People

Professor

armin Armin Weinberger is head of the department. Formerly, he was Associate Professor at the Department of Instructional Technology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, the Netherlands. He was lecturer and research fellow at the University of Munich, the University of Tübingen, and the Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany. His main research interests are educational technology, technology-enhanced learning, computer-supported collaboration scripts, argumentative knowledge construction, cross-cultural education, knowledge convergence, and methodological issues in small group learning.
niegemann Helmut Niegemann, Honorary Professor
park Babette Park, Junior Professor

Faculty

 dimitra Dr. Dimitra Tsovaltzi is a faculty member in the department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in European Philosophy (1998, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK). In 2000, she completed further Bachelor studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy. In 2001 she graduated from the Masters of Science in Cognitive Science and Natural Language Processing (University of Edinburgh, EPSRC scholarship). She was awarded her Ph.D. in 2010 from the department of Informatics, Saarland University, for investigating the modelling and automation of a socratic teaching strategy for computer-supported learning. Between 2001 and 2010 she worked in several research projects in Saarland University (departments of computational linguistics and informatics) and in the e-Learning group of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Ph.D. Students

 raluca Raluca Judele is a psychologist who joined the department at the end of 2012. In line with her studies at the Saarland University, which included the main foci on Clinical Psychology and Media and Organizational Psychology, she wrote her diploma thesis at EduTech, entitled “How do you argue in Facebook?” and analysing aspects of argumentation with regards to content and structure in CSCL-context within the social network.
 lara Lara Schmitt started PhD studies in the EduTech department after completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2012) and a Master of Science in Educational Technology (2015). Her focus in research is in investigating and supporting collaborative learning at a shared multi-touch device (tablet, tabletop).

Staff

thomas Thomas Puhl has a Master’s degree in Education and worked between 2002 and 2008 in several research projects at Saarland University. He joined the department of EduTech in 2010. His focus of research is Fostering Argumentation in Social Network Services with Scripts and Group Awareness Tools. He is also responsible for administration at the department of EduTech.

Student Assistants

Christian Backes
José Cuida
Eirini Papanastasiou
Georgia Patinioti
Miguel Rejón
Diana Salazar