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RIA #58: Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer on Researching Online Learning

Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer

Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer. Dr. Kortemeyer received his Diplom (“Masters”) in Physics from the University of Hannover, Germany, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University. He is an Associate Professor of Physics Education at Michigan State University with a joint appointment between the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is also the Director of the LON-CAPA ( His research interest is the effective use of technology in science education, with a particular focus on assessment, analytics, and gamification.

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Segment 1: Researching Online Learning [00:00-11:44]

In this first segment, Gerd shares about how he got started researching online learning.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Research on Student Work Habits [11:45-23:48]

In segment two, Gerd discusses some of his research regarding the work habits of online students.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Adaptive Learning and Educational Video Games [23:49-35:27]

In segment three, Gerd shares about his upcoming projects, including work on adaptive learning and educational video games.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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