Projects and Collaborations

Current Projects | Past Projects

Many interdisciplinary projects in PLATO have already been conceptualized and implemented to varying extents.

Current Projects and Collaborations

Eye-tracking study with students in economics and physics on digitally presented graphs
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Pascal Klein and Prof. Dr. Jochen Kuhn (TU Kaiserslautern); Dr. Sebastian Brückner and Prof. Dr. Olga ZlatkinTroitschanskaia (JGU Mainz)
  • “Students' Understanding of  Concept-Related Diagrams when Solving Concept-Specific Physics and Economics Items –An Eye-Tracking Study with Pre-Post Measurement”
  • Please click here for further information on Diagram Understanding using Eye-Tracking
Investigation of media use and subject-specific knowledge of students in computer science in a pre-post design
  • Dr. Sebastian Brückner, Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia and Prof. Dr. Franz Rothlauf (JGU Mainz); Dr. Shoya Ishimaru and Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel (TU Kaiserlauten & DFKI)
  • “Media Use and Progressions in Learning of Beginning Students of Computer Science”
Computational linguistics analysis of learning media along established teaching-learning theories
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Mehler and Dr. Andy Lücking (GU Frankfurt); Dr. Sebastian Brückner and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (JGU Mainz)
  • “Analysis of formal (e.g. textbooks) and informal (e.g. newspapers) learning media along the threshold concepts approach ”
Informational semiotics and narratives and their impact on student learning
  • Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee, Prof. Dr. Walter Bisang and Prof. Dr. OlgaZlatkin-Troitschanskaia (JGU Mainz); Prof. Dr. Jochen Roeper (GU)
  • Narratives in Higher Education Economics and Medicin
Investigation of media use and subject-specific knowledge of students in medicine in a pre-post design
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Hermann and Prof. Dr. Jochen Roeper (GU Frankfurt), and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (JGU Mainz)
  • “The Relationship between Digital Media Use and Progression in Students’ Learning in Medicine”
Eye-tracking study on graph comprehension and on the processing of digitally presented information in medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Roeper and Dr. Verena Klose (GU Frankfurt); Dr. Sebastian Brückner and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (JGU Mainz)
  • “Influences on Medical Students' Comprehension of Digitally Presented Graphs”
Network analysis of process-related learning behavior
  • Dr. Jan Schneider and Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler (DIPF, Frankfurt); Dr. Sebastian Brückner and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (JGU Mainz)
  • “Differences in Process-Related Learning from Eye-Tracking and Log Data Using an Expert-Novice Approach”
Log data analysis of students‘ web search during the critical online reasoning assessment (CORA)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Schemer, Svenja Schäfer, Prof. Marcus Maurer, Marie-Theres Nagel, Dr. Sebastian Brückner and Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, (JGU Mainz)
  • Please click here for further information on CORA

Past Projects

2018

  • Collaborative Project with Linguistics Experts
    (Prof. Dr. Walter Bisang, Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    "Developing an initial empirical framework for PLATO, as a interdisciplinary program aimed at investigating the phenomena of negative learning in the digital Age"
  • Collaborative Project with Mathematical Modeling Experts
    (Prof. Dr. Gabiel Wittum, Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    “A Concept for Quantitative Comparison of Mathematical and Natural Language and the Effect on Learning”
  • Collaborative Project with Media Experts
    (Prof. Dr. Marcus Mauer, Prof. Dr. Christian Schemer, Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    “Positive and negative media effects on university students’ learning”
  • Collaborative Project with Educational Psychologists
    (Prof. James Pellegrino, Prof. Richard J. Shavelson, Prof. Sam Wineburg, Prof. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia):
    “Developing and Validating a Newly Developed Performance Assessment and Scoring Rubrics for Measuring Students’ Critical Thinking and Online Reasoning in Higher Education“