Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dirk Ifenthaler

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dirk Ifenthaler

Chair for Economic and Business Education – Learning, Design & Technology
University of Mannheim
Chair for Economic and Business Education – Learning, Design and Technology
L 4, 1 – Room 404
68161 Mannheim
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Short Bio

Dirk Ifenthaler is Professor and Chair of Learning, Design and Technology at University of Mannheim, Germany and UNESCO Deputy Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching at Curtin University, Australia. 

His previous roles include Professor and Director, Centre for Research in Digital Learning at Deakin University, Australia, Manager of Applied Research and Learning Analytics at Open Universities, Australia, and Professor for Applied Teaching and Learning Research at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He was a 2012 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

Dirk’s research focuses on the intersection of cognitive psychology, educational technology, data analytics, and organisational learning. His research outcomes include numerous co-authored books, book series, book chapters, journal articles, and international conference papers, as well as successful grant funding in Australia, Germany, and USA – see Dirk’s website for a full list of scholarly outcomes at

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Technology, Knowledge and Learning ( and Senior Editor of Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.


See Professor Ifenthaler's website for a full list of research outcomes including publications and presentations at .