Distance Learning & eLearning
The research group on distance learning and eLearning focuses on researching and establishing digital learning scenarios in youth and adult education. We concentrate in particular on the following fields of research: self-regulated learning, adaptive learning, mobile learning and learning usability.
We combine the results of our research and development work and are used to analysing learning processes in broader contexts and on an experimental basis. Our activities prioritise the connection between learning and learning environments.
- Project ALMoo / Adaptive Learning with Moodle: as part of the ‘Adaptive Learning with Moodle’ project, the needs and learning behaviours of distance learning students are identified and analysed. The results are incorporated into the design and organisation of the Moodle learning environment.
- Project MobiLER / Mobile LERn-environment: the primary goal of the MobiLER project is to develop a mobile learning environment for the course at the FFHS. The FFHS undertakes controlled distribution of interactive e-books, further develops online exercises and course material in the LMS Moodle and integrates this with classroom exercises and online meetings.
- Project KoLeR / Cognitive Load and Emotional Reaction in eLearning and eReading: As part of the KoLeR project, we seek to discover the influence of emotions on learning and reading using digital devices with the goal of finding out how to optimise appropriate learning environments. Emotional reactions in particular determine the appraisal or relevance of different components of learning environments (e.g. learning material). The limited capacity of working memory is one of the crucial elements in fostering or hindering the learning process.
- ICILS / International Computer and Information Literacy Study: ICILS is the first international study for computer and information competence with the aim of researching how well prepared students are for life in the current knowledge society.
- Articles in specialist magazines
- Conference contributions and proceedings
- Books and chapters of books
- Further publications