In the summer term 2018 we offer following courses in the area of e-Learning and science education as well as related topics:


SE PhD thesis research seminar, Zumbach, SSt. 2

In this seminar, recent PhD theses will be presented and discussed. Following a formative evaluation purpose, the course should help to optimized diploma theses at several stages. Basic scientific competences will be deepened and enhanced.

VU/UV (tutorial and lecture) Media and technology in the Physics calssroom, Zumbach / Strahl, SSt. 2

In this class central aspects of media and technology for contemporary physic education will be addressed. These include an introduction into theory and practice of selected software and technologies supporting teaching of Physics. Basic understanding of Physics teaching and psychological concepts of learning with technology. Competences in use and application of non-commercial as well as commercial software for producing text and graphics, vector graphics, presentations, posters, multimedia software and/or simulations. In the introductory phase some foci are related to:

  • Introduction into empirical scientific research
  • Experimental design and study planning
  • Development of inquiry-based learning environments
  • Conducting studies
  • Data analysis
  • Scientific writing and publishing

After the introductory phase, students will have the opportunity to deepen some of these concepts and competences within an own project. Following individual preferences, different deeper work can be made on several topics (e.g., programming with script-languages, numerics for the physics classroom, XML and LaTeX).

SE Scientific Internship Quantitative Methods of Educational Research, Zumbach / Martinek SSt. 2

Students deepen their knowledge of quantitative methods concerning educational research and receive support in developing an attitude receptive to research. The essential steps of empirical research projects (conception, execution, evaluation and reporting) are addressed. During a method workshop, strategies of data collection and evaluation of respective research forms are enhanced and applied in project work.

VU (lecture and tutorial) Educational Psychology, Zumbach, SSt. 2

Educational and psychological theories relevant for learning processes and teaching, coaching learners, the circle of planning-acting-reflecting. Students should be able to:

  • theory based plan and analyse situations for learning
  • describe and evaluate different contexts for learning
  • describe and apply important relevant theories

See the official course website of the University of Salzburg for further courses.


THESES (Diploma - Dissertation)

If you are interested in a theses in the area of e-Learning and Science Education related to any of these topics(or other areas of interest) contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Joerg Zumbach.

E-Learning in Science Education :: Hellbrunnerstraße 34 :: A - 5020 Salzburg