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I have been involved in academic teaching since the year 2000 when I was a graduate student at the University of Bielefeld. As a tutor, I have both independently taught classes and supported the teaching activities of my supervising professors.Since then, I had many opportunities to hone my instructional skills in face-to-face and blended learning settings. My teaching philosophy is strongly influenced by my professional background in e-learning research. I understand digital tools as mediating artifacts, which allow students to achieve individual learning goals. Learning is the acquisition of new mental schemata, models, abilities and skills, which can be used to solve problems more successfully, to support decision making and to evaluate new experiences. This understanding of learning accentuates doing as a basis for creating knowledge. Therefore, I strongly believe in assignments where students can create, cooperate and reflect upon the product and process.  Social software (e.g., blogs, wikis, networking, media sharing) can especially support these activities.

Teaching Experience

2018: Seminar ‘Grundlagen Bautechnik’ (Teaching Civil Engineering). – together with Thilo Harth, Muenster Unviersity of Applied Sciences.

2016/2017: Pre-K- Grade3 weekly German class ‘Deutsch mit Hans Hase’ at Chapel Hill Public Library

2011/2012: Instructional Design: E-Learning – Basics, Trends and Perspectives, Ulm University, Department of Learning and Instruction (class language German)

2011/ 2012: Research Skills: Cyberculture, Computer Mediated Communication & Webnography, Ulm University, Department of Learning and Instruction (class language German)

2011: Research Skills: Cyberculture, Computer Mediated Communication & Webnography, Ulm University, Department of Learning and Instruction (class language German)

2011: Instructional Design: Evaluation of Educational Websites Ulm University, Department of Learning and Instruction (class language German)

2010/2011: Instructional Design: E-Learning – Basics, Trends and Perspectives, Ulm University, Department of Learning and Instruction (class language German)

2010/2011: TPSE “Technical Presentation Skills for Engineers”, Ulm University, Department of Engineering (class language English)

2007/2008: Lecture Media Psychology, Neu-Ulm University (class language German)

2006: Lecture Media Psychology, Neu-Ulm University (class language German)

2005/2006: Lecture Media Psychology, Neu-Ulm University (class language German)

Bachelor / Master Thesis Committees

Sasa Danilov (2016). Visualizing Tag Clouds. Athabasca University, Canada.

Franziska Schütz (2011) Hochschulkommunikation mit Hilfe von audiovisuellen Medien im Social Web am Beispiel des Masterinfotages 2011 an der Universität Ulm, Bachelor-Thesis, Ulm University Germany

Benjamin Schierlinger (2011) Interaktivität in Videos. Ein Imagefilm über das Zentrum für E-Learning. Bachelor-Thesis, Ulm University, Germany

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