Maria Wirzberger
Junior professor, University of Stuttgart
How can we best tailor learning situations to the learners and help them to achieve their educational goals in the long term? To answer this question, I connect educational theory, psychological methodology and intelligent algorithms. My ultimate goal is to create intelligent educational technologies that can adapt to learners’ individual needs in various contexts and provide optimal instructional support. Methodologically,  I use a broad portfolio of experimentally obtained measures as well as computer-based simulations. My particular topics of interest are cognitive load assessment, adaptive guidance fading, distraction, task interruption and attention control, education for sustainable development and individual differences in technology use.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g. Computer-based learning tasks, tests and training apps on attention or working memory

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).

Related School Subjects
Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Interdisciplinary
Intelligent educational technologies, distraction and task interruption, cognitive processes, environmental education
English, German