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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.


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.

International Workshop on “Mass Collaboration and Education” at the KMRC

The Web 2.0 enables collaboration of very large groups of users, who learn and construct knowledge together. Such knowledge-related mass collaborations can be found, for example, in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) or the online-encyclopedia Wikipedia. In order to bring together researchers who deal with these phenomena, the KMRC hosts an international workshop on “Mass Collaboration and Education” from May 21 till May 23 ( http://www.iwm-kmrc.de/workshops/iwmce/ ). This event, which is co-funded by the DFG, is organized by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress, Dr. Aileen Oeberst, and PD Dr. Joachim Kimmerle. Renowned researchers will present and discuss theories, methods, and tools, and in doing so, will contribute to the development of a research agenda on knowledge-related mass collaboration.