For the Open University the following experts are active in the GO-GN:

Name Expertise

Prof. Andy Lane

Open innovation; learning design; informal learning; widening participation; impacts; open education  /;

Prof. Patrick McAndrew

Open Education; Educational Technology

Prof. Martin Weller

Open education; digital scholarship; elearning; Educational Technology








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The Open University

Country and home city

United Kingdom, Milton Keynes

Type of university

Distance education

Teaching and research

Awarding PhD degrees

Type of Phd trajectory

Doctor of Philosophy, dedicated program

Specific regulations apply

Fee for UK and EU residents: 3828 GBP; Non EEA: 9800 GBP

Full time program of 4 years (Intake; Initiation; Execution and Completion)

Part time program of 6 years (Intake; Initiation; Execution and Completion)

Thesis is in English

Contact and further information

Please read the handbook on the following:

  • Thesis requirements
  • Defence requirements
  • Language requirements
  • Appointment of promoter
  • Supervision conditions
  • Quality assurance mechanism

Contact person
Prof. Patrick McAndrew

Institute of Educational Technology


Phone: +44 1908 652638

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