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1 Selected publications and conference contributions

Also see OER4Schools publications for a thematic list of publications relating to OER4Schools.

1.1 Forthcoming (2017)

  • Haßler, B., Hennessy, S., & Hofmann, R., (preprint available). Experiences of developing and trialling the OER4Schools professional development programme: Implications for sustaining and scaling pedagogic innovation in sub-Saharan Africa. (This paper presents general messages for sustainability and scalability learnt from the OER4Schools programme 2010-2015.)
  • Haßler, B., Hennessy, S., & Hofmann, R., with Makonga, A. (preprint available). The OER4Schools professional development programme: Outcomes of a sustained trial in sub-Saharan Africa. (This paper follows on from the RPE/TPE papers, looking at the sustainability and scaling of the OER4Schools programme across 2010-15.)

We are also working on two (open) books:

  • OER4Schools: Interactive teaching with and without ICT. A practical programme for teachers in sub-Saharan Africa. This is based on our OER4Schools resource.
  • Interactive teaching in science and mathematics using ICT: An open resource book. This is based on the ORBIT book.

1.2 Publications in 2016

  • Haßler, B., Major, L., Warwick, P., Watson, S., Hennessy, S., & Nichol, B. (2016). Perspectives on Technology, Resources and Learning - Productive Classroom Practices, Effective Teacher Professional Development. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. (Download PDF. (info)) (get link)
  • Haßler, B., Major, L., Warwick, P., Watson, S., Hennessy, S., & Nichol, B. (2016). A short guide on the use of technology in learning: Perspectives and Toolkit for Discussion. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. (Download PDF. (info)) (get link)
  • T. Adam, B. Haßler, H. Cruickshank (2016): One Laptop Per Child Rwanda: Enabling Factors And Barriers. Conference paper, SAICET 2016, p. 184-194, http://aa-rf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SAICET-2016-Proceedings.pdf

1.3 Publications in 2015

  • B. Haßler, Sofia Alexandre, 2015. Le guide REL pour les écoles. French version of OER Guidance for Schools, available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
  • B. Haßler, Marilena Cabral, 2015. A guia OER para as Escolas. Portuguese version of OER Guidance for Schools, available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
  • B. Haßler, L. Major, S. Hennessy (2015). Tablets in schools: A critical review of the evidence for learning gains. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcal.12123/full
  • Hennessy, S., Haßler, B. & Hofmann, R. (2015). Challenges and opportunities for teacher professional development in interactive use of technology in African schools. Technology, Pedagogy and Education: Special Issue on "Capacity Building for 21st Century Learning in Africa: A Focus on ICT Integration in Education." (This paper continues on from the RPE paper, but rather than looking at change in teachers and the classroom, it looks at the level of teacher professional development.) Issue 24(5) - November http://dx.doi.org/10.1080%2F1475939X.2015.1092466
  • Hennessy, S., Haßler, B., & Hofmann, R. (2015). Pedagogic change by Zambian primary school teachers participating in the OER4Schools professional development programme for one year. Research Papers in Education. (This is a paper covering the OER4Schools whole-school (Grades 4-6) programme for one year in 2012, continuing on from the Common Wealth of Learning paper (2013), and the 2014 paper in PDIE, which covered the period running up to 2012.) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080%2F02671522.2015.1073343
  • Lawrie, J., Hennessy, S., Haßler, B., & Bhandigadi, P. (2015). Use ICT to Provide Access to Content, Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities (Chapter 7). In M. Burns & J. Lawrie (Eds.), Where It’s Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers. New York, NY: Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies. Available here.
  • B. Haßler, T. Mays (2015). Open Content. An open chapter in the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, edited by Professor Peng Hwa Ang and Professor Robin Mansell, Wiley-Blackwell. (full article, pdf, comments invited). (get link)

1.4 Publications in 2014

  • B. Haßler, H. Neo and J. Fraser (2014). OER Guidance for Schools. Published by Leicester City Council, available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
  • B. Haßler, S. Hennessy, A. Cross, with E. Chileshe and B. Machiko (2014). School-based professional development in a developing context: Lessons learnt from a case study in Zambia. Professional Development in Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2014.938355. (link)
  • S. Hennessy, B. Haßler (blog post). TPD in Crisis series. Our contribution to the series is available here.
  • B. Haßler, S. Hennessy, S. Knight, and T. Connolly (2014). "Developing an Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching of STEM: Perspectives of school teachers and teacher educators". A paper covering the outcomes from ORBIT. http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2014-09

1.5 Teacher Education Resources referred to in publications

The following teacher education resources (all Open Educational Resources) are associated with some of the above publications:

1.5.1 Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL, Ghana)

In my role as key adviser on Tutor Professional Development at the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL, Ghana) programme, I am responsible for the development of the T-TEL Tutor Professional Development Resources, ultimately comprising 36 books organised by 12 themes:

  • Theme 1: Creative Approaches
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 1: Creative Approaches (Handbook for Professional Development Coordinators). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.03, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 1: Creative Approaches (Professional Development Guide for Tutors). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.03, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 1: Creative Approaches (Professional Development Guide for Student Teachers). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.03, February 2016.
  • Theme 2: Questioning
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 2: Questioning (Handbook for Professional Development Coordinators). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.03, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 2: Questioning (Professional Development Guide for Tutors). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.03, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 2: Questioning (Professional Development Guide for Student Teachers). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.03, February 2016.
  • Theme 3: Talk for Learning
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 3: Talk for Learning (Handbook for Professional Development Coordinators). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.01, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 3: Talk for Learning (Professional Development Guide for Tutors). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel. org. Version 1.01, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 3: Talk for Learning (Professional Development Guide for Student Teachers). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.01, February 2016.
  • Theme 4: Group Work
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 4: Group Work (Handbook for Professional Development Coordinators). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.01, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 4: Group Work (Professional Development Guide for Tutors). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel. org. Version 1.01, February 2016.
    • T-TEL Professional Development Programme. Theme 4: Group Work (Professional Development Guide for Student Teachers). Published by the Ministry of Education (Ghana), under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Available online at http://oer.t-tel.org. Version 1.01, February 2016.
  • Theme 5: Finding, creating, and using teaching and learning materials (2016)
  • Theme 6: Leadership for Learning (2016)

A number of further themes are planned.

1.5.2 OER4Schools

  • OER4Schools: The OER4Schools professional learning resource
    • Unit 1 - Introduction to interactive teaching and the use of ICT
    • Unit 2 - Whole class dialogue and effective questioning
    • Unit 3 - Group work
    • Unit 4 - Assessment for learning and lesson pacing
    • Unit 5 - Enquiry-based learning and project work
    • Unit 6 - Into the future (review and action research)

1.5.3 ORBIT

1.6 Publications in 2013 and earlier

  • B. Haßler, Teacher professional learning with digital media: The OER4Schools programme in sub-Saharan Africa, Diverse 2013 (keynote contribution), Opencast 2013 Unconference (Unconference session), Jun 24-26, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany. Presentation: http://prezi.com/h5mfy7z4a15f/diverse-2013-keynote/.
  • S. Hennessy, B. Haßler, G. Mwewa (2013). Using digital technology and school-based professional development to leverage interactive classroom teaching in Zambia. In J. MacBeath & M. Younger (Eds.), Millennium Goals Revisited: A Common Wealth of Learning. London: Routledge. (You can read some pages from the book here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415644839/ - click on 'view inside this book'.) (link)
  • B. Haßler, S. Hennessy, T. Conolly, C. Jestaz., ORBIT and OER4Schools: Supporting effective primary and secondary school practice through OER', OCW12,video, conference paper.
  • B. Haßler, S. Hennessy, B. Lubasi (2011b). "Changing Classroom Practice using a School-Based Professional Development Approach to Introducing Digital Resources in Zambia." Itupale Online Journal of African Studies, Volume III, May 2011. (Download PDF. (info)) (get link)
  • B. Haßler, S Hennessy, T. Lord, A. Cross, A. Jackson, M. Simpson (2011a). Appropriate New Technologies to Support Interactive Teaching in Zambian schools (ANTSIT)". A joint report from Aptivate and the Centre for Commonwealth Education (University of Cambridge). Final Report to DfID. (March 2011). Full report (2 MB), Text only version (600 kB). (Also see here for screencast.)
  • Hassler, B., Mwewa, G. & Hennessy, S. (May 2010), Introducing digital Open Educational Resources into Zambian schools through school-based professional development, Presentation at e-Learning Africa, the 5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, Lusaka, Zambia.
  • B. Haßler, A. Jackson (2010). “Bridging the Bandwidth Gap: Open Educational Resources and the Digital Divide”. IEEE Transactions On Learning Technologies, Special Issue On Open Educational Resources (edited by Erik Duval and David Wiley), April-June 2010 (vol. 3 no. 2), pp. 110-115. DOI, read on this wiki. ([1])
  • B. Haßler (2009). Access to Open Educational Resources: Report of a UNESCO OER Community Discussion. OER Community Report (IIEP/UNESCO). (Full report on this wiki, see Access2OER; PDF Access2OER final report.pdf (info); originally on the UNESCO IIEP OER wiki: http://oerwiki.iiep.unesco.org/index.php/Access2OER, now defunct.)
  • B. Haßler, “Digital Divide meets video-based learning: Video production, distribution, and use within the developing world”, contribution to 3. tele-TASK-Symposium - Von der Aufnahme zur virtuellen Bibliothek, at the Hasso-Plattner Institute, Potsdam (2008).
  • Co-director of “Rich-media web streaming” at the Science Dissemination Unit of the UNESCO International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, 2007
  • B. Haßler (2007b). Multimedia. Chapter in Web Design Guidelines for Low Bandwidth, Aptivate.
  • B. Haßler, "Bridging the Digital Divide: Rethinking Open Learning for a Global Audience", conference contribution, DIVERSE, 2007
  • B. Haßler (2007c). Sustainability for Open Educational Resources. Contributions to report commissioned by the UK National Commission to UNESCO.
  • B. Haßler (2007a). The future of information technology for education and e-learning. Contributions to report commissioned by the British Standards Institution.
  • B. Haßler “Low Bandwidth Multimedia Streaming”, workshop contribution for “Optimization Technologies for Low-Bandwidth Networks”, ICTP-SDU, Trieste, 2006
  • B. Haßler, C. Warner, M. E. McIntyre, “Preliminary estimates of missing force magnitudes”, 1st General Assembly of the European Geophysical Union, Nice, 2004.
  • R. Atkinson, M. Barry, B. Haßler, D. Quinney, various contributions to the booklet "Diagnostic Testing for Maths" (2003), LTSN MathsTEAM, MSOR connections, Vol 3, No 2.
  • B. Haßler, “The stratospheric circulation in the tropics”, PhD Thesis, DAMTP, December 2002.
  • R. Atkinson, M. Barry, B. Haßler, D. Quinney, “A research proposal on diagnostic testing”, Proceedings of the Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Conference 2001, Birmingham University.
  • B. Haßler, M. E. McIntyre, “On the Robustness of the Brewer-Dobson Circulation in the Tropical Stratosphere”, Proceedings of the Meteorology at the Millennium 150th Anniversary Conference of the Royal Meteorological Society, St. John's College, Cambridge, UK, 2000.
  • P. Calay, P. Chambers, P. Edwards, B. Haßler, C. Hill, P. Kahn (1999). Increasing student involvement in their own learning. Proceedings of the Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Conference 1999, Sheffield-Hallam University.
  • B.. Haßler, “Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov-Bernard equations and applications to conformal field theory”, Diplomarbeit, Universität Hamburg (June 1998)
  • A. El-Zant, B. Haßler (1998). Dynamics of galaxies with triaxial haloes. New Astronomy 3/7, pp. 493-537.

2 Wiki manuals and micro sites on this site

3 Wiki articles and blog posts on this site

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4 Resources elsewhere