Professor Peter Reimann

Professor of Education, Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI)

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Phone: +61 2 9351 6365

Fax: +61 2 9036 5205

Building.Room: A35.252

Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Learning technologies and new media
  • Learning, cognition and motivation


Professional biography

 

My primary research areas has been cognitive learning research with a focus on educational computing, multimedia-based and knowledge-based learning environments, e-learning, and the development of evaluation and assessment methods for the effectiveness of computer-based technologies. Current research activities comprise among other issues the analysis of individual and group problem solving/learning processes and possible support by means of ICT, and analysis of the use of mobile IT in informal learning settings (outdoors, in museums, etc.).

Currently, I spend my time half time between Australia, working in the Faculty of Education and as senior researcher in the CoCo Research Centre, and my other half time in Europe as Scientific Coordinator of Next-Tell, a large research project funded by the European Commission in the area of educational technology.

I have extensive teaching experience in the areas of experimental psychology, cognitive science, methods of cognitive science, psychology of emotion and motivation, instructional psychology, developmental psychology. Extensive research experience and responsible for a number of projects in the areas of instructional psychology (in particular the use of computers in schools and for adult education /training) and cognitive psychology (learning, problem solving). Ample practical experience in the design and evaluation of hypermedia systems, simulation environments and intelligent tutors for teaching and training, in the evaluation of multimedia authoring programmes, in the use of several symbolic programming languages and expert systems development shells.

In addition to my academic work, I also worked as reviewer for the IT R&D programs of the European Commission in various selections and projects. I have been founder of a small consulting Germany-based elearning consulting company and been involved in a number of European Commission-funded R&D projects. From 2003 to 2010, I co-direct the CoCo research centre at the University of Sydney, which has grown to 20+ researchers and PhD students, and between 2005 and 2010, directed the ICT unit of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

I am always looking for PhD students who want to work with me on challenging topics in the learning sciences. An interest in multidisciplinary research, advanced methods, and the willlingness to find as many new problems as solutions are required.



Awards

  • Student Exchange Scholarship, The Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst

  • Habilitation Stipend from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinchaft (DFG)

  • Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz prize for PhD Thesis.



Professional and community roles

  • Editorial Board member: Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning (JCAL)

  • Associated editor for the journal Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL)

  • Editorial Board: International Journal of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (iJCSCL)

  • Associate Editor: Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS)

  • Executive Board of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computer in Education

  • Editorial Board: Educational Psychologist

  • Conference chair of the Intenational Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney, June 2012

  • Program Committee, International Conference on Computer-supported collaborative learning (Hong Kong, July 2011)



Current projects

  • Next Generation Teaching, Education and Learning for Life (Next-Tell, http://www.next-tell.eu), 2010-2013, funded by the European Commission.
  • "Participatory design of practicum assessment methods" (ALTC project)
  • Rethinking timelines: a new methodology for describing and communicating history (ARC Linkage project)
  • Building a Comprehensive online collaborative writing environment (ARC Discovery Project)


Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Exploring Engineering Professional Identity Practices in Higher Education PhD Maryam Khosronejad
Learning Analytics in the Foreign Language Classroom PhD Andrew Allan
Exploring EFL Teachers’ Competences in Synchronous Telecollaborative Intercultural Communication PhD Wissam Bin Siddiq
A dynamic visualization with self-explanation prompts enhances ESL students' learning outcomes in biology learning. MEd (Research) Jinjing (Maggie) Zeng
From passive to interactive: using concept videos in a post graduate business course. PhD Sanri Le Roux
Learning in multidisciplinary teams leading change and adoption of new technology PhD Mandy Lacy


Selected publications

Books

  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M. J., & Reimann, P. (Eds.). . (2012). The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) (Vol. 1, Full papers). . Sydney, NSW, Australia: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M. J., & Reimann, P. (Eds.). (2012). The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) (Vol. 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Abstracts). Sydney, NSW, Australia: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Jacobson, M. & Reimann, P. (Eds.). (2010). Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences . New York: Springer.

Book chapters

  • Aditomo, A., Thompson, K., & Reimann, P. . (2012). Examining System Dynamics Models Together: Using Variation Theory to Identify Learning Opportunities in Online Collaboration.. In J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Ed.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) (Vol. 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Abstracts (pp. 441–446), Sydney, NSW, Australia: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Vatrapu, R., Reimann, P., & Hussain, A. . (2012). Towards Teaching Analytics: Repertory Grids for Formative Assessment. . In J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Ed.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) (Vol. 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Abstracts (pp. 341–345), Sydney, NSW, Australia: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Reimann, P.; Bull, S. (2011). Facilitating Communication with Open Learner Models: A Semiotic Engineering Perspective. In G. Biswas, S.Bull, J. Kay, A. Mitrovic (Ed.), Artificial Intelligence in Education. Lecture notes in Computer Science (Vol. 6738, pp. 531–533), Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Reimann, P., Yacef-Cullum, K. & Kay, J. (2011). Analyzing Collaborative Interactions with Data Mining Methods for the Benefit of Learning. In Puntambekar, S., Erkens, G. & Hmelo-Silver, C. (Ed.), Analyzing Interactions in CSCL (pp. 161–185), Germany: Springer.
  • Reimann, P. (2011). Design-Based Research. In Markauskaite, L., Freebody, P. & Irwin, J. (Ed.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research (pp. 37–50), New York: Springer.
  • Reimann, P., Yacef, K., & Kay, J. . (2011). Analyzing collaborative interactions with data mining methods for the benefit of learning. . In S. Puntambekar, G. Erkens & C. Hmelo-Silver (Ed.), Analyzing Interactions in CSCL: Methodologies, Approaches and Issues. New York: Springer.
  • Reimann, P. & Jacobson, M. (2010). Afterword: Opportunities for Transformational Learning . In M. J. Jacobson, P. Reimann (Ed.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences (pp. 283–285), New York: Springer.
  • Reimann, P. & Kay, J. (2010). Learning to Learn and Work in Net-Based Teams: Supporting Emergent Collaboration with Visualization Tools . In M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Ed.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences (pp. 143–188), New York: Springer.
  • Reimann, P. & Markauskaite, L. (2010). New Learning - Old Methods? How E-research Might Change Technology - Enhanced Learning Research . In Khine, M. S. & Saleh, I. M. (Ed.), New Science of Learning: Computers, Cognition and Collaboration in Education (pp. 249–272), New York: Springer.
  • Jacobson, M. & Reimann, P. (2010). Invention and Innovation in Designing Future Learning Environments . In M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Ed.), Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences (pp. 1–15), New York: Springer.
  • Reimann, P., & Thompson, K. (2009). Ecosystem modelling for environmental education: From stocks and flows to behavior and interactions. In P. Blumschein, J. Stroebel, W. Hung & D. Jonassen P. Blumschein, J. Stroebel, W. Hung & D. Jonassen P. Blumschein, J. Stroebel, W. Hung & D. Jonassen P. Blumschein, J. Stroebel, W. Hung & D. Jonassen P. Blumschein, J. Stroebel, W. Hung & D. Jonassen (Ed.), Model-based approaches to learning: Using systems models and simulations to improve understanding and problem solving in complex domains Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Reimann, P, Thompson, K. (2008). Ecosystem modelling for environmental education: From stocks and flows to behavior and interactions. In Blumschein P, Hung W, Jonassen D (Ed.), Model-based approaches to learning:Using systems models and simulations to improve understanding and problem solving in complex domains (Vol. 4, pp. 111–148), ROTTERDAM: Sense Publishers.
  • Reimann, P, Thompson, K, Weinel, M. (2007). Decision making patterns in virtual teams. In T. Hirashima;U. Hoppe;S. S.-C. Young (Ed.), Supporting learning flow through integrative technologies (pp. 213–220), Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Reimann, P., Thompson, K., & Weinel, M. (2007). Decision making patterns in virtual teams. In T. Hirashima, U. Hoppe & S. S.-C. Young (Ed.), Supporting learning flow through integrative technologies (pp. 213–220), Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Reimann, P. (2006). Supporting knowledge building with semantic web technologies. In O. a. D. L. A. o. Australia (Ed.), Breaking down boundaries. International experience in open, distance and flexible learning (pp. 107–114), Adelaide: .
  • Zumbach, J., Schoenemann, J., & Reimann, P. (2005). Analyzing and supporting collaboration in cooperative computer-mediated communication. In T. Koschmann, D. Suthers & T.-W. Chan (Ed.), Computer Supported Learning 2005: The next 10 years (pp. 758–767), Mahwah, NJ.: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Zumbach, J., Reimann, P., & Schoenemann, J. (2005). Effects of resource distribution and feedback on computer-mediated collaboration in dyads. In C.-K. Looi, D. Jonassen & M. Ikeda (Ed.), Towards sustainable and scalable educational innovations informed by the learning sciences (pp. 587–596), Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Reimann, P, Kay, J. (2005). Adaptive Visualization of User Models to Support Group Coordination Processes. In T. Okamoto, D. Albert, T. Honda & F. W. Hesse (Ed.), The 2nd Joint Workshop of COgnition and Learning Through Media-Communication for Advanced E-Learning (pp. 146–151), Tokyo, Japan: Not Known.
  • Reimann, P. (2005). Co-constructing artefacts and knowledge in net-based teams: Implications for the design of collaborative learning environments. In H. L. Chick & J. L. Vincent (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education(PME 29) (Vol. 1, pp. 53–68), Melbourne: Univ. of Melbourne.
  • Reimann, P., & Kay, J. (2005). Adaptive visualization of user models to support group coordination processes. In T. Okamoto, D. Albert, T. Honda & F. W. Hesse (Ed.), The 2nd joint workshop of cognition and learning through media-communication for advanced e-learning (pp. 146–151), Tokyo, Japan: .

Journal articles

  • Bannert, M.; Reimann, P. . (2012). Supporting self-regulated hypermedia learning through prompts. Instructional Science, 40(1), 193–211. DOI:10.1007/s11251-011-9167-4
  • Calvo, R.A, O’Rourke, S., Jones, J., Yacef, K., & Reimann, P. . (2011). Collaborative writing support tools on the cloud. . IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 4(1), 88–97.
  • Thompson, K. & Reimann, P. (2010). Patterns of use of an agent-based model and a system dynamics model: The application of patterns of use and the impacts on learning outcomes . Computers and Education, 54(2), 392–403. DOI:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.08.020
  • Reimann, P. (2009). Time is precious: Variable- and event-centred approaches to process analysis in CSCL research . Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 4, 239–257. DOI:10.1007/s11412-009-9070-z
  • Muller, D, Sharma, M, Reimann, P. (2008). Raising cognitive load with linear multimedia to promote conceptual change. Science Education, 92(2), 278–296.
  • Muller, D, Bewes, J, Sharma, M, Reimann, P. (2008). Saying the wrong thing: improving learning with multimedia by including misconceptions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 24(2), 144–155.
  • Muller, D. A., Bewes, J., Sharma, M. D., & Reimann, P. (2007). Saying the wrong things: improving learning with multimedia by including misconceptions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2007.00248.x
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. D., Eklund, J., & Reimann, P. (2007). Conceptual change through vicarious learning in an authentic physics setting. Instructional Science, 35(6), 519–533.
  • Muller, D, Sharma, M, Eklund, J, Reimann, P. (2007). Conceptual Change Through Vicarious Learning in an Authentic Physics Setting. Instructional Science, 35(6), 519–533.
  • Muller, D, Bewes, J, Sharma, M, Reimann, P. (2007). Saying the wrong thing: improving learning with multimedia by including misconceptions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, online, doi: 10.–doi: 10..
  • Markauskaite, L, Goodwin, N, Reid, D, Reimann, P. (2006). Modelling and evaluating ICT courses for pre-service teachers: What works and how it works?. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 4226, 242–254.
  • Zumbach, J., Schmitt, S., Reimann, P., & Starkloff, P. (2006). Learning Life Sciences: Design and Development of a Virtual Molecular Biology Learning Lab. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 25(3), 281–300.
  • Zumbach, J, Schmitt, S, Reimann, P, Starkloff, P. (2006). Learning life sciences: design and development of a virtual molecular biology learning lab. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 25(3), 281–300.
  • Markauskaite, L., Reimann, P., Reid, D., & Goodwin, N. (2006). Modelling and evaluating ICT courses for pre-service teachers: What works and how it works?. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (ISSEP 2006), 4226, 242–254.

Conference papers

  • P. Reimann, S. Bull, W. Halb, M. Johnson. (2011). Design of a computer-assisted assessment system for classroom formative assessment. In 4th Special Track on Computer-based Knowledge Skill Assessment and Feedback in Learning Settings (CAF 2011) at the 14th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL 2011).
  • Aditomo, A., Calvo, R.A., & Reimann, P. . (2011). Collaborative writing: too much of a good thing? Exploring engineering students’ perceptions using the Repertory Grid. . In The University of Hong Kong 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2011).. Hong Kong, China, July 4-8, 2011.
  • Reimann, P., Calvo, R., Yacef-Cullum, K., Southavilay, V. (2010). Comprehensive Computational Support for Collaborative Learning from Writing . In S. L. Wong, S. C. Kong & F. Y. Yu 18th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2010 - Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge through the Use of Digital Technology in Education (pp. 129–136). Putrajaya, Malaysia, 29 November - 3 December 2010.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Jacobson, M. & Reimann, P. (2010). Scenario-Based Multi-User Virtual Environments: Productive Failure and the Impact of Structure on Learning . In M. Wolpers, P. A . Kirshner, M. Scheffel, S. Lindstaedt & V. Dimitrova (Eds.) Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice. 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2010 Proceedings (pp. 402–407). Barcelona, Spain, September 28 - October 1 2010.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S. & Reimann, P. (2010). Scenario-Based MUVEs in the Science Classroom: Pre-service teachers’ perspectives. In S. L. Wong, S. C. Kong & F. Y. Yu (Eds.) 18th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2010 - Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge through the Use of Digital Technology in Education (pp. 166–170). Putrajaya, Malaysia, 29 November - 3 December 2010.
  • Reimann, P., Freebody, P. & Hornibrook, M. (2009). Designing for Immersive Learning Environments: a Study of Teacher Innovation Using the Learning Federation (TLF) Digital Learning Resources. In D. Remenyi (Ed.) 8th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL 2009 (pp. 473–480). Bari, Italy, 29 - 30 October 2009.
  • Reimann, P., Aditomo, A. & Thompson, K. (2009). Students engaged in collaborative modeling . In O’Malley, C., Suthers, D., Reimann, P. & Dimitracopoulou, A. (Eds.) 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009) (pp. 28–32). Rhodes, Greece, 8-13 June 2009.
  • Reimann, P., Frerejean, J. & Thompson, K. . (2009). Using process mining to identify models of group decision making processes in chat data . In O’Malley, C., Suthers, D., Reimann, P. & Dimitracopoulou, A. (Eds.) 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL2009) (pp. 98–107). Rhodes, Greece, 8-13 June 2009.
  • Wong W. Y. and Reimann P. (2009). Web based Educational Video Teaching and Learning platform with Collaborative Annotations. In IEEE 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2009) (pp. 696–700).
  • Markauskaite, L, Reimann, P. (2008). Enhancing and scaling-up design-based research: The potential of e-research. In Kirschner PA, Prins F, Jonker V, Kanselaar G. International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World. PROCEEDINGS of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences–ICLS 2008 (pp. 27–34). Utrecht, 2008.
  • Bannert, M, Reimann, P. (2008). Design and Effects of Metacognitive Support for Hypermedia Learning. In Chan TW, Biswas G, Chen F, Chen S, Chou C, Jacobson M, Kinshuk, Klett F, Looi C, 16th International Conference on Computers in Education. Proceedings (pp. 969–970). Taiwan, 27-31 Oct 2008.
  • Markauskaite, L, Reimann, P. (2008). Enabling teacher-led research and innovation: A conceptual design of an inquiry framework for ICT-enhanced teacher innovation. In Luca J, Weippl ER. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 3484–3493). Vienna, 30 June-4 July 2008.
  • Villalon, J, Kearney, P, Calvo, R, Reimann, P. (2008). Glosser: Enhanced Feedback for Student Writing Tasks. In Paloma Diaz, Kinshuk, Ignacio Aedo, Eduardo Mora Glosser: Enhanced Feedback for Student Writing Task (pp. 454–458). Santander, Spain, 1-5 July 2008.

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