There is a mix of research noted below, which reflects my journey from eighteenth-century political historian [my PhD was on the relationship between the politicians and the electorate in eighteenth-century Yorkshire. It will be uploaded here at some point], to educational researcher looking at Sure Start provision on the Effective Early Learning project in the West Midlands, to HE project Manager investigating the use of nascent web sources in humanities’ curricula, to my current role leading technology-in-education.
The things that tie my research together are alternatives, politics/governance, communities/networks, technology/education, and struggle/activism. These come through my research and underpin my role as a Professor of Education and Technology.
Hall, R. (forthcoming 2018). The Alienated Academic: the struggle for autonomy inside the University. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Hall., R. (forthcoming, 2018). Authoritarian neoliberalism and the alienation of academic labour. Social Epistemology.
Pulsford, M., and Hall, R. (editors, forthcoming, 2018). The impacts of neoliberal policy on the lived experiences of primary school communities. Power & Education, Special Issue.
Hall, R. (2018). On the alienation of academic labour and the possibilities for mass intellectuality. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 16(1), 97-113. http://bit.ly/2EisheS
Hall, R., and Smyth, K. (2016). Dismantling the Curriculum in Higher Education. Open Library of the Humanities. 2(1), p.e11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/olh.66
Alotaibi, A., Ayesh, A., and Hall, R. (2016). Managing Admission in Saudi Universities: A System Approach. International Journal of Information and Education Technology. 6(4), 314-321. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12711
Hall, R. (2016). Technology-enhanced learning and co-operative practice against the neoliberal university. Interactive Learning Environments, special issue on TEL and the crisis. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11498
Hall, R., and Bowles, K. (2016). Re-engineering higher education: the subsumption of academic labour and the exploitation of anxiety. Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labour, 28, 30-47. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12709
Hall, R. (2015). O zniesieniu pracy akademickiej. Stosunek między pracownikami intelektualnymi a intelektualnością masową (transl. Krystian Szadkowski). Praktyka Teoretyczna, 4(18), 93-120. DOI: 10.14746/prt.2015.4.4.
Hall, R. (2015). Akademisyen Emeğinin Ortadan Kalkişi Üzerine: Zihin Emekçileri Ve Kitle Zekâsi Arasindaki İlişki (transl. Güven Savul). Karatahta, 2, 135-62.
Hall, R. (2015). The University and the Secular Crisis. Open Library of the Humanities, 1(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/olh.15
Hall, R. (2015). For a Political Economy of Massive Open Online Courses. Learning, Media and Technology. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10847
Hall, R. (2015). The Implications of Autonomist Marxism for Research and Practice in Education and Technology. Learning, Media and Technology, 40(1), 106-22. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/10089.
Hall, R. (2014). On the abolition of academic labour: the relationship between intellectual workers and mass intellectuality. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 12 (2), 822-37. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10816
Hall, R., Atkins, L., and Fraser, J. (2014). Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester Project. Research in Learning Technology, 22. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/9892
Bell, K., Tanner, J., Rutty, J., Astley-Pepper, M. and Hall, R. (2014). Successful partnerships with third sector organisations to enhance the student experience: A partnership evaluation. Nurse Education Today. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/10546
Landy, L., Hall, R., and Uwins, M. (2013). Widening Participation in Electroacoustic Music: The EARS 2 pedagogical initiatives. Organised Sound, 18(2), 108-23. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/8947
Hall, R. (2013). Educational technology and the enclosure of academic labour inside public higher education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 11(3), 52-82. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/8973
McBride, N., Hall, R., and Okwaro, I. (2013). Examining managerial decision making process in Information technology shared services in Public sector entities from an activity theory perspective. International Journal of Information, Business and Management, 5(1), 20-41. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10796
Hall, R. (2013). Academic Activism in the Face of Enclosure in the Digital University. Power and Education, 5(2), 186-99. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/8708
Hall, R., and Stahl, B. (2012). Against Commodification: The University, Cognitive Capitalism and Emergent Technologies. Triple-C: Cognition, communication and co-operation, 10(2), 184-202. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/7954
Hall, R. (2011). Occupation: a place to deliberate the socio-history of re-production. Roundhouse Journal: Reimaging the University, 2, 54-63. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10812
Hall, R. (2011). Factors impacting institutional change in technology-enhanced learning. Campus Wide Information Systems, 28(4), 234-49. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/5280
Hall, R. (2011). Revealing the Transformatory Moment of Learning Technology: the Place of Critical Social Theory. Research in Learning Technology, 19(3), 273-84. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/7145
Hall, R., and Winn, J. (2011). Questioning Technology in the Development of a Resilient Higher Education. E-Learning and Digital Media, 8(4), 343-56. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/5614
Hall, R., and Hall, M. (2010). Scoping the pedagogic relationship between self-efficacy and Web 2.0 technologies. Learning, Media and Technology, 35(3), 255 – 273. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/4455
Hall, R. (2009). Towards a fusion of formal and informal learning environments: the impact of the read/write web. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 7(1), 29-40. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/5909
Hall, R. (2008). The impact of the read/write web on learner agency. e-Learning, 5(3), 284-96. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/5877
Hall, R. (2006). Delivering What Students say they Want On-line: Towards Academic Participation in the Enfranchisement of e-Learners? Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 4(1), 25-32. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10817
Hall, R. (2006). Battery-farming or free-ranging: towards citizen participation in e-learning environments. e-Learning, 3(4), 505-18. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10823
Hall, R. (2003). Forging a Learning Community? A pragmatic approach to co-operative learning. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 2(2), 155-72. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10848
Hall, R. (2002). Aligning learning, teaching and assessment using the web: an evaluation of pedagogic approaches. British Journal of Educational Technology, 33(2), 149-58. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10936
Hall, R. (2001). Can institutional change be anything other than reactive? A case study of the Chic project. Higher Education Staff Development Association Briefing Paper, 90. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10849
Hall, R., Harding, D., and Ramsden, C. (2001). Priming Institutional Change through Effective Project Management: A Case Study of the Chic Project. International Journal for Academic Development, 6(2), 152-61. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10850
Hall, R. (2001). Profiling the Yorkshire County Elector of the early eighteenth century: new material and methods. Historical Research, 74(184), 172-92. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10854
Hall, R., and Harding, D. (2000). Driving departmental change through evaluation: some outcomes and problems. The Association for Learning Technology Journal, 8(1), 19-29. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10813
Hall. R. (2000). Voting Communities In The West Riding Of Yorkshire In The Early Eighteenth Century. Parliaments, Estates and Representations, 20, 91-109. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10855
Hall. R. (1999). The role of Cholmley Turner of Kirkleatham in Yorkshire County Elections in the Early Eighteenth Century. Cleveland History, 77, 20-32. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10856
Pascal, C., Bertram, T., Hall, R., and Mould, M. (1998). Exploring the Relationship Between Process and Outcome in Young Children’s Learning: Stage One of a Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Educational Research, 29(1), 51-67. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10807
Hall, R., and Richardson S. (1998). The Anglican Clergy and Yorkshire Elections in the Eighteenth Century. Bulletin of the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, 94, 1-34. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10809
Hall. R. (1998). ”Hurting a cause instead of serving it”: The 1734 Yorkshire election petition. Parliamentary History, 17(3), 323-42. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10940
Hall, R. (1996). Whig Party Fortunes at the Yorkshire County Election of 1708. Northern History, XXXII, 111-32. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10810
Peer-reviewed Research Reports
Atkins, L., Fraser, J. and Hall, R. (2014). DigiLit Leicester: 2014 Survey Results. Leicester: Leicester City Council. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10805
Atkins, L., Fraser, J. and Hall, R. (2014). DigiLit Leicester: Project Activities Report, Leicester: Leicester City Council. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10802
Atkins, L., Fraser, J., and Hall, R. (2013). DigiLit Leicester: 2013 Survey Results. Leicester: Leicester City Council. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10798
Fraser, J., Atkins, L., and Hall, R. (2013). DigiLit Leicester: Initial Project Report. Leicester: Leicester City Council. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10794
Noble, H., White, D., Winn, J., Foster, D., Blach, D., Kahn, K., Hall, R and Bull, R. (2011). Heuristics for designing sustainable energy dashboards. Joint Information Systems Committee. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10821
Dobbins, K., Hall, R., and Goldsmith, C. (eds, 2010). New Dimensions of Security in Europe (NewSecEU) Evaluation Report. De Montfort University, pp. 63. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10939
Linsey, T. and Hall, R. (2010). Mobilising Remote Student Engagement: the MoRSE Project, Final Report. Joint Information Systems Committee. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10822
Hall, R. (2009). Connecting Transitions and Independent Learning: an evaluation of read-write web approaches (CoTIL): Final Report. Higher Education Academy. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10820
Hall, R. (2008). DMU e-Learning Pathfinder Project: Web2.0 Cultures: Final Report. Higher Education Academy. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10824
Hall, R., and Harding, D. (eds, 2001). Managing ICT in the Curriculum. University of Teesside Chic Project, pp. 136. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10806
Peer-reviewed Book Chapters
Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2018). Co-operation, Technology and the Commons: Knowledge Production without the University. In Learning for a Co-operative World – Education, Social Change and the Co-operative College, ed. T. Woodin. London: Trentham Books.
Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2018). Technology, Mass Intellectuality and the Cooperative University. In Co-operative Higher Education, eds. C Ross and M. Noble. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2018). On autonomy and the technological abolition of academic labour. In Education and Technological Unemployment, eds. M.A. Peters, P. Jandrić, and A.J. Means. Berlin: Springer.
Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2018). Alternative Education. In Dangerous Words, ed. S. Themelis. New York: Peter Lang.
Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2018). Immiseration. In Dangerous Words, ed. S. Themelis. New York: Peter Lang.
Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2018). Managerialism. In Dangerous Words, ed. S. Themelis. New York: Peter Lang.
Hall, R. (2017). Against Academic Labour and the Dehumanisation of Educational Possibility. In Alternative Visions, Systems, Discourse and Professional Practice: Resisting Neo-Liberal Education, eds T. Rudd and I Goodson, pp. 27-40. Sense: Rotterdam, The Netherlands. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12712.
Hall, R. (2017). Performance information and data-driven academic anxiety. In Education and Technology: critical approaches, eds G.M. dos Santos Ferreira, L.A da Silva Rosado and J. de Sá Carvalho, pp. 185-205. Rio de Janeiro: University Estácio de Sá Press. http://bit.ly/2nOEwuD and https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14109
Hall, R. (2017). Informação sobre desempenho e ansiedade acadêmica impulsionada por dados. En Educação e Tecnologia: abordagens críticas, org G.M. dos Santos Ferreira, L.A da Silva Rosado and J. de Sá Carvalho (Traduções e versões G.M. dos Santos Ferreira), pp. 161-83. Rio de Janeiro: University Estácio de Sá Press. http://bit.ly/2nOEwuD
Hall, R., and Winn, J. (2017). Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education. In Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education, eds. R. Hall and J. Winn, pp. 1-15. London: Bloomsbury Academic. http://bit.ly/2dYsEkD and http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12713
Hall, R. (2016). Another world is possible: the relationship between open education and mass intellectuality. In The Philosophy and Theory of Open Education, ed. M. Deimann and M. A. Peters, pp. 101-15. New York: Peter Lang. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12710
Hall, R. (2016). Openness and Power. In Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, ed. M. Peters. Berlin: Springer. http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_222-1
Hall, R., ve Stahl, B. (2015). Metalaştırmaya Karşı: Üniversite, Bilişsel Kapitalizm ve Yeni Gelişen Teknolojiler. In Yeni Medyaya Eleştirel Yaklaşımlar, ed. M. Cakir (transl. Burcu Yilmaz), 283-322. Istanbul: Sosyologca Kitapları.
Hall, R., and Stahl, B. (2015). Against Commodification: The University, Cognitive Capitalism and Emergent Technologies. In Marx and the Political Economy of the Media, ed. C. Fuchs and V. Mosco, pp. 65-97. Leiden, NL: Brill. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11405
Hall, R. (2013). Mobile technologies and an ethical digital literacy, in the face of Empire. In The politics of education and technology: conflicts, controversies and connections, ed. N. Selwyn and K. Facer, pp. 169-89. London: Palgrave, Macmillan. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11879
Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2012). Journeys in Peer E-communication: Student Mentors’ Perspectives. In Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment: Theory and Practice in Higher Education, ed. L. Clouder, C. Broughan, S. Jewell and G. Steventon, pp. 99-112. London: Taylor and Francis. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10803
Hall, R. (2010). How can technology help us realize the learning potential of a life-wide curriculum? In Enabling A More Complete Education: encouraging, recognizing and valuing life-wide learning in Higher Education, ed. N. J. Jackson and R. K. Law, pp. 66-78. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10942 Available online at: http://lifewidelearningconference.pbworks.com/E-proceedings
Hall, R., and Goldsmith, C. (2009). Extending Student Evaluation of International Relations: Exploring the Israel-Palestine Problem with PeaceMaker. In Learning with Digital Games: A Practical Guide to Engage Students in Higher Education, ed. N. Whitton, pp. 174-8. London: Routledge. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10795
Hall, R., Hall, M., and Mackenzie, S. (2009). The impact of interactive and collaborative learning activities on the personalised learning of adult distance learners. InTechnology Supported Environment for Personalised Learning: Methods and Case Studies, ed. J. O’Donoghue, pp. 128-48. Hershey PA: IGI Global. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11877
Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009). Scoping the connections between emergent technologies and pedagogies for learner empowerment. In Transforming Higher Education Through Technology Enhanced Learning, ed. T. Mayes, D. Morrison, H. Mellar, P. Bullen and M. Oliver, 220–234. York, UK: Higher Education Academy. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10941
Hall, R., Conboy, H., and Thompson, P. (2008). Deploying Read/Write Web Approaches for Pedagogic Change amongst Faculty in Higher Education. In Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2009, ed.C. Maddux, pp. 61-8. Chesapeake, VA: AACE Press. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11878
Peer-reviewed Papers in Conference Proceedings
Hall, R., and Winn., J. (2017). Social cooperatives and the democratisation of higher education. In The Co-operative Education and Research Conference, Manchester, UK. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14110
Brown, J.B., Hall, R., Lishman, R., Rushworth, J., and Snape, R. (2017). Designing for difference: lessons from a cross-disciplinary implementation of Universal Design for Learning. In Proceedings of the 33rd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, University of Utah. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14158
Alotaibi, A., Ayesh, A. and Hall, R. (2015). Managing Admission in Saudi Universities: a System Approach. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning- IC4E 2015, Doha, Qatar. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10851
Hall, R. (2014). Notes on academic labour and co-operative struggles for subjectivity. In Governing Academic Life, London School of Economics. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10852
Hall, R. (2014). Rethinking Educational Technology. In Educational Technology: Scenarios, riaipe3, University of Brighton. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10797
Hall, R. (2013). The University, Technology and Co-operation. In Critical perspectives on educational technology. riaipe3, University of Brighton. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10801
Alshammari, M., Howley, R., Leigh, M., and Hall, R. (2012). Early implementation stages of learning management systems (LMS) by academics: the case of Saudi universities. In Proceedings of ICERI2012, 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, pp. 1133-42. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10814
Hall, R., and Winn, J. (2010). The relationships between technology and open education in the development of a resilient higher education. In Proceedings of Open Ed 2010. Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, pp. 149-60. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10800
Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009). The impact of web2.0 on students’ writing and on the curriculum: a comparative study. In Proceedings of EDULEARN09, pp. 860-69. Barcelona: iated. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10815
Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009).Connecting transitions and independent learning in higher education: evaluating the impact of the read/write web on the first-year student experience. In Proceedings of EDULEARN09, pp. 843-54. Barcelona: iated. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10819
Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009). Journeys in peer e-communication: student mentors’ perspectives. In Proceedings of 4th International iPED conference, pp. 113–119. Coventry University, UK: iPED Research Network. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10853
Hall, R. (2008). Personalising formal and informal learning environments: the impact of the read/write web. In Proceedings of The Modern Tendencies in Development of Innovation in Education Conference, pp. 80-92. Shokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University, Kazakhstan.
Hall, R., Conboy, H., and Thompson, P. (2008). The impact of read/write web approaches on the curriculum priorities of PG Cert HE participants. In Proceedings of the Third International Blended Learning Conference, “Enhancing the Student Experience”, ed. H.J. Miller and A.L. Jefferies, pp. 306–16. University of Hertfordshire Press: Hertford. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10825
Hall, R. (2008). Can higher education enable its learners’ digital autonomy? In Proceedings of the LICK 08 Conference, ed. A. Comrie, N. Mayes, T. Mayes and K. Smythe, pp. 119-31. TESEP, Napier University: Edinburgh. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10818
Hall, R. (1999). Evaluating the Context of On-line History Teaching: The First Year of the Chic Project. In Proceedings of the 5th Humanities and Arts Network Conference. Milton Keynes: IET, Open University. http://hdl.handle.net/2086/10811
Hall, R. (2018). The crisis of higher education. The Arch. Ed. Podcast. http://bit.ly/2Fe3o7j
Winn, J., and Hall, R. (2018). Time to move past the obsession with leadership. WonkHE. http://wonkhe.com/blogs/an-obsession-with-leadership/
Hall, R. (2017). The rise of academic ill-health. WonkHE. http://wonkhe.com/blogs/the-rise-of-academic-ill-health/
Hall, R. (2014). Rethinking Education and Technology: on Co-operation. riaipe3, University of Brighton. https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/10797
Hall, R. (2014). On the cooperative university and the general intellect. Heathwood Press. 11 April 2014. Available at: http://t.co/fH4ywcavlH
Hall, R. (2013). Heading for efficient unsustainability? Public Servant. 27 June 2012. Available at: http://www.publicservice.co.uk/publicservant/article/22965
Hall, R. (2013). It is time to stand up for collective forms of higher education and contest the enclosure and commodification of the university. LSE, Impact of the Social Sciences Blog. 3 May 2013. Available at: http://bit.ly/1ucUpHu
Hall, R. 2012. Logon for an enhanced experience. Public Servant. 25 June 2012. Available at: http://www.publicservice.co.uk/feature_story.asp?id=20117
Hall, R. (2012). Positive Politics podcast. Episode 5: Education. Available at: http://bit.ly/NCjLUu.
Hall, R. (2012). The profit motive is threatening higher education. World University News, 248. Available at: http://bit.ly/UOwnSf