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Mrs Rebecca Galley

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Profile summary

  • Senior LTD Manager (Learning Design)
  • Institute of Educational Technology
  • Evaluation & Data Insight

Professional biography

Rebecca manages the Learning Design team based in the Learning and Teaching Development team in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). She joined The Open University in 2009 to work on the JISC funded Open University Learning Design Initiative and the EU funded Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Design Practice project. She has been teaching since 1995 and has a background  in Initial Teacher Training, and Adult and Continuing Education. 

Research interests

Institutional approaches to Curriculum Design; Learning Design; badging and soft accreditation; community learning.



Student workload: a case study of its significance, evaluation and management at the Open University (2015-07-17)
Whitelock, Denise; Thorpe, Mary and Galley, Rebecca
Distance Education ((Early view))
Community indicators: a framework for observing and supporting community activity on Cloudworks (2014)
Galley, Rebecca; Conole, Grainne and Alevizou, Panagiota
Interactive Learning Environments, 22(3) (pp. 373-395)
The use, role and reception of open badges as a method for formative and summative reward in two Massive Open Online Courses (2014)
Cross, Simon; Whitelock, Denise and Galley, Rebecca
International Journal of e-Assessment, 4(1)
Collectivity, performance and self-representation: analysing Cloudworks as a public space for networked learning and reflection (2012)
Alevizou, Panagiota; Galley, Rebecca and Conole, Grainne
In: Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Lone ; Hodgson, Vivien and McConnell, David eds. Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy and Practice of Networked Learning (pp. 75-97)
ISBN : 978-1-4614-0495-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : New York
Cloudworks as a ‘pedagogical wrapper’ for LAMS sequences: supporting the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries and facilitating collaborative design, evaluation and critical reflection (2010-07-15)
Galley, Rebecca; Conole, Grainne; Dalziel, James and Ghiglione, Ernie
In : 2010 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference (15 Jul 2010, Oxford)
MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc (2012-11-16)
Cross, Simon and Galley, Rebecca
OULDI-JISC Project Evaluation Report: the impact of new curriulum design tools and approaches on institutional process and design cultures (2012-07-31)
Cross, Simon; Galley, Rebecca; Brasher, Andrew and Weller, Martin
OULDI Project (Open University)
Case Study: Using Cloudworks for an Open Literature Review (2010)
Galley, R.; Conole, G. and Alevizou, P.
Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Using Cloudworks to Support OER Activities (2010)
Alevizou, P.; Conole, G. and Galley, R.
Higher Education Academy, York.