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Ms Fenella Galpin

Ms Fenella  Galpin

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Regional Manager
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Law School
  • Undergraduate Law Academic
  • fenella.galpin

Professional biography

Since joining the Open University in March 2002, Fenella has been involved in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme delivery. Since 2007 she has been responsible for delivery and management of the globally delivered MBA programme which is supported through online tuition.

Fenella has worked in Higher Education for over 25 years, for and with leading Business Schools in the UK and overseas. She has also worked as an independent consultant to various industries in the area of online learning, for example establishing virtual business schools and Corporate Universities, designing and developing online courses, and training others in online instructional design and virtual tutoring. For several years Fenella managed development and operation of online learning at Henley Management College where she led the design, implementation, management and ongoing development of the College's e-learning facilities.

She has published in various journals and presented papers at conferences in the UK and overseas. In 2008 she co-authored 2 papers which were presented at the 3rd International Conference on E-Learning in Capetown. These followed research into effective online tutoring skills and the use of reflective online learning journals.

Fenella has a Masters Degree in Online and Distance Education, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the RSA.

Research interests

My current research interests include online learning and collaboration, online communities, and effective online tutoring skills.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
International Management Practice, Education and Learning ThemeThemeThe Faculty of Business and Law

Publications

A phenomenographic analysis of student reflections in online learning diaries (2011)
Prinsloo, Paul; Slade, Sharon and Galpin, Fenella
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 26(1) (pp. 27-38)
Exploring stakeholder perspectives regarding a ‘global’ curriculum: a case study (2012-08)
Slade, Sharon; Galpin, Fenella and Prinsloo, Paul
In: Ryan, Janette ed. Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning for Home and International Students: Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education (pp. 141-155)
ISBN : 978-0-415-63012-2 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Learning analytics and higher education: ethical perspectives (2012-04)
Slade, Sharon and Galpin, Fenella
In : 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (29 April - 02 May 2012, Vancouver) (pp. 16-17)
Learning analytics: challenges, paradoxes and opportunities for mega open distance learning institutions (2012-04)
Prinsloo, Paul; Slade, Sharon and Galpin, Fenella
In : 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (29 April - 02 May 2012, Vancouver ) (pp. 130-133)
Social justice and a distance education business education curriculum: unlikely bedfellows? (2011-09-25)
Slade, Sharon; Galpin, Fenella and Prinsloo, Paul
In : Internationalisation and Social Justice: the Role of Open, Distance and e-Learning (25-28 Sept 2011, Cambridge)
In the eye of the storm: preliminary evidence on the use of online learning diaries (2009-09)
Prinsloo, Paul; Slade, Sharon and Galpin, Fenella
In : ALT-C 2009 “In Dreams Begins Responsibility”: Choice, Evidence and Change (8-10 September 2009, Manchester, UK)
Effective recruitment and selection of online tutors (2009-09)
Slade, Sharon and Galpin, Fenella
In : ALT-C 2009 “In Dreams Begins Responsibility”: Choice, Evidence and Change (8-10 September 2009, Manchester, UK)
Online learning: narratives of (dis) location (2008)
Slade, Sharon; Galpin, Fenella and Prinsloo, Paul
In : 3rd International Conference on E-Learning (26-27 Jun, 2008, Cape Town, South Africa)