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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Interdisciplinary doctoral training in technology-enhanced learning in Europe
Authors: Pammer-Schindler, Viktoria
Wild, Fridolin
Fominykh, Mikhail
Ley, Tobias
Perifanou, Maria
Soule, Maria Victoria
Hernández-Leo, Davinia
Kalz, Marco
Klamma, Ralf
Pedro, Luís
Santos, Carlos
Glahn, Christian
Economides, Anastasios A.
Parmaxi, Antigoni
Prasolova-Førland, Ekaterina
Gillet, Denis
Maillet, Katherine
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2020.00150
Published in: Frontiers in Education
Volume(Issue): 5
Issue: 150
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 2504-284X
Language: English
Subjects: Technology-enhanced learning; Doctoral training; Doctoral education; Educational technology; Learning technology; Survey; Case study
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
Abstract: Technology enhanced learning (TEL) research connects Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, and Computer Science, in order to investigate interventions based on digital technologies in education and training settings. In this paper, we argue that doctoral training activity for TEL needs to be situated at the intersection of disciplines in order to facilitate innovation. For this, we first review the state of disciplinarity in TEL, reviewing existing meta-studies of the field. Then, we survey 35 doctoral education programs in Europe in which doctoral students working on TEL topics are enrolled. Findings indicate that most doctoral schools are associated with a single discipline and offer methodological rather than content-specific modules. TEL-specific content is provided only in exceptional cases, creating a potentially isolating gap between master-level education and scientific conferences. On this background, we argue that cross-institutional doctoral training is important to progress TEL as a field. In this article, we study and share the approach of an international doctoral summer school organized by the European society EA-TEL over the past 15 years. The summer school provides foundational methodological knowledge from multiple disciplines, content-specific topical knowledge in TEL, access to cutting edge scientific discourse, and discussion of horizontal issues to doctoral students. We further provide an analysis of shifting program topics over time. Our analysis of both, institutional as well as cross-institutional doctoral training in TEL, constitutes this paper’s core contribution in that it highlights that further integration of perspectives and knowledge is to be done in TEL; together with codification and explication of knowledge in the intersection of disciplines.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Life Sciences (ICLS)
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Pammer-Schindler, V., Wild, F., Fominykh, M., Ley, T., Perifanou, M., Soule, M. V., Hernández-Leo, D., Kalz, M., Klamma, R., Pedro, L., Santos, C., Glahn, C., Economides, A. A., Parmaxi, A., Prasolova-Førland, E., Gillet, D., & Maillet, K. (2020). Interdisciplinary doctoral training in technology-enhanced learning in Europe. Frontiers in Education, 5(150).
Pammer-Schindler, V. et al. (2020) ‘Interdisciplinary doctoral training in technology-enhanced learning in Europe’, Frontiers in Education, 5(150). Available at:
V. Pammer-Schindler et al., “Interdisciplinary doctoral training in technology-enhanced learning in Europe,” Frontiers in Education, vol. 5, no. 150, 2020, doi: 10.3389/feduc.2020.00150.
PAMMER-SCHINDLER, Viktoria, Fridolin WILD, Mikhail FOMINYKH, Tobias LEY, Maria PERIFANOU, Maria Victoria SOULE, Davinia HERNÁNDEZ-LEO, Marco KALZ, Ralf KLAMMA, Luís PEDRO, Carlos SANTOS, Christian GLAHN, Anastasios A. ECONOMIDES, Antigoni PARMAXI, Ekaterina PRASOLOVA-FØRLAND, Denis GILLET und Katherine MAILLET, 2020. Interdisciplinary doctoral training in technology-enhanced learning in Europe. Frontiers in Education. 2020. Bd. 5, Nr. 150. DOI 10.3389/feduc.2020.00150
Pammer-Schindler, Viktoria, Fridolin Wild, Mikhail Fominykh, Tobias Ley, Maria Perifanou, Maria Victoria Soule, Davinia Hernández-Leo, et al. 2020. “Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Technology-Enhanced Learning in Europe.” Frontiers in Education 5 (150).
Pammer-Schindler, Viktoria, et al. “Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Technology-Enhanced Learning in Europe.” Frontiers in Education, vol. 5, no. 150, 2020,

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