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Professor Andy Lane

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Profile: Professor Andy Lane

Professor Andy Lane

About me

My teaching, research and scholarship covers (i) the management of complex environmental situations and (ii) systems of open education. I use systems thinking approaches to frame the teaching, research and scholarship in both domains and use visual methods (normally diagramming) as a means to engage participants.

The work on the management of complex environmental situations looks in particular at attitudes, intentions and behaviours of the main participants in these rural or urban situations ranging from farmers' use of new technologies such as GM crops to organic waste recycling.

The work on systems of open education takes the phenomenon of open education resources and extends that to open educational policies and practices and how that influences formal, non-formal and informal education for both classroom-based and distance learning-based HEIs. This includes looking at how diagramming and visual media in all its forms enhances or not the learning experience.

The two strands of research and scholarship come together in my work evaluating the environmental impacts of higher education.


Professor Andy Lane's research

Professor Andy Lane and Susan Fawssett (2019-09) Building employability into a traditional curriculum: partnerships and frameworks to help transform distance education curricula in Myanmar, In Pan-Commonwealth Forum 9 (PCF9), 2019

Professor Andy Lane and Jon Gregson (2019-09) Fostering innovations in pedagogical practices: transforming distance education through a professional development programme using OERs, In Pan Commonwealth Forum 9 (PCF9)

Jon Gregson, Professor Andy Lane and Matthew Foster (2019-09) Adaptive Project Design: Early insights from working on the transformation of the Distance Education System in Myanmar, In Pan-Commonwealth Forum 9 (PCF9), 2019

Professor Andy Lane (2019) The impact of technology on the teaching and assessment of 'systems' diagrams in two online environmental management modules, In Open Learning 1(34)

Patricia O'Flynn et al. (2018-07) Farmers doing it for themselves: how farmer-inventors are frustrated by their interactions with the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System, In 13th European IFSA symposium - Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities, International Farming Systems Assocaition

Catherine Mary Seale et al. (2018-07) Reaping the rewards of learning within agricultural knowledge systems: An account of a PhD learning system, In 13th European IFSA symposium - Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities, International Farming Systems Association

Helen Cooke, Professor Andy Lane and Professor Peter Taylor (2018-04) Open by Degrees: A Case of Flexibility or Personalization?, IGI Global

Namita Singh et al. (2018-02) Building agency through participatory video: insights from the experiences of young women participants in India, In Gender, Technology and Development 3(21)

Professor Andy Lane (2017-11) Open Education and the Sustainable Development Goals: Making Change Happen, In Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D 3(4)

Professor Andy Lane (2017-11) The systemic implications of constructive alignment of higher education level learning outcomes and employer or professional body based competency frameworks, In The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2017, EADTU

Browse Professor Andy Lane's latest research on Open Research Online