Martin Wessner

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Dr. Martin Wessner manages the research division Cooperative Environments and E-Learning (CONCERT). He also heads the CSCL Competence Center at Fraunhofer IPSI.

Dr. Martin Wessner studied computer science at the Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt, 1986-1992, degree: Diplom-Informatiker). He also studied vocational pedagogics (1990-1997, degree: Magister Artium, M.A.). From 1992 till 1997 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Educational Science at the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from TU Darmstadt (2004).

In addition to his work at IPSI he gives courses and seminars on CSCW, CSCL, and E-Learning at the Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt) and at the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen) in the computer science and pedagogy programs.

Dr. Martin Wessner serves regularly as program committee member or reviewer for national and international conferences in the fields of E-Learning, CSCL and CSCW. He is founding member and chair of the Special Interest Group on E-Learning of the German Informatics Society (GI) and initiator of the DeLFI conference series. He is an elected member of the scientific-technological council of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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Wessner, Martin, Pfister, Hans-Rudiger (2001): Group formation in computer-supported collaborative learning. In: Ellis, Clarence, Zigurs, Ilze (eds.) Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 2001 September 30 - October 3, 2001, Boulder, Colorado, USA. pp. 24-31.

Wessner, Martin, Haake, Jorg M., Tietze, Daniel A. (2002): An Infrastructure for Collaborative Lifelong Learning. In: HICSS 2002 , 2002, . pp. 30.

Bode, Arndt, Desel, Jorg, Rathmeyer, Sabine, Wessner, Martin (eds.) DeLFI - Fachtagung e-Learning der Gesellschaft für Informatik 16.-18. September, 2003, Garching bei München.