The PodMag interview

An interview with Ian Fribbance  (Associate Dean, Teaching Learning Enhancements)

Presentation time: 
Monday, 30 June, 2014 - 12:10

Ian Fribbance

Ian Fribbance has been Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning Enhancement in the Faculty of Social Sciences for the last 7 years.  He has been with the OU since 2001 and has during that time worked as both a regional and central academic member of staff, and also as an AL simply because he ’likes to teach’.  During his time as Associate Dean, Ian has introduced many changes to the Faculty’s teaching, which have helped push up retention and progression, which is the highest rate of any Faculty.  This has partly been achieved through the implementation of many new ideas ranging from using

Karen Foley

Karen Foley is the academic consultant for the Student Connections project, and is the co-presenter of the Podmag and plays a part in This Student Life. She is a psychologist and an AL in Wales, teaching several level 1 and 2 Science and Social Science modules for The Open University. She is interested in how partnerships and networks support the distance learning journey for students.