|13. – 14. September 2019: PLATO Conference 2019|
The International PLATO Conference 2019 took place at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, on September 13-14, 2019. The conference focused on the latest research results on online learning in higher education. New findings from computer science, communication science, linguistics, education, psychology, and from different interdisciplinary studies on students’ use of digital media over their course of study were presented. For example, media use differs significantly between students in economics, social sciences, physics, and medicine, and it correlates with both positive and negative effects on the acquisition of domain-specific knowledge over the course of higher education studies. The conference program also included numerous keynotes and critical discussions by excellent international and national researchers. A stimulating exchange throughout the conference strengthened the synergies between the PLATO researchers and the international experts.