Institute for Research in Open, Distance and eLearning (IFeL)

The Institute for Distance Learning and eLearning Research (IFeL) investigates the use of modern technologies in learning. The interdisciplinary team of the IFeL consists of social and computer scientists and cooperates with national and international partners. It follows a design-based research methodology and focuses on emotions in reading and learning. Since autumn 2016, the institute has held the UNESCO Chair for Personalized and Adaptive Distance Learning and, in this context, examines framework conditions and implementation concepts for personalized and adaptive learning.

Fields of research

Our research activities are centred around research and development of forward-thinking applications in e-learning. Explore our fields of research.

UNESCO Chair

For almost 20 years, the FFHS has been conducting research in the field of technology-based learning and, with the Institute for Distance Learning and eLearning Research (IFeL), is part of a select national and international network of e-learning researchers. In 2016, the Institute's research achievements were recognized with a UNESCO Chair for Personalized and Adaptive Distance Learning.

Projects

You will find an overview of our activities, research and service projects in this area.

Publications

Below you will find a selection of publications of the Institute for Distance Learning & eLearning Research (IFeL).

TBL Laboratory

The IFeL Laboratory for Technology-Based Learning (TBL Laboratory) has instruments to measure eye movements (Eye Tracker), facial emotions (FACS) and psychophysiological data (e.g. heartbeat, skin conductance).

Workshops and Webinars

The research institute IFeL prepares interesting workshops on self-regulating learning, technology-based learning and realistic expectations.

Network & Partnerships

The Institute for Distance Learning and eLearning Research (IFeL) maintains a broad network with universities and private and public organisations.

Team

We would be pleased to introduce you to our research team, which focuses on "Emotions, Reading and Learning" and "Personalized and Adaptive Instructional Design".