The emerging potential of new media for distributed collaborative teaching and learning is presently one of the most promising multi-disciplinary research fields worldwide. Bringing together scientists from different domains (e.g. cognitive science, computer science, instructional science, and psychology) and from different countries, research in this field is itself a distributed and collaborative adventure.
As our Faculty members as well as our Ph.D. students are actively participating in national and international conferences and workshops, we have established cooperations with research partners all around the world.
On this website, we present an overview of our current research cooperations with national partners as well as international partners.
The virtual Ph.D. program VGK is one of several national research programs focusing on distributed teaching and learning with new media. Faculty members of the VGK also participate in the following national research program:
The program "Netbased Knowledge Communication in Groups" is a
special priority program of the
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It brings together scientists from the fields
of cognitive science, social and educational psychology, instructional design,
information and computer sciences. The program aims at investigating
theoretical, empirical, and practical implications of net-based communication
Research of the COLLIDE (Collaborative Learning in Intelligent Distributed Environments) group and laboratory is oriented towards designing, implementing, and testing innovative computing systems for open distributed learning environments. COLLIDE is part of the Institute of Computer Science and Interactive Systems (IIIS, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany). The director is Prof. Heinz Ulrich Hoppe. Currently, we're working closely with Prof. Hoppe, Prof. Wolfgang Effelsberg (Department of Practical Computer Science, University of Mannheim, Germany) as well as with Prof. Ken Koedinger (Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) on common research projects.
Kaleidoscope is a Network of Excellence which brings together European teams in technology-enhanced learning. Its goal is to integrate 76 research units from around Europe, covering a large range of expertise from technology to education, from academic to private research, to develop new concepts and methods for exploring the future of learning with digital technologies.
The Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC) supports research on robust learning and is creating a research facility, LearnLab. LearnLab is run jointly by Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) and the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, we're working closely with Prof. Dr. Ken Koedinger, Dr. Vincent Aleven, Dr. Bruce McLaren, Dr. Ron Salden (CMU Pittsburgh, USA) as well as Dr. Mindy Kalchman (DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA) on several common research projects.
Last updated 07 Sep 2006