Chair of Learning, Design and Technology

Prof. Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler

Prof. Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler

Digital technology has been a revolution for the modern information society and many areas of everyday life. In the field of learning and instruction, digital technology has had a major influence on how people learn. Advantages of technology-enhanced learning and instruction include the freedom of scheduling learning activities, adaptive support, and personalised learning environments.

Our research group focusses on Learning, Design and Technology within this fast evolving field. In particular. we are interested in the following research areas:

  • Learning Analytics (e.g., Ifenthaler, 2015a)
  • Technology Integration in Classroom Settings, e.g., iPads (e.g., Ifenthaler & Schweinbenz, 2013)
  • First-year Higher Education Students (e.g., Mah & Ifenthaler, in press)
  • School and Curriculum Development (e.g., Gosper & Ifenthaler, 2014)
  • Automated Semantic Assessment and Feedback (e.g., Ifenthaler 2014)
  • Learning-dependent Change of Cognitive Structure (e.g., Ifenthaler, 2015b)
  • Design, Assessment, and Analytics of Serious Games (e.g., Loh, Sheng, & Ifenthaler, 2015)
  • Massive Open Online Courses (e.g., Ifenthaler & Schumacher, in press)
  • Complex problem solving (e.g., Eseryel, Law, Ifenthaler, Ge, & Miller, 2014)
  • STEAM Education (e.g., Ge, Ifenthaler, & Spector, 2015)
  • Digital Knowledge Maps (e.g., Hanewald & Ifenthaler, 2014)


Geänderte Öffnungszeiten Sekretariat

Bis voraussichtlich 19. April 2020 ist das Sekretariat jeweils Montag 09-12 Uhr und Donnerstag 09-12 Uhr besetzt. Alle Anfragen können an gerichtet werden.

NEUER TERMIN: Klausureinsicht HWS2019, Termin 2

Am 06. Mai 2020 findet um 09 Uhr die Klausureinsicht für Bildungsmanagement 3 und Verarbeitung von Forschungsdaten, Termin 2, statt. Eine Voranmeldung per E-Mail an ist unbedingt erforderlich.

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Versuchspersonenstunden am Lehrstuhl Learning, Design & Technology

VPN Stunde für Studierende im Bachelor und im Masterstudiengang

Supporting Higher Education Students Through Analytics Systems

Professor Ifenthaler published a Special Issue in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education featuring nine international contributions on how analytics systems can support learning of higher education students.

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Ausschreibung: studentische Hilfskräfte (m/w/d) am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik – Technologiebasiertes Instruktionsdesign

Am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik – Technologiebasiertes Instruktionsdesign der Universität Mannheim sind zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt Stellen als studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) im Umfang von mind. 20 Stunden/Monat zu besetzen.

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Klausureinsicht HWS2019, Termin 1

Am 27. Januar 2020 findet um 11 Uhr Uhr die Klausureinsicht für Bildungsmanagement 3 und Verarbeitung von Forschungsdaten, Termin 1, statt. Eine Voranmeldung per E-Mail an ist unbedingt erforderlich.

Professor Ifenthaler receives 2019 AECT Richard W. Burniske Award

The award honours the outstanding international journal article published in TechTrends focussing on a comparison of national policies in educational technology.

New Book published: Assessment in Game-based Learning Revisited

This volume shows capabilities and possibilities of emerging game-based learning technologies bring about a new perspective of learning and instruction.

Softwareentwickler/In (m/w/d) gesucht

Am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik – Technologiebasiertes Instruktionsdesign (Professor Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler) der Universität Mannheim ist zum nächst möglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle als Softwareentwickler/In (m/w/d) im Umfang von 100% im Projekt „LeAP – Learning Analytics Profile“ zu besetzen.

Learn2Analyze: Online Course focussing on Educational Data Literacy

This Online Course aims to support the development of the basic competences for Educational Data Analytics of Online and Blended teaching and learning targeting teachers, instructional designers, and e-Tutors.

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