Current Projects and Collaborations

Many interdisciplinary projects in PLATO have already been conceptualized and 12 of them have already been started. In the figure below, light grey indicates planned projects and dark grey indicates ongoing and already conceptualized projects.

Examples of Collaboration among Disciplines in the Individual Projects and Research Areas:

  • Joint Project with Computerlinguists, Medicine, Legal Sciences, Teacher Education
    (Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Prof. Dr. Alexander Mehler, Prof. Dr. Jochen Roeper and Prof. Dr. Matthias Cornils):
    "Vocational training processes in the legal, medical and teaching profession using digital media" (BRIDGE)


  • Joint Project with Economics and Physics
    (Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Dr. Sebastian Brückner, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Pascal Klein and Prof. Dr. Jochen Kuhn):
    "Misconceptions and negative Learning in Diagram Understanding using EyeTracking"


  • Joint Project with Medicine
    (Prof. Dr. Eva Herrmann and Prof. Dr. Olga Troitschanskaia):
    "Positive and Negative Learning and Media Use in Medicine"


  • Joint Project with Linguists
    (Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia and Prof. Dr. Walter Bisang):
    "Developing an initial empirical Framework for PLATO, as a interdisciplinary Program aimed at investigating the phenomena of negative learning in the digital Age"


  • Joint Project with Computer Linguists
    (Prof. Dr. Alexander Mehler, Dr. Andy Lücking and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    “Integrating Computational Linguistic Analysis of Multilingual Learning Data and Educational Measurement Approaches to Explore Student Learning in Higher Education”


  • Joint Project with Mathematical Modeling Experts
    (Prof. Dr. Gabiel Wittum and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    “A Concept for Quantitative Comparison of Mathematical and Natural Language and the Effect on Learning”


  • Joint Project with Media Experts
    (Prof. Dr. Marcus Mauer, Prof. Dr. Christian Schemer and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    “Positive and negative Media Effects on University Students’ Learning”


  • Joint Project with Educational Psychologists
    (Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Prof. James Pellegrino, Prof. Richard J. Shavelson and Prof. Sam Wineburg):
    “Validating a Newly Developed Performance Assessment for Measuring Students’ Critical Thinking and Online Reasoning in Higher Education“