I am a professional in media education (PhD). My current research is on mobile learning as agentive and meaningful activity in school and everyday life on the background of a socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning, with a focus on the scientific process of the mobile learning discussion, theoretical aspects, practical implementation, and questions arising within and from the current mobile learning discussion. Further research interests are related to learner generated contexts; “learning” from the perspective of media education; aspects relevant to orientation & reflexivity, media formation (Medienbildung) and media literacy (Medienkompetenz); social semiotics; multimodality & learning.
After having graduated from the University of Kassel with an M.A. in Educational Science, Political Science and Psychology, I was employed at the University of Kassel as Academic and Project Manager, at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, held the post of the European Affairs Adviser of the Directors’ Conference of the State Media Authorities in Germany (DLM), was an associate and project holder at the WLE Centre, Institute of Education, University of London, and a Lecturer (Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media Studies, University of Siegen. I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the University of Kassel (Germany) in 2011.
Interests and expertise: media education with a cultural studies background, mobile learning, learner-generated contexts, media formation, media literacy, qualitative research, teaching, academic and project management, internationalisation, media education in Europe.
Further information about current and past projects is available on this website. You may also watch out for the website of the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) for further information about my work on mobile learning.