Andy Lane
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Biography <p>I am Professor of Environmental Systems and have a BSc in Plant Sciences and a PhD in Pest Management from the University of London. I am a Member of the<a href="http://www.cieem.net/" rel="nofollow">Chartered&nbsp;Institute&nbsp;for&nbsp;Ecology&nbsp;and&nbsp;Environmental&nbsp;Management</a><a href="http://www.cieem.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>and served on their Training, Education and Career Development Committee from 2010 to 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;I am also&nbsp;a Chartered Environmentalist and a Principal Fellow of the<a href="https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Higher&nbsp;Education&nbsp;Academy</a>.<br /><br />I have been at The Open University since 1983 and held various offices in the former Technology Faculty&nbsp;including being Head of the Systems Department (1998-99), Associate Dean (1992-97) and Dean (2000-06). I am currently the Qualification Lead for the BSc Environmental Management and Technology and External Engagement Lead in the School of Engineering and Innovation and belong to both the<a href="http://www9.open.ac.uk/mct-ei/research/environmental-management-and-technology">Environmental Management and Technology</a>and<a href="http://www9.open.ac.uk/mct-ei/research/applied-systems-thinking-practice">Applied Systems Thinking in Practice</a>Groups in the School. I am also the Academic Director for the<a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/about/international-development/projects-and-programmes/tide-transformation-innovation-distance-education">TIDE</a>international development project.<br /><br />I was seconded as the founding Director of The Open University&rsquo;s multi-award winning<a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/"><u>OpenLearn</u></a>Initiative from 2006-09. I have taken a prominent role in the OU&#39;s work on Open Educational Resources including serving as a Board member of the<a href="http://www.ocwconsortium.org/" rel="nofollow"><u>OpenCourseWare Consortium</u></a>from 2008-10 and being involved in a number of European OER initiatives such as<a href="http://moril.eadtu.eu/" rel="nofollow"><u>MORIL</u></a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://www.eadtu.nl/oerhe/" rel="nofollow"><u>OER-HE</u></a>. I was also a Senior Fellow in the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education at the OU from 2009-12.</p><p>I am currently a Board member of the<a href="http://www.bucksmknep.co.uk/" rel="nofollow">Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Description <p>I am Professor of Environmental Systems and have a BSc in Plant Sciences and a PhD in Pest Management from the University of London. I am a Member of the<a href="http://www.cieem.net/" rel="nofollow">Chartered&nbsp;Institute&nbsp;for&nbsp;Ecology&nbsp;and&nbsp;Environmental&nbsp;Management</a><a href="http://www.cieem.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>and served on their Training, Education and Career Development Committee from 2010 to 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;I am also&nbsp;a Chartered Environmentalist and a Principal Fellow of the<a href="https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Higher&nbsp;Education&nbsp;Academy</a>.<br /><br />I have been at The Open University since 1983 and held various offices in the former Technology Faculty&nbsp;including being Head of the Systems Department (1998-99), Associate Dean (1992-97) and Dean (2000-06). I am currently the Qualification Lead for the BSc Environmental Management and Technology and External Engagement Lead in the School of Engineering and Innovation and belong to both the<a href="http://www9.open.ac.uk/mct-ei/research/environmental-management-and-technology">Environmental Management and Technology</a>and<a href="http://www9.open.ac.uk/mct-ei/research/applied-systems-thinking-practice">Applied Systems Thinking in Practice</a>Groups in the School. I am also the Academic Director for the<a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/about/international-development/projects-and-programmes/tide-transformation-innovation-distance-education">TIDE</a>international development project.<br /><br />I was seconded as the founding Director of The Open University&rsquo;s multi-award winning<a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/"><u>OpenLearn</u></a>Initiative from 2006-09. I have taken a prominent role in the OU&#39;s work on Open Educational Resources including serving as a Board member of the<a href="http://www.ocwconsortium.org/" rel="nofollow"><u>OpenCourseWare Consortium</u></a>from 2008-10 and being involved in a number of European OER initiatives such as<a href="http://moril.eadtu.eu/" rel="nofollow"><u>MORIL</u></a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://www.eadtu.nl/oerhe/" rel="nofollow"><u>OER-HE</u></a>. I was also a Senior Fellow in the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education at the OU from 2009-12.</p><p>I am currently a Board member of the<a href="http://www.bucksmknep.co.uk/" rel="nofollow">Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Research overview <p>My research and scholarship covers (i) the management of complex environmental situations and (ii) systems of open education. I use systems approaches to frame the research and scholarship in both domains coupled with an action research philosophy; both use visual methods (normally diagramming) as a means to engage participants and to elicit and sometimes analyze data and evidence provided by the participants; and both use innovation and social learning as key theoretical concepts for explaining the outcomes of the research and scholarship.</p><p>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 famers use of new technologies such as GM crops to organic waste recycling.</p><p>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.</p><p>The two strands of research and scholarship come together in my work evaluating the environmental impacts of higher education.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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