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Karen Foley's OpenLearn Profile

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Karen Foley

Karen Foley

About me

I am passionate about lifelong learning, and as well as teaching, I continue to study. I am currently doing a doctorate in Education that links to my work with the Student Hub Live. I am also learning to play the cello, and enjoy sports and exercise. My first undergraduate degree was in Theatre and Film and English, something that was a luxury, but has become incredibly useful in my current role! I studied Psychology and also trained as a counsellor, but for me contributing to the world now involves creating platforms that are open and inclusive to students who are studying at a distance.

Karen Foley's research

Helen Clough and Karen Foley (2019) “Is There Anybody There?": Engaging With Open University Distance Learners, In Advances in Library and Information Science, IGI Global

Karen Foley and Elizabeth Marr (2019) Scaffolding Extracurricular Online Events to Support Distance Learning University Students, In Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) 1(2019)

Karen Foley and Professor Ian Fribbance (2018) Student Connections: Livestreaming and Creating Community via an Annual Student Conference, Palgrave Macmillan

Karen Foley (2018) Case study 22: The PodMag: podcasting to promote academic community, Routledge

Karen Foley, David Middleton and Professor Ian Fribbance (2015-01) From despair to somewhere: activating students in a distance learning environment, In Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1(9)

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