Patrick McAndrew is Professor of Open Education and Director of the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) in The Open University.
IET is a strategic academic unit carrying out research, supporting the University and offering post-graduate qualifications in online and distance education. IET research considers new forms of pedagogy afforded by technological developments and how these can be deployed to support learning. IET's strategic programmes include developing learning analytics and learning design to drive quality enhancement processes in the University. IET has a major role to play in accessibility for disabled students, ensuring that their learning experience remains rich and varied, and enables them to achieve their learning goals.
In his own research Professor McAndrew has taken a leading part in the development of approaches to open and free learning. Recent projects in this area include OpenLearn, OLnet, Bridge to Success and the OER Research Hub. These projects combine practice and research on the impact of openness. He has had an active role in over 40 funded-projects across technology enhanced learning.
He has a degree in Mathematics from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University.
Law, Patrina; McAndrew, Patrick; Law, Andrew; Warner, Kathy; Runyon, Jean; Lascu, David; Arundel, Anne and Muramatsu, Brandon. (). A bridge to success. In: Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact – Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education, a joint meeting of OER12 and OpenCourseWare Consortium Global 2012, 16-18 Apr 2012, Cambridge, UK.