Some links I always share

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I’m at the TeacherFutures workshop (pre-PCF9) organised by the Commonwealth of Learning. Really interesting conversations with colleagues from Cameroon, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa.

In these conversations, I usually refer to a few Open Educational Resources, particularly for teacher professional development. These include the following teacher professional development resources:

These programmes are not the only such programmes, but they are distinct in that they provide concrete resources that are publicly available under Creative Commons.

There are a couple of other programmes I refer to. One is OpenUpResources (, producing an open mathematics curriculum (in the USA) as well as Kolibri (, an innovative hybrid online/offline learning management system (with similar idea to some of the ideas advocated around 10 years ago here).

Video: What are the elements OER NEEDS to have the potential for teacher professional development?

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This post originally appeared here on 25th April 2017 under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

This is a screen recording of the presentation at the University of Johannesburg. It was recorded using the computer’s internal microphone, hence the lower quality audio).

Presentation: Bjoern Hassler – OER4Schools – Teachers Upfront – SA March 2017.pdf(info)

Video: T-TEL TPD Programme

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This post originally appeared here on 2nd March 2017 under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Below is a short video on the T-TEL Tutor Professional Development programme in Ghana (£17m, funded by DFID). Its Component 1 (Coaching, Tutor Professional Development) was developed between Open Development and Education and Cambridge Education. This included the design and execution of a three-year professional development programme for college lecturers in the 40 Ghanaian tertiary Colleges of Education (pre-service teacher education), covering subject-pedagogy, use of technology in education, gender-sensitive pedagogy, and integrating video and multimedia.

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Evidence for digital learning

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This post originally appeared here on 16th June 2016 under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Back in April, I was asked the following question: What is the evidence that online education programmes (including the use of digital tools or apps) lead to measurable learning gains? The question was asked especially with regard to low- and middle-income countries.

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