recent publications:
Galley, R., Conole, G. and Alevizou, P. (in press) Community Indicators: A framework for building and evaluating community activity on Cloudworks. Interactive Learning Environments
Alevizou, P., Galley, R. and Conole, G (2012) Collectivity, Performance and Self-representation: Analysing Cloudworks as a Public Space for Networked Learning and Reflection in Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy and Practice of Networked Learning Ch 5. pp75-97 Ed. Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Hodgson, V. and McConnell, D. London: Springer
Galley, R., Conole, G., Dalziel, J. and Ghiglione, E. (2010) ‘Cloudworks as a ‘pedagogical wrapper’ for LAMS sequences: supporting the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries and facilitating collaborative design, evaluation and critical reflection’, in LAMS and Learning Design Vol 2 Ch 3 pp37-50 Ed. Alexander, A., Dalziel, J., Krajka, J. and Kiely, R. Nicosia: University of Nicosia Press
Masters in Education (Leadership and Management)
PGCE (Post-Compulsary Education)
BA (Hons) Design and Craft
Over the last month, we’ve been working on finishing our final Evaluation and Project reports. In pulling together research and experience from all five project strands and nine pilots we’ve been able to collate findings and think about what we have achieved, what we have discovered and what this means.
The . . . → Read More: OULDI Project Report and Evaluation Report
Vilinda Ross (from Ulster’s Viewpoints project) and I presented at this year’s HEA conferenece and had an excellent turn-out (thanks to everyone that came along!) I only had a very quick 10 minutes to update the conference on the OULDI-JISC project, so thought I’d upload my slides here. All the reports, tools and resources . . . → Read More: HEA conference 2012: The Art of the Designer
I’ve just had my first paper as lead author accepted by the Interactive Learning Environments journal (written in collaboration with Grainne Conole and Giota Alevizou) - a nice end to the week! I’ve added an image of the indicators below and you can read more about it’s development in a Cloudworks blog here: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/news/view/1474. . . → Read More: Community Indicators: A framework for observing and supporting community activity on Cloudworks
It has been argued that processes of participatory culture, afforded by social media and technologies blur the boundaries between creative production and consumption, and open up novel, public spaces for, and styles of, networked learning; social spaces that promote collaborative knowledge building, and shared assets. However, empirical evidence on the application of such technologies . . . → Read More: Collectivity, Performance and Self-representation: Analysing Cloudworks as a Public Space for Networked Learning and Reflection
I’m leading a workshop tomorrow at the JISC Experts Meeting in Birmingham. I’ll be sharing the key principles of the OULDI methodology and some of the tools and activities, but more particularly I’ll be inviting participants to begin to develop and share their own Curriculum Design activities, using best practice frameworks and collaboration methods . . . → Read More: Workshop at JISC Experts Meeting, Maple House, Birmingham
Natalie Parnis, Dr Phil Alberts (Brunel University) and Maria Papefthimiou (Reading University) delivered a collaborative presentation during this year’s Alt C Conference in September. The presentation entitled Curriculum Design: An approach for successfully embedding Technology Enhanced Learning in the curriculum provided the audience with an account of the commonalities and variances of the learning . . . → Read More: Brunel and Reading Universities present at the Alt C 2011
We have been invited to talk about Cloudworks and more specifically Cloudworks as open source which we’ve called ‘CloudEngine’ by JISC as part of their Elluminate Wednedsday sessions. The presentation is embedded below (and available to download from Slideshare).Get cloudengine jisc-elluminate_wednesdays View more presentations from Open University Learning Design Initiative
Link to . . . → Read More: JISC Elluminate Wednesday Session
JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery blog post
Phil Alberts and Natalie Parnis participated in a presentation at the 6th International Blended Learning Conference which took place at the University of Hertfordshire on the 15th & 16th of June 2011.
The presentation entitled ‘Designing the Curriculum: from innovation to enhancement’ was delivered in collaboration with Rebecca Galley from the OU and Maria . . . → Read More: Presentation at the 6th International Blended Learning Conference
last updated 20-Feb-2012