Henrik Hansson: International Projects (17) GAMMAL

Henrik Hansson: International Projects (17)

EU projects (10)

DiasporaLink. Coordinator and researcher, 4-year project about transnational diaspora entrepreneurship. 24 universities. 

We.learn.it Swedish national coordinator for the EU-project we.learn.it with the aim to develop innovative ICT learning resources for schools in Europe: enhancing creativity, exploration and science. Partners: Aalto-Korkeakoulusäätiö AALTO Finland,  European Learning Industry Group)  ELIG  Austria, Club of Rome European Support Center ESC  CoR-ESC  Austria, INTEL  Ireland, MENON  Belgium, OECD  France, Institute of Education, University of London  IOE  UK, Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation  CTO  UK.  Video documentary

we.learn.it aims at launching a European living learning network by schools and for schools around enjoyable and intrinsically motivating, experiential and adventurous, collaborative educational activities called Learning Expeditions utilizing information and communication technology.

we.learn.it is a facilitated grassroots initiative initially formed from school networks in 6 European countries and partnerships abroad. Linked to a facilitators network of higher education institutions, thematic organizations, experts, learning content and technology

MyUniversity.  This project was about e-participation in higher education. Partners: 13 universities from Spain, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania. 


Bohman, S, Hansson, H, Mobini, P. (2014) Electronic participation in higher education decision-making – A mixed methods evaluation of the MyUniversity project. JeDEM – eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government.

Mobini, P, Hansson, H. (2014). E-participation in higher education – The importance of non-technical factors as identified in the EU-project MyUniversity. The 44th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference. 22-24 October, 2014. Madrid, Spain.

Bohman, S, Hansson,  and Mobini, P. (2013). Final Evaluation Report on the Trials Impact and Potential Scalability D5.3. 2013. EU.

Hansson, H, Mobini, P (2013). Decision-making for a united higher education. Supplement Report. Final Evaluation Report on the Trials Impact and Potential Scalability D5.3. Complementary analysis based on the final review meeting presentation 25th September 2013, Brussels. EU.

Rural Wings. This EU project aimed at utilizing European satellite technology for learning to digitally marginalized groups (outside of Internet coverage).


Hansson, Henrik; Larsson, Ken. (2008). Designs for learning – what do people need? An international study of learning needs in digitally marginalised countries. Design for Learning – first international conference 2008.

Kahnwald, N., Köhler, T., Makri, R., Uzunoglu, N., Hansson, H., Larsson, K., Mihailidis, P., Sotiriou, S., Sotiriou, M. & Koulouris, P. (2007). Rural Wings – supporting e-learning in remote areas by satellite technology. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 975-979). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.  World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007. Quebec City, Canada   October 15, 2007

Hansson, H, Milhailides, P, Larsson, K, Sotiriou, M, Sotiriou, S, Uzunoglu, N, Gargalakos, M. (2007). The Rural Wings Project: bridging the digital divide with satellite-provided Internet. Phase I: Identifying and analysing the learning needs of 31 communities in 10 countries. E-LEARNING. Volume 4 Number 2, pages 107-115

Hansson, H, Larsson, K, Mihailidis, P (2006). WP3: User needs analysis and user profiles report. Rural Wings EU-project report.  (>400 pages)

Hansson, H, Larsson, K (2006). Sweden: Population, geography and IT-infrastructure. User needs analysis – Rural Wings WP3. EU report.

Hansson, H, Larsson, K (2006). Sweden: The Tarfala test site. User needs analysis – Rural Wings WP3. EU report.

Hansson, H, Larsson, K, Mihailidis, P (2006). Sweden: The Sirka Sámi site in Padjelanta Sarek. User need analysis – Rural Wings WP3. EU report.

Hansson, H, Larsson, K, Lange, G (2006). Sweden: The Blekinge archipelago test

User needs analysis – Rural Wings WP3. EU report.

e-WATCH. This project was about following developments in e-learning in Europe: “eWATCH: Monitoring Innovation and Change in eLearning”. Partners were: The European Schoolnet, The MENON Network, Multimedia Educational Innovation Network and ETet, European Experts’ Network for Educational Technology.


Hansson, H & Holmberg, C (2003). “A European and Swedish perspective on ICT – policies and strategies in education. National and institutional pathways: crossings, blind alleys and uphill slopes” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (best paper)

URL: http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Abstracts.asp?var=&Previous=ISS3407

Schoolforesight. “The SCHOOL-FORESIGHT Project aims to realize different visions for the “intelligent school of tomorrow” unveiling, particularly to school students”.


Hansson, H, Hall, S. (2005). The Future of Schools from a European Union Perspective: selecting, analyzing and disseminating the most innovative approaches towards the school of tomorrow. Policy Futures in Education. Volume 3 Number 1. Page 30-37.

URL: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/3/issue3_1.asp#4

Hansson, H. (2005). “Teachers’ Professional Development for the Technology Enhanced Classroom in the School of Tomorrow”. Fifth Open Classroom Conference TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT addressing eLearning, Innovation & Quality in Schooling. EDEN Fifth Open Classroom Conference 5-7 OCTOBER, 2005. Poitiers-CNED, France

Aviram, R, Hansson, H, Hermant-de Callataÿ, C, Kastis, N, Kikis, K  Richardson, J, Policy ambiguity and teacher confusion – can teacher education lead us out of this maze? Symposium ”. Fifth Open Classroom Conference TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT addressing eLearning, Innovation & Quality in Schooling. EDEN Fifth Open Classroom Conference 5-7 OCTOBER, 2005. Poitiers-CNED, France

Medics on the move I and II. It’s about advanced language support using smartphones for health professionals who do not speak the mother tongue: “MoM is a tool that gives you the words and shows you how to say them in meaningful, professional contexts”. The target group is health professionals in Europe who moved to a new country.

FLUENT. This EU project was the forerunner to Medics on the Move, but based on CD technology (MoM: Internet) and was more generally focused on learning European languages.


Hansson, H., & Odero, J. (2003). Two Internet Based Speech Tools: Audioforum – asynchronous speech dialogues, FLUENT – a speech pronunciation tool for language learning. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (pp. 2175-2176). Norfolk, VA: AACE.

Hansson, H & van de Bunt, S. (2004). “E–learning and language change — Observations, tendencies and reflections”. Firstmonday. URL: http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_8/hansson/

FILTER. This 3-year project focused on access and barriers to digital resources: “European project FILTER, researching the cultural and economic filtering of online content, with partners in 12 European countries.”


Hansson, H, Widmark, W (2006). Filtering of scientific e-content. In World Wide Work – filtering of online content in a globalized world (ed Sylvia van de Bunt Kokhuis). Filtering of online content in a globalised world. VU University Press. Page 121-128.

Hansson, H, van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S, (2006). Language Filtering. World Wide Work – filtering of online content in a globalized world. (ed Sylvia van de Bunt Kokhuis). Filtering of online content in a globalised world. VU University Press. Page 69-76

Hansson, H, Widmark.(2006). Filtering of scientific e-content. Open Praxis – The Electronic Journal of the International Council for Open and Distance Education. Vol 1 – issue 2, 2006. URL: http://www.openpraxis.com/

van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S, Hansson, H, Toska, J-A. (2005). The Filter Project. About economic and cultural filtering of online content. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning (EURODL).

Sida, World Bank, International Development Bank etc. (6)

Rwanda – Capacity building for higher education. Team leader for Instructional design “Research Supporting Component, Co-operation in Instructional Technology (ICT in Education)”. Long term strategic investment by Sida, 4 years + 5 years. The aim is to increase ICT skills and capacity for Rwanda’s higher education. It includes 1) Doctoral students, 2) Training of IT Educational Support Staff (Facilitators), 3) ICT Infrastructure for Teaching and Supervision, and 4) Research Collaboration.

Official Trailer: University of Rwanda – Enabling a knowledge based society.

Link to URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3Dsm80jks

Link to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHy6Jbb-Dv8&t=1s

ICT and Pedagogical Development – Advanced International Training Program (ITP – change projects). This project is aimed at key people in 12 developing countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kosovo, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The program is open to other developing countries, participants from North Korea, India, South Africa and Uruguay have participated.

Table. ITP Regional phase meetings: country, place, dates. Key note presentations.

Country Place Dates
Cambodia Phnom Penh 19-24 November 2012
India Vadodara 25-30 November 2013
Uganda Kampala 13-18 October 2014
India Vadodara 15-22 November 2014
Bangladesh Cox´s Bazar 24-29 November 2014
Rwanda Kigali 12-17 Januari 2015
Uganda Kampala 12 – 17 October 2015
Bangladesh Cox´s Bazar 23-28 November 2015
Rwanda Kigali 21 – 27 April 2016
Uganda Kampala 13 – 19 October 2016
Cambodia Phnom Penh 16 – 22 January 2017             
Rwanda Kigali 20 – 26 April 2017

Green University Town, NSBM Sri Lanka

Research and education collaboration including six distance PhD students. Start 2017.

Visionkeepers, UNISA. Within the framework of UNISA’s own research program “Visionkeepers”, we collaborate with guest researchers from South Africa’s largest distance university.  

IADB. Methodology study of how to evaluate “one-laptop per child” for The Inter-American Development Bank with field study in Uruguay. This work has led to long-term cooperation with Uruguay (participants in the ITP program, research, course development) and to several studies on OLPC and conference contributions, debates.


Grönlund, Å, Hansson, H, Hanberger, A. (2008). Inception report: “Evaluation of one-to-one computing” / Spider. For the Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20577. The project (RFP/EDU/RS-T1334/002). The report presents an outline of the framework including the First Evaluation Framework and the plans for the field trip and how that will be used to test and validate the FEF.

University and the wider society

Stockholm University and collaboration with external organisations within the area of “ICT for Inclusion, Integration and Development”.  Project manager.

ICT support system for theses – SciPro (Supporting the Scientific Process)

Development since 2009, product see https://www.sciproprojects.com/

Publications: (Ranil, you have an updated list?)

About Idea Bank and Matching module:

  1. Hansson, J. Moberg and R. Peiris, SciPro Matching: ICT Support to Start a Quality Thesis. 2014.
  2. Peiris, H. Hansson, K. Hewagamage and G. Wickramanayeke, A Study of Information Requirement Matrix for an Effective Higher Education Thesis Supervision Process. International Association for Technology, Education and Development, 2014.
  3. Peiris, H. Hansson, K. Hewagamage and G. Wikramanayake, An Analysis of Existing Issues in Students’ Research and Project Initiation Stage: Information and Communication Technology Perspective. pp. 1761-1769, International Association for Technology, Education and Development, 2013.
  4. Hansson, J. Moberg and R. Peiris, SciPro Idea Bank: Matchmaking Ideas, People And Organizations To Facilitate Innovative Theses. pp. 111-121, University of Colombo School of Computing, 2012.

About Peer review module and autonomous learning:

  1. Aghaee, H. Hansson and U. Drougge, Facilitating Autonomous Learning in Higher Education. In European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013.
  2. Aghaee and H. Hansson, Peer Portal: Quality enhancement in thesis writing using self-managed peer review on a mass scale. In International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 186-203, Athabasca University, 2013.

About plagiarism control

  1. Larsson and H. Hansson, Anti-plagiarism strategies How to manage it with quality in large scale thesis productions. In International Journal for Educational Integrity, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 60-73, Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, 2013.
  2. Appelgren Heyman, M. Olofsson, H. Hansson, J. Moberg and U. Olsson, Can we rely on text originality check systems? iParadigns Europe Ltd, 2012.
  3. Larsson and H. Hansson, Anti-plagiarism control of thesis work. iParadigns Europe Ltd, 2012.

Holistic perspective during different phases of software development:

  1. Peiris, H. Hansson, K. Priyantha and G. Wickramanayeke, Assessment Theory and Practice in Thesis Supervision: A Study of Information and Communication Technology Enabled System (SciPro) for Effective Evaluation. pp. 78-78, European Distance and E-Learning Network, 2013.
  2. Aghaee, U. Larsson and H. Hansson, Improving the Thesis Process. 2012. The 35th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia – IRIS 2012
  3. Hansson, J. Moberg, R. Peiris and K. Bencherifa, How to use SciPro. An IT-support system for Scientific Process: management of Ideas to finished theses. University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  4. Larsson, J. Collin, H. Hansson and J. Moberg, A small step for the professor, but a giant leap for universities. pp. 166-166, ICWE GmbH, 2012.
  5. Hallberg, H. Hansson, J. Moberg and K. Hewagamage, SciPro from a mobile perspective: Technology enhanced supervision of thesis work in emerging regions. 2011.
  6. Hansson and J. Moberg, Quality processes in technology enhanced thesis work. 24 ICDE World Conference 2011. Bali, Indonesia.
  7. Larsson and H. Hansson, The Challenge for Supervision: Mass Individualisation of the Thesis Writing Process with less Recourses. ICWE GmbH, 2011.

Hansson, H, Collin, J, Larsson, K, Wettergren, G. (2010). Sci-Pro Improving Universities Core Activity with ICT Supporting the Scientific Thesis Writing Process. Sixth EDEN Research Workshop – Budapest, 2010. EDEN – the European Distance and E-Learning Network.

Hansson, Henrik; Larsson, Ken; Collin, Jonas; Wettergren, Gunnar; Näckros, Kjell. (2010). Technology enhanced learning, teaching and validation of the scientific process and outcomes – Sci-Pro. Designs for Learning 17th – 19th of March 2010 Stockholm.

Hansson, Henrik; Larsson, Ken; Wettergren, Gunnar. (2009). Open and flexible ICT-support for student thesis production – Design concept for the future. The Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning 2009.