Team

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Joerg Zumbach

Jörg Zumbach has his degree in Psychology from Heidelberg University. Since 2006, he is a full professor for science education and educational research with digital technologies. In his research, he investigates effects of digital teaching and learning, hybrid learning, collaborative learning, media and aggression, higher education and science education.

Joerg Zumbach has authored many publications in these areas and is editor as well as editorial board member of several national and international journals. He is reviewer of the German Science Foundation, the German Ministry of Education and Research, the OeAD as well as consultant for the Austrian Ministry for Education, Science, and Research.

Dr. Ines Deibl MA, Project Lead

Ines Deibl has a degree in educational sciences from the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. Currently, she works as a PostDoc researcher at the University of Salzburg’s School of Education. Her research concerns metacognitive learning strategies when learning with digital media (e.g. augmented and virtual reality) as well as inquiry learning in science education.

Other research interests focus on students’ attitudes and beliefs concerning learning myths and higher education didactics. She is ad-hoc reviewer for the journals: Computer & Education, Unterrichtswissenschaft, Psychology Learning and Teaching, Heliyon. For further details on current research projects or teaching events visit:  Link

Mag. Simone Maier, PhD Student

Simone Maier is interested in the conceptual and practical design of digital learning software, such as web-based training, serious games, augmented reality, self-directed learning opportunities within multimedia and virtual learning environments. Hence, she examines the impact of these types of digital learning software on learning outcomes.

Her doctoral thesis investigates didactic design of learning content and resulting effects on learning performance, especially addressing the Seductive Detail Effect.

Mag. Elisabeth Scheicher, Senior Scientist, PhD-Student

Elisabeth Scheicher has a degree in educational sciences from the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. Currently, she is working as senior scientist at the University of Salzburg’s School of Education. Her research focuses on learning effects with various instructional representations in STEM.

In her thesis she investigates effects of high information density in visual learning material. She is also involved in projects concerning sustainable development and how to implement it in the teacher training program.

Mag. phil. Bettina Mann, PhD-Student

Bettina Mann has a degree in educational sciences from the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. She is currently working as a PhD Student at the University of Salzburg’s School of Education. Her research focuses on TPACK and Reflective Competences. In her thesis she investigates development and influencing factors of TPACK and reflective competences.

Moreover, she also examines correlations between reflective competences, TPACK and lesson planning as well as ways to incorporate TPACK into lesson planning.

Ines Zeitlhofer B.Ed.Univ. MEd., PhD Student

Ines Zeitlhofer B.Ed.Univ. MEd. has a degree in educational sciences from the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. Currently, she is working as a PhD student at the University of Salzburg’s School of Education. Her research focuses on interactions between metacognition and cognitive load as well as their influence on learning outcomes.

In her thesis she investigates the influence of cognitive load during learning on the activation of metacognitive awareness and its regulation through achievement activation. Besides, she is also interested in the effects of didactic methods like Desirable Difficulties and Productive Failure.