Prof. Dr. Dietrich Albert
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Albert graduated from the University of Göttingen (Germany) with a degree in psychology. He received his Dr.rer.nat. and his postdoctoral degree (Habilitation in psychology) from the University of Marburg/Lahn (Germany). He was Professor of general experimental psychology at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). Currently he is professor emeritus of psychology at University of Graz, senior scientist at TUG, and key researcher at the Know-Center. His research topics cover several areas in experimental and cognitive psychology; his actual research focus is on knowledge and competence structures, their applications, and empirical research, and their integration with theories of motivation and emotion. He is (co-) editor of two books on knowledge structures (Springer Verlag & Lawrence Erlbaum Ass.). Currently he is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Psychological Information and Documentation (ZPID), Germany, and a member of several scientific advisory boards. Relevant projects: Dietrich Albert‘s expertise in European R&D projects is documented by several successful projects including iClass, ELEKTRA, Target, ROLE, NEXT-TELL, ImREAL, and MedCAP. The focus of research within these projects has been on modelling knowledge and competence, on developing comprehensive knowledge representation frameworks and ontologies, and on their application in TEL for personalising learning paths and for adaptively assessing knowledge and competencies of learners.
Simone Kopeinik graduated from Graz University of Technology with a degree in Computer Science. During her studies she specialized in Software Design and Development, User Adaptive Systems and Virtual Learning Environments. She is currently working at the Knowledge Management Institute within the Target project on serious games and personalised learning. She is an expert on Knowledge Space Theory and its Competence based extensions as well as on common Learning Approaches combined with Game-based Learning. Additionally, Simone writes her PhD-thesis in the field of learning analytics focusing on user modeling. Her research interest comprises e-learning applications and tools, the use of 3D virtual worlds for learning, user adaptive and personalized (learning) systems, as well as the implementation of (psycho-)pedagogical models for user centred virtual environments.
Lisa-Christina Winter studied psychology at the University of Graz and graduated in January 2012. During her studies, she specialised on Statistics and Empirical Research Methods (especially on Evaluation Methods) as well as on Work- and Organisational Psychology and psychological Test Theory. Since Spring 2012 she has been working within the European project RECOBIA (Cognitive Science Section, Knowledge Management Institute, Graz University of Technology).She will start as a PhD – student in autumn 2012. Her research focuses on psychological methodology (especially Competence based Knowledge Space Theory, Information Systems) and its application on Intelligence Analysis, Learning and Creativity.