Projects and research networks
(selection; for full list please switch to German site)
Challenges of digitalization in primary school (German site only)
What are the key factors for successful digital learning in primary school? To what extent contributes productive media use in class to the development of media literacy? Seven classroom projects are implemented in two primary schools in Hamburg. Based on the experiences thus gained, we will develop teacher training concepts for digital learning in primary school.
Trajectories of excessive Internet use in families (VEIF)
At what age and for what reason do adolescents start to use the Internet excessively? Under which circumstances do they stop? And to what extent are they influenced by their families? This quantitative longitudinal study explores relations, interactions and media education in families with and without problematic Internet use.
Research network „Communicative Figurations“
The interdisciplinary research network "Communicative Figurations" of the Universities Bremen and Hamburg addresses comprehensive questions like: In which way does the transformation of media and communication challenge individuals? What are the challenges for organizations or even societies? Which "communicative figurations" characterize mediatized societies and cultures in Europe? How did they develop historically?
BYOD - Start into the next generation (German site only)
To what extent does the BYOD concept help to embed digital media in teaching and learning processes? How can it support the implementation of education policy guidelines? Interviews, class observations and surveys are conducted by students as part of research-based learning. The goal is to assess criteria and key factors for a successful extension of the concept to all schools in Hamburg.
Smartphone photo practices in adolescence (PhD projekt, German site only)
"Just one more selfie" – The rapid spread of smartphones and social media allows fast communication with and via photographs. Especially adolescents use their manifold options of visual self-presentation. What is the role of photography for growing up in a mediatized society? Which habitual orientations form the basis of such practices? Methods of media biography research shall help to examine these questions.
EXIF - Exzessive Internet use within families
What is the influence of families on excessive Internet use? In a nationwide survey, 1744 adolescents aged 14 to 17 and their parents were interviewed face-to-face. The focus was on the perspectives and experiences of both parents and adolescents. In addition, 15 experts who work with worried parents and affected adolescents were interviewed.
This project is completed.
The Hamburg Netbook project (German site only, English publications available)
Is it possible to support the individualization of learning by using netbooks? Surveys and class observations were conducted at several stages of this pilot project. The data were used to assess criteria for success and to develop recommendations for action.
The project is completed.
LiMA- Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas
Basic research on how to use migration-related multilingualism as a ressource.
The participation in this project has terminated.