Lara Schmitt

In my PhD research, I am investigating how to use multi-touch devices for collaborative learning. For example, in the Proportion project, tablets were utilized as “tiny tabletops”, enabling two children to collaboratively construct an understanding of proportions.  As an example of the study results we discovered that prompting for verbalization in such immersive learning environments improves the quality of children’s dialogue, but simultaneously  has adverse side-effects on task focus and emotions.

In the ‘PIAF’ Erasmus+ project, we work on developing computational thinking skills for teachers and learners.

Within the EduTech master program, I am responsible for study coordination, and I am involved in teaching, primarily courses on research methods.

Contact Information

e-mail l.schmitt(at)
phone ++49 681 302 71255
home page Homepage learning sciences
mailing address Department of Educational Technology
Saarland University
Campus C5 4
66123 Saarbrücken
office Building C5 4, room 1.13
office hour Thursdays 9-10 a.m., please write an email in advance