dr. S.M. Dennerlein (Sebastian)

Assistant Professor

About Me

For 10 years, my interdisciplinary research has focused on the co-design of innovations and evolution of respective practices in the field of technology enhanced learning (TEL). Thereby, I investigated the role of digital tools for self- and socially-regulated learning in experimental (e.g. validation of the co-evolution model of cognitive and social systems in a field study) as well as design-oriented studies (e.g., co-design of an informal sense and meaning making tool), and application domains included formal (e.g. university) and informal (e.g., healthcare) contexts.

My current focus at University Twente is on understanding and supporting learning processes as part of working and innovating from a systemic socio-cognitive, -technological and cultural perspective. The study of interprofessional learning communities in the energy transition (e.g., Gas Erop/ Hit the Gas project ) illustrates the importance of researching individual and collaborative learning processes to face today's grand challenges. Ethical reflection in agile development (ethical-by-design) is given special attention in my work. This way, I want to sustainably impact the way we work and learn.

As part of my preceding PostDoc Position at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), I initiated and established the successful innovation program “TEL Marketplace” for the sustainable transformation of TEL research into teaching and learning practice. This included the development of methods for the strategic selection of promising funding projects as well as their monitoring and guidance during collaborative design and implementation: e.g., the University Innovation Dartboard and Canvas. These methods draw and build upon approaches of entrepreneurship as well as participatory and activity theoretical perspectives.


Collaborative Learning
Engineering & Materials Science
Social Sciences


Wolf-Brenner, C. (Author) , Dennerlein, S. M. (Author), Gutounig, R. (Author), Schweiger, S. (Author), & Pammer-Schindler, V. (Author). (2021). Können Algorithmen Helfer sein? Künstliche Intelligenz im Einsatz für eine verantwortungsvolle Ressourcenallokation. Web publication/site, Falter Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.. https://www.falter.at/heureka/20211027/koennen-algorithmen-helfer-sein/_e74d4f3985
Ebner, M., Schön, S. , Dennerlein, S. M., Edelsbrunner, S., Haas, M., & Nagler, W. (2021). Digitale Transformation der Lehre an Hochschulen – ein Werkstattbericht. In K. Wilbers , & A. Hohenstein (Eds.), Handbuch E-Learning: Expertenwissen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis – Strategien, Instrumente, Fallstudien Wolters Kluwer.
Ruiz-Calleja, A., Prieto, L. P., Ley, T., Rodríguez-Triana, M. J. , & Dennerlein, S. (2021). Learning Analytics for Professional and Workplace Learning: A Literature Review. IEEE transactions on learning technologies, 14(3), 353-366. [9464665]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TLT.2021.3092219
Fessl, A., Maitz, K. , Dennerlein, S., & Pammer-Schindler, V. (2021). The Impact of Explicating Learning Goals on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Evaluating a Learning Goal Visualization. In T. De Laet, R. Klemke, C. Alario-Hoyos, I. Hilliger, & A. Ortega-Arranz (Eds.), Technology-Enhanced Learning for a Free, Safe, and Sustainable World - 16th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2021, Proceedings (pp. 1-15). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12884 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86436-1_1
Alario-Hoyos, C., Rodríguez-Triana, M. J., Scheffel, M., Arnedillo-Sánchez, I. , & Dennerlein, S. M. (2020). Correction to: C. Alario-Hoyos et al. (Eds.): Addressing Global Challenges and Quality Education, LNCS 12315, (10.1007/978-3-030-57717-9)). In EC-TEL 2020: Addressing Global Challenges and Quality Education (pp. C1). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12315). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57717-9_50
Dennerlein, S. M. (Author), Wolf-Brenner, C. (Author), Gutounig, R. (Author), Schweiger, S. (Author), & Pammer-Schindler, V. (Author). (2020). Ist ein Algorithmus böse? Terminatoren oder unfaire Technik: Beide Sichtweisen behindern die Debatte über ethische KI. Web publication/site, Falter Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.. https://www.falter.at/heureka/20201021/ist-ein-algorithmus-boese/_82950f5199
Dennerlein, S. M., Pammer-Schindler, V., Ebner, M., Getzinger, G., & Ebner, M. (2020). Designing a Sandpit- and Co-Design-informed Innovation Process for Scaling TEL Research in Higher Education. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik 2020, Potsdam, Germany. https://doi.org/10.30844/wi_2020_s4-dennerlein
Dennerlein, S. M., Tomberg, V., Treasure-Jones, T., Theiler, D., Lindstaedt, S., & Ley, T. (2020). Co-designing tools for workplace learning: A method for analysing and tracing the appropriation of affordances in design-based research. Information and Learning Science, 121(3-4), 175-205. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-09-2019-0093

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