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Andy is Professor of Environmental Systems at The Open University, and was formerly director of OpenLearn.

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Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard

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Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 31 Aug 2013
If you put a nuclear power station in your street, would you be able to power your town? How about solar panels? Bring the power debate closer to...

Guide to diagrams

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Guide to diagrams Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Aug 2012
Diagrams allow us to think in new ways and approach problems differently. Learn five invaluable diagramming techniques with this video series and...

What is technology?

What is technology? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2006
It might seem a straightforward question, but technology is about more than gadgets and gizmos as Andy Lane explains

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Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Russell Larke on 9th Oct 2014
I'm the kind of person (sad I know) that will spend hours using that. (commercial website removed by OpenLearn Moderator 09.10.14)
Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Dave Watts on 20th Mar 2014
And all the money spent on coal goes back in to the UK economy, to people who will spend it here, not to to some Oligarch
Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Dave Watts on 20th Mar 2014
I think that coal deserves another look there are clean coal technologies such as gasification, fluidised bed reactors etc. that make coal as convenient to use as gas. We still have lots of coal...
Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Rez Kabir on 10th Mar 2014
Typing and sometimes spelling errors which I appolosise!! last sentence I wantes to say ( for the people who haven't got it enough)
Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Rez Kabir on 10th Mar 2014
Watching the bang goes ...

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Professor Andy Lane's research

Christine Blackmore et al. (2015-04) Embedding sustainability through systems thinking in practice: some experiences from the Open University, In Education for Sustainability in Higher Education: Prospects and Achievements Conference 8, Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO)

Sally Caird et al. (2015) Design of higher education teaching models and carbon impacts, In International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 1(16)

Sally Caird and Professor Andy Lane (2013) Conceptualising the role of Information and Communication Technologies in the design of higher education teaching models used in the UK, In British Journal of Educational Technology 1(46)

Sally Caird, Edward Swithenby and Professor Andy Lane (2015) The SusTEACH Methodology: Assessment of the environmental impacts of Higher Education Teaching Models and development of an Environmental Appraisal toolkit, The Open University

Professor Andy Lane, Anna Comas-Quinn and Simon Thomson (2014-12) Inclusion in, and exclusion from, open education communities, In Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) 2(2014)

Professor Andy Lane (2014-12) Placing students at the heart of the iron triangle and the interaction equivalence theorem models, In Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) 2(2014)

Professor Andy Lane, Sally Caird and Professor Martin James Weller (2014-04) The potential social, economic and environmental benefits of MOOCs: operational and historical comparisons with a massive ‘closed online’ course, In Open Praxis 2(6)

Professor Andy Lane (2014-04) Squaring the open circle: resolving the iron triangle and the interaction equivalence theorem, In OER14 Building communities of open practice

Sally Caird, Professor Andy Lane and Edward Swithenby (2014) Greening Higher Education qualification programmes with online learning(35), Peter Lang Scientific Publishers

Professor Andy Lane (2013-12) A review of diagramming in systems practice and how technologies have supported the teaching and learning of diagramming for systems thinking in practice, In Systemic Practice and Action Research 4(26)

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