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Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger

I graduated in educational science, psychology and sociology and also did my phD within these disciplines. From 2006 to 2011 I have been a research associate at the Institute for Knowledge Media (IWM) and Institute for Computational Visualistics at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Here, I conducted research on e-learning and serious games, but also did some practical work in this area. From 2011 to 2014 I have been Post-Doc at the Center for Educational Research and Teacher Education at the University of Paderborn. Over there, I conducted research on Gamification and Peer-Assessment. I was also a counsel for young scientists who wanted to learn about research methods in the field of empirical educational research. 

Since March 2014 I am the head of administration at the Institute WeST. My main current tasks are to coordinate the Master's programme in Web Science and keep things running at the Institute. When I find the time, I still do some research on Serious Games and Gamification from the perspective of motivational psychology. 

In my spare time I go mountainbiking, brew my own beer and I like digital photography.


Menges, R., Kumar, C., Wechselberger, U., Schaefer, C., Walber, T., & Staab, S. (2017). Schau genau! A Gaze-Controlled 3D Game for Entertainment and Education. In .
Wechselberger, U. (2016). Music Game Enjoyment and Natural Mapping Beyond Intuitiveness. Simulation & Gaming, 47(3), 304-323. doi:10.1177/1046878116651024
Wechselberger, U. (2014). Genuine Guitars and Game Enjoyment in Music Games. In W. C. Kriz (Ed.), THE SHIFT FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING: Individual, Collective and Organizational Learning through Gaming Simulation. (p. 198--211). Bielefeld, Germany: W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. [Link]