+37255509768
paasanni@tlu.ee
Former Assistant Director of Education in Ghana Education Service (GES) and
Digital Ambassador for British Council - Ghana and Sekondi Takoradi Metro Schools for connecting classrooms and Badiliko Projects.


Advocate of Technology Integration into teaching and learning in basic schools in developing countries, through the creation of Technology-Oriented Teaching and Learning Environments (ToTaLE) - with focus on the teacher as the agent of change.

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
02.10.2017–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, Project Management Specialist in Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking (GLAT) (0,50)
14.07.2017–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, SELFIE ja DigiPeegli indikaatorite ühilduvuse analüüs (1,00)
01.09.2016–...   
Euneos ( ErasmusPlus Teacher Training Program) Tallinn/Helsinki Group, Trainer/Coordinator in teacher training for technology utilization (0,50)
01.02.2016–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, Teaching Assistant (0,20)
01.01.2009–31.12.2013   
University of Education, Winneba, IEDE Cape Coast Centre, Cape Coast, Ghana, Lektor (0,70)
10.09.1990–30.09.2006   
Ghana Education Service (Sekondi Takoradi Metro), Teacher, Headteacher, Trainer of Teachers (TOT), Educational Administrator, Public Relations Officer; and Coordinator for Innovative teaching and ICT integration. (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
23.08.2013–...   
Tallinn University (Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology/Education)
2009–2011   
University of Cape Coast, Ghana (Master of Education (Information Technology)
2002–2003   
University of Cape Coast, Ghana: Master of Education (Administration)
1997–1999   
University of Education,( Kumasi Campus), Winneba, Ghana : Bachelor in Education (Technology)
1992–1995   
University of Education,( Kumasi Campus), Winneba, Ghana :Diploma in Education (Technology)
1991–1991   
Takoradi Plolytechnic, Construction Technician Certificate I
1987–1990   
Mampong Teachnical Teachers' College, Ashanti Mampong, Ghana : Professional Teachers' Certificate "A" Post-Secondary.
1984–1986   
Takoradi Plolytechnic, Ghana :General Course in Construction Certificate
01.09.1977–30.07.1982   
St. Mary's Boys Secondary School, Apowa, Western Region, Ghana
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2018−2018   
PC Member/Reviewer. 2018 Annual Conference of International Council of Education Media – ICEM2018, Tallinn, Estonia, September 5-7, 2018.
2017−2017   
International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA) 2017 on 5-6 October 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
2017−2017   
Peer Review, Peer Assessment, and Self-Assessment in Education (PRASAE 2017), in IEEE 16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education Training (IEEE ITHET 2017) July 10-12, Ohrid, Macedonia.
2017−2017   
European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL2017),November 29th – December 1st 2017 at Hämeenlinna, Finland.
2016−2016   
International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA) 2016 5-6 October 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.
2016−2016   
Peer Review, Peer Assessment, and Self-Assessment in Education (PRASAE 2016), 3rd International Workshop; October 26–29, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
2016−2017   
INTED2017 Conference, 6-8 March 2017 in Valencia, Spain.
2014−2014   
Conference Assistant ICWL Tallinn 2014 Conference
 
 
Lisainfo
Research and Development Activities/Experiences:
(Conferences associated with published works):
1.IST-Africa Conference, 2015, 6-8 May 2015 at Lilongwe, Malawi.
2.European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 2015, October 19-22 at Tallinn, Estonia
3.International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL) 2015, November 5-8, 2015 Guangzhou, China.
4. HCI International 2016: HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, 17 - 22 July 2016
5. EDULEARN 16, 8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 4th-6th July 2016, Barcelona(Spain.
6. CMC 2016, 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping, 5-9 September 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.
7. ICWL 2016, 15th International Conference, Rome, Italy, October 26–29, 2016.
8. 3rd European Conferences on Curriculum Studies 16th/18th June 2017 ­ at Stirling University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
9. ICERI 2017, 10th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville Spain 16-18 November 2017.
10. EDULEARN19 – 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 1st-3rd, 2019 — Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

Professional Work History/Experiences:
2012/2013 - Secretary to Panel for Teacher Promotion Interviews into Senior Officer Ranks in Ghana Education Service (GES) - Western Region.
2010/2013 - Metro Director of Education's Representative on School Board of Governors - Diabene Senior High Technical School, Sekondi, Ghana.
2010 - Member, September 2007 New Education Reform - Syllabus/Subject Training Team.
2010 - Member, Senior High School ICT Syllabus Review Committee.
2007-2013 - Member, September 2007 New Education Reform - Metro Education Office Implementation Monitoring Team responsible for Basic Design and Technology and ICT.
2006-2013 - Member of Teacher appraisal and promotion inspection team; Metro Education Office Takoradi, Ghana.
2006 - Member of Planning/Organisation Committee for Metro Education Office's Best Teacher/Worker Award Ceremony.
2006-2013 - Secretary to the Sekondi - Takoradi Metro Education Office Management Committee; Assistant Director of Education responsible for; (Communications, Public Relations and ICT Integration in Schools); Digital Ambassador - British Council for Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Schools.
1999-2006 - Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher - Junior High School.
1995-1997 - Head of Department , Secondary Technical School, Ghana.
1990-1992 - Junior High School Class/Subject Teacher(Professional.
1982-1987 - Primary School Class/Subject Teacher(Non-Professional)

Additional Training, Capacity building, and voluntary activities:
1.British Council and Microsoft collaborated training for Digital Ambassador (Badiliko and Connecting Classrooms Project) January 2013 at Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
2.Tallinn University Summer School Continuing Education “Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)”, 25th July to 31st July 2014 at Tallinn University, Estonia.
3.Oxford University (United Kingdom) and Tallinn University (Estonia) collaborated Training in “Government, Security and Conflict in the Cyber Age”, May 28-30, 2015 at Tallinn University.
4.Tallinn University Summer School Continuing Education “Free and Open-Source Software for Regular Users”, 27th July to 31st July 2015 at Tallinn University, Estonia.
5. Participant/Facilitator Erasmus in Schools (Eis)- a Social Erasmus Project - for Autumn Semester 2013 Session.
6. 3rd European Summer School on Curriculum Studies 19th/20th June 2017 ­ at Stirling University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
;
Professional Membership:
European Association for Practitioner Research and Improving Learning (EAPRIL)
;
Other Accomplishments:
As team Leader; Planned and organized teacher capacity development for over 2000 headteachers and teachers in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
Initiator and Founding Member - Association of Design and Technology Teachers.
Coordinated activities of Ghana Education Service and ToBe International an NGO to offer practical ICT lesson to pupils in their catchment area.
As team leader; Planned and coordinated Teacher ICT Training sessions for Rlg Company in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.;

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.10. Kasvatusteadused; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: S281 Arvuti õpiprogrammide kasutamise metoodika ja pedagoogika ; TÄPSUSTUS: Teacher Education and ICT use in schools (Digital Divide, Social Technical Transitions and School Digital Learning Ecosystems); Media, Education and Digital Literacy
 
 
Lisainfo
Proactive teacher educator and advocate for ICT in Schools; holds a professional teaching certificate (Post-Sec Teachers'Certifaicate "A")

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
3.4.
2019
1.1.
2018
2.3.
2018
1.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2015
3.1.
2015
3.1.
2015
3.2.
2010
29.07.2019
+37255509768
paasanni@tlu.ee
Former Assistant Director of Education in Ghana Education Service (GES) and
Digital Ambassador for British Council - Ghana and Sekondi Takoradi Metro Schools for connecting classrooms and Badiliko Projects.


Advocate of Technology Integration into teaching and learning in basic schools in developing countries, through the creation of Technology-Oriented Teaching and Learning Environments (ToTaLE) - with focus on the teacher as the agent of change.

Career

Institutions and positions
02.10.2017–...   
Tallinn University, Project Management Specialist in Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking (GLAT) (0,50)
14.07.2017–...   
Tallinn University, Analyst: Comparative analysis and mapping of SELFIE and Digi Mirror indicators for school maturity/digital strategy. (1,00)
01.09.2016–...   
Euneos ( ErasmusPlus Teacher Training Program) Tallinn/Helsinki Group, Trainer/Coordinator in teacher training for technology utilization (0,50)
01.02.2016–...   
Tallinn University, Teaching Assistant (0,20)
01.01.2009–31.12.2013   
University of Education, Winneba, IEDE Cape Coast Centre, Cape Coast, Ghana, University of Education, Winneba, IEDE Cape Coast Centre, Cape Coast Ghana. (Part time Lecturer) (0,70)
10.09.1990–30.09.2006   
Ghana Education Service (Sekondi Takoradi Metro), Teacher, Headteacher, Trainer of Teachers (TOT), Educational Administrator, Public Relations Officer; and Coordinator for Innovative teaching and ICT integration. (1,00)
 
 
Education
23.08.2013–...   
Tallinn University (Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology/Education)
2009–2011   
University of Cape Coast, Ghana (Master of Education (Information Technology)
2002–2003   
University of Cape Coast, Ghana : Master of Education (Administration)
1997–1999   
University of Education,( Kumasi Campus), Winneba, Ghana : Bachelor of Education (Technology)
1992–1995   
University of Education,( Kumasi Campus), Winneba, Ghana : Diploma in Education (Technology)
1991–1991   
Takoradi Polytechnic, Construction Technician Certificate I
1987–1990   
Mampong Teachnical Teachers' College, Ashanti Mampong, Ghana : Professional Teachers' Certificate "A" Post-Seondary
1984–1986   
Takoradi Plolytechnic, Ghana :General Course in Construction Certificate.
01.09.1977–30.07.1982   
St. Mary's Boys Secondary School, Apowa, Western Region, Ghana
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2018−2018   
PC Member/Reviewer. 2018 Annual Conference of International Council of Education Media – ICEM2018, Tallinn, Estonia, September 5-7, 2018.
2017−2017   
PC member/Reviewer International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA) 2017
2017−2017   
PC Member/Reviewer Peer Review, Peer Assessment, and Self-Assessment in Education (PRASAE 2017
2017−2017   
Reviewer European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL2017)
2016−2016   
PC member/Reviewer International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA) 2016
2016−2016   
PC Member/ Peer Review Peer Review, Peer Assessment, and Self-Assessment in Education (PRASAE 2016)
2016−2017   
Member of INTED2017 International Advisory Board
2014−2014   
Conference Assistant ICWL Tallinn 2014 Conference
 
 
Additional information
Research and Development Activities/Experiences:
(Conferences associated with published works):
1.IST-Africa Conference, 2015, 6-8 May 2015 at Lilongwe, Malawi.
2.European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 2015, October 19-22 at Tallinn, Estonia
3.International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL) 2015, November 5-8, 2015 Guangzhou, China.
4. HCI International 2016: HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, 17 - 22 July 2016
5. EDULEARN 16, 8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 4th-6th July 2016, Barcelona(Spain.
6. CMC 2016, 7th International Conference on Concept Mapping, 5-9 September 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.
7. ICWL 2016, 15th International Conference, Rome, Italy, October 26–29, 2016.
8. 3rd European Conferences on Curriculum Studies 16th/18th June 2017 ­ at Stirling University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
9. ICERI 2017, 10th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville Spain 16-18 November 2017.
10. EDULEARN19 – 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 1st-3rd, 2019 — Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

Professional Work History/Experience:
2012/2013 - Secretary to Panel for Teacher Promotion Interviews into Senior Officer Ranks in Ghana Education Service (GES) - Western Region.
2010/2013 - Metro Director of Education's Representative on School Board of Governors - Diabene Senior High Technical School, Sekondi, Ghana.
2010 - Member, September 2007 New Education Reform - Syllabus/Subject Training Team.
2010 - Member, Senior High School ICT Syllabus Review Committee.
2007-2013 - Member, September 2007 New Education Reform - Metro Education Office Implementation Monitoring Team responsible for Basic Design and Technology and ICT.
2006-2013 - Member of Teacher appraisal and promotion inspection team; Metro Education Office Takoradi, Ghana.
2006 - Member of Planning/Organisation Committee for Metro Education Office's Best Teacher/Worker Award Ceremony.
2006-2013 - Secretary to the Sekondi - Takoradi Metro Education Office Management Committee; Assistant Director of Education responsible for; (Communications, Public Relations and ICT Integration in Schools); Digital Ambassador - British Council for Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Schools.
1999-2006 - Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher - Junior High School.
1995-1997 - Head of Department , Secondary Technical School, Ghana.
1990-1992 - Junior High School Class/Subject Teacher(Professional.
1982-1987 - Primary School Class/Subject Teacher(Non-Professional).

Additional Training, Capacity building, and voluntary activities:
1.British Council and Microsoft collaborated training for Digital Ambassador (Badiliko and Connecting Classrooms Project) January 2013 at Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
2.Tallinn University Summer School Continuing Education “Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)”, 25th July to 31st July 2014 at Tallinn University, Estonia.
3.Oxford University (United Kingdom) and Tallinn University (Estonia) collaborated Training in “Government, Security and Conflict in the Cyber Age”, May 28-30, 2015 at Tallinn University.
4.Tallinn University Summer School Continuing Education “Free and Open-Source Software for Regular Users”, 27th July to 31st July 2015 at Tallinn University, Estonia.
5. Participant/Facilitator Erasmus in Schools (Eis)- a Social Erasmus Project - for Autumn Semester 2013 Session
6. 3rd European Summer School on Curriculum Studies 19th/20th June 2017 ­ at Stirling University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.;
Professional Membership:
European Association for Practitioner Research and Improving Learning (EAPRIL);
Other Accomplishments:
As Team Leader Planned and organized teacher capacity development for over 2000 headteachers and teachers in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
Initiator and Founding Member - Association of Design and Technology Teachers.
As team leader Coordinated activities of Ghana Education Service and ToBe International an NGO to offer practical ICT lesson to pupils in their catchment area.
Planned and coordinated Teacher ICT Training sessions for Rlg Company in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.;

Qualifications

 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.10. Education; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: S281 Computer-assisted education ; SPECIFICATION: Teacher Education and ICT use in schools (Digital Divide, Social Technical Transitions and School Digital Learning Ecosystems); Media, Education and Digital Literacy
 
 
Additional information
Proactive teacher educator and advocate for ICT in Schools; holds a professional teaching certificate (Post-Sec Teachers'Certifaicate "A")

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
3.4.
2019
1.1.
2018
2.3.
2018
1.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
3.1.
2015
3.1.
2015
3.1.
2015
3.2.
2010
29.07.2019
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PublikatsioonAutoridAastaVäljaande pealkiriKlassifikaatorFailAsutused
Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking(GLAT) Project: Perceived Factors accounting for Teacher Acceptance and Usage of a New Learning Scenarios DesignTool – The LePlannerQuaicoe, James Sunney; Laanpere, Mart; Pata, Kai; Hoić-Božić, Nataša; Rõbšenkov, Romil2019EDULEARN19 Proceedings3.4.Tallinna Ülikool;
Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Basic School Teachers’ Perspective to Digital Teaching and Learning in GhanaQuaicoe, James Sunney; Pata, Kai2018Education and Information Technology Journal1.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
The challenges of ICT implementation in teaching and learning in Ghanaian basic schools Quaicoe, James Sunney20182.3.Tallinna Ülikool;
Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Factors determining digital learning ecosystem smartness in schoolsJeladze, Eka; Pata, Kai; Quaicoe, James2017IxD&A Interaction Design & Architecture(s)1.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut, Haridustehnoloogia keskus
English Language Acquisition: A Comparative Study of Multimedia usage and Conventional Direct Methods of teaching in Awutu Senya East Municipal of GhanaDeku, Vincentia Selikem; Nyagorme, Paul; Quaicoe, James Sunney2017ICERI 2017 Proceedings3.1.Tallinna Ülikool;
Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Bridging digital divide in schools in developing countries: perceptions of teachers of free software opportunitiesLaugasson, Edmund; Quaicoe, James Sunney; Jeladze, Eka; Jesmin, Triinu20163.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Concept Maps as Semantic Tools for Developing Services Ontology: The Digital Learning Ecosystem of Selected Basic Schools in Ghana Quaicoe, James Sunney2016Innovating with Concept Mapping3.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Digital Divide in Learning Services in Ghana’s Basic SchoolQuaicoe,James Sunney; Pata, Kai2016Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 20163.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Digital Learning Ecosystem Services and Educational Change in Ghana’s Basic SchoolsQuaicoe,James Sunney; Kai, Pata; Jeladze, Eka2016EDULEARN 163.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut
Factors determining Digital Divide in Ghana's basic schools Quaicoe, James Sunney; Pata, Kai2015IST - Africa 2015 Conference Proceedings3.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Informaatika Instituut
Modelling Factors Influencing Digital Readiness: A Case of Teachers in Ghana’s Basic School System Quaicoe, James Sunney; Pata, Kai2015Advanced Web-based Learning, ICWL 20153.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Informaatika Instituut
The Teachers’ Digital Literacy Determining Digital Divide in Public Basic Schools in GhanaQuaicoe, James Sunney; Pata, Kai2015Information Literacy: Moving Toward Sustainability3.1.Tallinna Ülikool, Informaatika Instituut
Conflict Management Practices of Basic School Headteachers in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in GhanaJames Sunney Quaicoe20103.2.Tallinna Ülikool