The other side of a professor

Before a researcher can sit down and attends a conference, s/he has to do something: Reviews, reviews, reviews,....

And when you think you have it all under control, the next review request lands on your desk. It's never done! Just do it. You want your paper reviews to be good, so remind yourself: write good quality reviews. and then you  will get useful reviews for your own papers, too. Here is a list of my activities...

Committees / Editorial Boards

(Akademische Selbstverwaltung)


Advisory Board, Steering Committee

2019-active - ACM SIGCHI Conferences Board, Member, https://sigchi.org/conferences-board  The committee is responsible for SIGCHI's ~20 conferences: https://sigchi.org/conferences/upcoming-conferences 

2018-active - Steering Committee Member of the ACM Group conference series

2011-active - Advisory Board, Gutenberg Teaching Council (GLK), University of Mainz, Germany

2015-2020 - Advisory Board for Teaching and Learning, University of Göttingen, Germany

2015-2016 - Advisory Board, Digital Learning in Schools, Telekom Foundation, Germany

Reviewer for Grant Proposals

2020 National Science Foundation, Panel Reviewer

2019 Estonia Research Council

2019 Austrian Federal Ministry of Education

2016 National Science Foundation, SL-CN ad-hoc reviewer

2015 Reviewer for Grants Proposals, research program "Open and online higher education", financed by the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands

2015 Reviewer for Grants Proposals and Member of Expert Group, "Learning Analysis", Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Norway

Reviewer for BMBF, Germany

Reviewer / Evaluation of Study Programs

2018 Assessment of the study program "Educational Technology" at the University of Saarland, Germany

2013 Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA); assessment of the IT study program of Tallinn University

2009 Reviewer and Liaison lecturer for Hans-Böckler Foundation (HBS); reviewer for scholarships for PhD candidates and undergraduate students, Germany

Editorial Board Member / Associate Editor

2016-active Associate Editor, Book Series, Computer-Support Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Springer

2008-active International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (ijSKD)

2013-2014 International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning

Conference Co-Chair Roles

2020-active Accessibility co-chair, Steering committee member, ACM Group 2020 & 2022

03/2020 Co-Chair of the Early Career Colloquium (ECC) w/ Ann-Sofie Axelsson, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden

09/2015 Workshop chair of ECTEL2015, European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning

11/2014 General Co-Chair of ACM Group'14, FL, USA

11/2012 Publicity chair, International ACM Group'12, Florida, USA

01/2011 Chair of the e-Learning day, TU Dortmund university, w/ Martina Kunzendorf and Volker Mattick, Germany

11/2010 Poster chair, International ACM Group'10, USA, Florida, USA

09/2011 Chair of the International Symposium IML2011 in Umeå/Sweden - Interactive Media and Learning: "Creative Learning Cultures - Educational Innovation in a Web 2.0 World"; Keynote George Siemens, Umeå, Sweden

03/2010 Chair of DOSS 2010, the 4th international conference on Research on Higher Education and Faculty Development, in Dortmund, Germany

11/2009 Chair of German Didaktik congress (including Instructional Design) (HD-HF), funded by the German Ministry of Education, Dortmund, Germany

Program Committee or Reviewer for Conferences (selection)

ACM Group

AECT, Association for Educational Communications and Technologies

iConference, Conference of the consortium on the iSchools

e-CSCW, European Computer Support Cooperative Work conference

ICLS, International Conference of the Learning Sciences

INTERACT (Human-Computer-Interaction)

ECIS, European Conference on Information Systems

ACM CHI, Computer Human Interaction

ICALT, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

CTS, International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

ECTEL, European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning

dghd, German conference on Didaktik (dghd, Association for University Didaktik)

GMW, German Conference organized by the Association for Media in Society

CSCL conference, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

CSCW conference, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

I-Know, International Conference of Knowledge Management, Graz, Austria

Reviewer for Journals (selection)

Since 2020 Educational Technology Research and Development, ETR+D

Since 2018 Innovations in Education and Teaching International

Since 2016 Computers & Education

Since 2016 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Since 2015 Nordic Journal of Digital Learning

Since 2014 Computers in Human Behavior

Since 2013 International Journal for Transactions on Learning Technologies, IEEE

Since 2012 ijMBL, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

Since 2011 Education Inquiry

Since 2010 ZFHE, German journal for faculty development

Since 2009 ijWBC, International Journal of Web Based Communities

Since 2009 ijCSCL, International Journal of Computer-Support Collaborative Learning