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Knowledge Media Research Center!

Knowledge acquisition, knowledge exchange, and knowledge communication using innovative technologies form the core of the research topics at the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tuebingen. Our researchers are concerned with classic forms of teaching and education in schools and higher education, as well as with promoting learning in informal settings, such as in museums, the internet, and the work place.

At the KMRC, our multidisciplinary team of highly trained scientists from cognitive and educational sciences, human behavioral sciences, and social sciences works closely with experts from media technology and computer science. By collaborating with public and private institutions and by transferring research results into real world applications, the institute makes a substantial contribution to enabling innovative media-based teaching and learning scenarios.

On our website you will find further insights into our organizational structure and the research conducted at the institute.


International Summer School "Self-Regulation in a Digital World" succeeded.

SS2014 All From August, 4th, till August, 8th, 2014, 31 international young researchers took part in the second International Summer School of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Tübingen and the Knowledge Media Research Center at the Black Forest. Under the topic „Self-Regulation in a Digital World“ they worked out and discussed new research questions and methods in three different workshops. Vincent Aleven (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh), Denise de Ridder (Utrecht University) and Keith Hampton (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) acted as workshop leaders. At the first afternoon Phil Winne (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby) and Malte Friese (Saarland University, Saarbrücken) lectured as keynote speaker. The 31 participants came from universities in Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Prof. Dr. Kai Sassenberg (IWM) was elected to the Executive Committee of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)

During the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), held in Amsterdam July 9-12, 2014, Prof. Dr. Kai Sassenberg was elected to the Executive Committee of the Association. His term of office is six years. Dr. Sassenberg is Head of the Social Process Lab at the Leibniz-Institute for Knowledge Media Research (IWM). The EASP, with over 1200 members, is the leading association of social psychologists in Europe.
Scientists from IWM took part in this General Meeting of the EASP by presenting more than 15 scientific papers.