Björn Haßler PhD


Björn Haßler has over 15 years of experience in education and international development. He is an advocate for Global Public Goods, Open Access, and Open Education and their role in global equity. He specialises in sustainable and scalable approaches for programme implementation. His research interests include digital technology (for education and research), teacher professional development, education systems research and equity/inclusion, work-based learning, and the role of organisational learning for effective research designs and programming. He is a passionate communicator with strengths in developing and leading successful collaborations, specialising in sustainable and scalable approaches to improving people’s lives. Björn is a Technical director/founding director at EdTech Hub , visiting researcher at the Faculty of Education (University of Johannesburg ), Alliance member of The Digital Schools , Board Member of METEA, and Advisory Board Member of Alpha Pub.


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.
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. (2022, April 27). Commonwealth Collaboration to Build Back Better. 21CCEM, Nairobi, Kenya.
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., 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. (2021). A mixed-methods evidence assessment for emergent fields of knowledge (Working Paper No. 24). EdTech Hub.
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.

Full list of publications available here.