TESSA Research Links
Banks, Frank; Moon, Bob and Wolfenden, Freda (2009). New modes of communication technologies and the reform of open and distance learning programmes: A response to the global crisis in teacher education and training. In: 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Learning, 8-10 June 2009, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Buckler, A. (2009) ‘Building a policy understanding of the lives of female teachers working in rural schools in Sub-Saharan Africa’, paper presented at 9th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, University of Oxford, September, 2009.
Buckler, A. (2009) ‘Rural teachers and teacher education policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: reconsidering the evidence base’, paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Educational Research for Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May, 2009.
Buckler, A. (2009) ‘The whole classroom is smelling bad’, The Guardian, UK (23/07/09).
Buckler, A. (2009) Pride and Light: Female teachers’ experiences of living and working in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. The TESSA Programme, The Open University, UK.
Buckler, A. (2011) ‘Reconsidering the evidence base, considering the rural: aiming for a better understanding of the education and training needs of Sub-Saharan African teachers’, International Journal of Educational Development, 31(3): 244-250 (also listed in the UNESCO IIEP Documentation Centre)
Buckler, A. and Abdel Gafar, A. (forthcoming) 'Professional development and teacher morale in rural communities' in B. Moon (ed.) A global analysis of teachers, teacher education and the challenge of development, London: Routledge.
Dart, G. (2011) ‘OER’s in Sub-Saharan Africa – an appropriate response to the challenge of Education for All? The TESSA experience in Zambia.’ ICET Conference, Glasgow, July 2011
Deane, M. (2010) ‘Femmes et TIC en Afrique’ presented at the 2nd Pan-African Forum on Open Educational Resources, May 2010.
Moon, Bob (2007). Conceptualising a research agenda: Teachers and the development of rural communities. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, 5-8 Sept 2007, University of London.
Moon, Bob (2008). The role of new communication technologies and distance education in responding to the global crisis in teacher supply and training: an analysis of the research and development experience. Educação and Sociedade, 29(104), pp. 791–814.
Moon, Bob and O'Malley, Brendan (2008). Every child needs a teacher: The primary teacher supply and training crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. UK National Commission for UNESCO, London.
Moon, Robert (2008). Building an 'open education resource' (OER) Environment that works for teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The TESSA experience. In: Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 13-17 July 2008, University of London.
Moon, Bob (2008) ‘Teachers in Global Context: Multiple Challenges for New Modes of Open and Distance Learning’ Presentation to the Teacher Education at a Distance Conference UNISA Muckleneuk Campus, Tshwane 1st – 3rd October 2008
Muganda, C. (2011) ‘Harnessing OERs for professional development programmes: The case of the TESSA materials in the use of the Diploma in Primary Teacher Education of OUT’ presentation, July 2011.
Thakrar, Jayshree; Wolfenden, Freda and Zinn, Denise (2009). Harnessing open educational resources to the challenges of teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(4)
Wamutitu, Joseph M. ; Keraro, Fred N.; Changeiywo, Johnson M. and Cullen, Jane ‘The context of using TESSA OERs in Egerton University’s teacher education programmes’. DETA, 3-5 August 2011. Maputo, Mozambique.
Wolfenden, F. (2008). The TESSA OER Experience: Building sustainable models of production and user implementation. Journal of Interactive Media in Education (3)
Wolfenden, F. and Buckler, A. (2011) ‘Capturing changes in Sudanese teachers’ practice using reflective photography’, paper presented at the 2nd International Visual Methods Conference, Milton Keynes, September 2011.
Wolfenden, F. and Buckler, A. (forthcoming) ‘Adapting OERs for professional communities: The Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa experience’, in A. Okada, T. Connolly and P. Scott (eds) Collaborative learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources, UK and USA: IGI Global Publishing.
Wolfenden, F., Cullen, J., and Buckler, A. (2011) ‘”There is a kind of straitjacket on teachers”: Constraints and challenges in delivering basic education to the poorest’, paper presented at 11th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, University of Oxford, September 2011.
Wolfenden, Freda (2008). Building new modes of teacher education: research analyses for the Teacher in Education in Sub Saharan Africa programme. In: BERA Annual Conference 2008, 3-6 Sep 2008, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Wolfenden, Freda (2008). Harnessing OER's, mobiles and other technologies for teacher education in Africa: the TESSA and DEEP projects. In: Needham, Gill and Ally, Mohamed eds. M-libraries: Libraries on the Move to Provide Virtual Access. London: Facet Publishing, pp. 71–82.
Wolfenden, Freda (2008). TESSA: an open educational resource site for teacher education in Africa. In: eLearning Africa: 3rd International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, 28-30 May 2008, Accra, Ghana.
Wolfenden, Freda; Buckler, Alison and Keraro, Fred (2010). OER adaptation and reuse across cultural contexts in sub Saharan Africa: lessons from the TESSA consortium. In: OER10, 22-24 March 2010, Cambridge, UK.
Wolfenden, F.; Gallestegi, L. & Chitsulo, J. ‘Supporting induction to the teaching profession for women in Malawi’ DETA, 3-5 August 2011. Maputo, Mozambique.
Wolfenden, Freda; Umar, Abdurrahman; Aguti, Jessica and Abdel Gafar, Amani (2010) ‘Using OERs to improve teacher quality: emerging findings from TESSA’. Sixth Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 24-28 Nov 2010, Kochi, India