Björn Haßler PhD


Björn is the director of Open Development & Education. He is an advocate for international cooperation and development, Global Public Goods, open development practices, Open Access, and Open Education and their role in global equity. He specializes in sustainable and scalable approaches for programme implementation to improve educational outcomes — across primary, secondary, and higher education. His research interests include digital technology (for education and research), teacher professional development, education systems research and equity/inclusion and work-based learning, and the role of multi-loop reflective learning for effective research designs and programming.

Björn is a founding director at the EdTech Hub ( and a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Education (University of Johannesburg,  Further links: LinkedInTwitter, personal website.


Haßler, B., El-Serafy, Y., Khalayleh, A., & McBurnie, C. (2021). Syṡtemic Mixed-Methods Research — a conceptual framework for scalable EdTech research (Working Paper No. 9). EdTech Hub.

Haßler, B. (2021). A mixed-methods evidence assessment for emergent fields of knowledge (Working Paper No. 24). EdTech Hub.

Haßler, B., Adam, T., Allier-Gagneur, Z., Blower, T., Brugha, M., Damani, K., Hennessy, S., Hollow, D., Jordan, K., Martin, K., Megha-Bongnkar, G., Murphy, M., & Walker, H. (2021). Methodology for literature reviews undertaken by the EdTech Hub (Working Paper No. 10). EdTech Hub.

Haßler, B., Khalayleh, A., & McBurnie, C. (2020). A five-part education response to the COVID-19 pandemic (EdTech Hub Helpdesk Response No. 5).

Haßler, B., & Haseloff, G. (2022). TVET Research in SSA: Recommendations for Thematic Priorities. Africa Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 7(1), 3–27.

Haßler, B., Lurvink, A.-F., Beoku-Betts, I., McBurnie, C., Adam, T., & Blower, T. (2022). Tich Me Ar Tich Dem — Inception Report (Tich Me Ar Tich Dem Output No. 1). OpenDevEd.

Full list of publications available here.