ICS Colloquium: Dr. Markus Huff, Full Professor of Psychology and Head of the Applied Cognitive Psychology Research Group, Head of the Perception and Action Lab at IWM, Universität of Tübingen

Title: Digital video learning: Lessons from event cognition

Presenter: Dr. Markus Huff, Full Professor of Psychology and Head of the Applied Cognitive Psychology Research Group, Head of the Perception and Action Lab at IWM, Universität of Tübingen

Abstract: Learning from digital video has become an essential part of education in recent years. In this talk, I will draw on research from event cognition, which has investigated perceptual and cognitive processes related to event structure, and show what we have learned from these findings for digital video learning. In particular, I will present research on traceability data and show how perceptual (i.e., event boundary perception) and cognitive processes (i.e., processing difficulties) are related to usage data. Furthermore, I will show how mind-wandering is related to the event structure of learning videos and tracing data (e.g., pause button). Finally, I will discuss these findings in light of recent findings in educational psychology and theoretical developments in event cognition. 

Bio: As full professor of psychology, Markus Huff is head of both the Applied Cognitive Psychology research group at the University of Tübingen and the Perception and Action Lab at Leibniz Institut für Wissenmedien (IWM). His research focuses on perception and action in digital environments. Markus Huff studied psychology, mathematics, and computer science at the University of Tübingen. After graduating as a psychologist, he received his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) from IWM and the University of Tübingen with a thesis on the verbal influence on visual memory. Markus Huff's doctoral thesis was awarded the Leibniz Young Investigators Prize of the Leibniz Association in 2007. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at IWM, the University of Tübingen, and Washington University in St. Louis, USA, he became a junior professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Tübingen. Before returning to Tübingen as a full professor in 2020, Markus headed the Department of Research Infrastructures at the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Center for Lifelong Learning e.V. (DIE) in Bonn.

Friday, April 19 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Muenzinger Psychology, D430
1905 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309