Keynotes

Dr. Jimmie Leppink

Dr. Jimmie Leppink obtained degrees in psychology (MSc, cum laude), law (LLM), and education (PhD) from Maastricht University, and a degree in statistics (MSc, magna cum laude) from Catholic University of Leuven. Since the completion of his PhD project late March of 2012, he has been working as educationalist Leppink(postdoc), methodologist, and statistician for Maastricht University’s School of Health Professions Education (SHE). His research focuses on cognitive load theory and measurement, adaptive approaches to instruction and assessment, and multilevel analysis of educational data. He is also the coordinator of SHE’s research integrity and data management program, and associate / statistical / e-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives on Medical Education. Finally, he is the founder and manager of various online discussion platforms, among others the 100,000+ members LinkedIn discussion group Research, Methodology, and Statistics in the Social Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Rummer

Since 2008, Ralf Rummer is professor for Cognitive Psychology and Instructional Psychology at the University of Erfurt (Germany). Before he received this position, he was guest scholar at Rice University in Houston (2004) and held guest professorships at the Universities of Jena (2004/05), Erfurt (2006), and at Saarland University (2007/08).

RummerHe studied Psychology (and Linguistics) at the Universities of Würzburg and Mannheim. In 1995, he received his doctoral degree at University of Mannheim (Thesis on “Cognitive load during language production”). In 2004, he habilitated (Thesis on “Sentence recall and working memory”) at Saarland University.

The focus of his research is Applied Cognitive Psychology (in particular, learning with multimedia and desirable difficulties and learning). In addition, he is interested in (working) memory research and in Psycholinguistics.

Prof. Dr. Tina Seufert

Tina Seufert received her Ph.D. with summa cum laude from the University of Landau in 2003 with her doctoral thesis on „Coherence formation in learning with multiple representations“. As a Postdoc and research associate, she worked at the Department of Psychology at the University of Göttingen and the Department of Education at the Saarland University, where she habilitated on „Learning with multiple representations“ in July 2008. Shortly before finishing her habilitation, she accepted the offer of a professorship in Education and Instruction at the Institute of Psychology and Education at the Ulm University where she works since April 2008.

Professor Seufert instigated and shaped the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Psychology at the Ulm University in her positions as the head of the SeufertInstitute of Psychology and Education (2009-2013) and as the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology (since 2013).

Her research interests comprise research on learning with multiple representations, effective strategies for multimedia learning as well as evaluations of trainings for learning strategies with respect to learners’ cognitive capacity and cognitive load. Thus, she focusses aptitude-treatment-interactions and on the Cognitive Load Theory.

She is a member of the European Association for Learning and Instruction and the German Society for Psychology and Educational Psychology. Furthermore, she is part of the editorial boards of the journals „Learning and Instruction“ and the „German Journal of Educational Psychology“.