Doctoral Researcher in the Educational Technologies at DIPF
Information Center for Education
Rostocker Straße 6, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
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Daniel graduated with M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2015. After that, he worked as a software developer before joining the EduTec team at the end of 2017. He is currently developing and researching tools that support self-regulated learning. Beyond that, he is interested in Virtual Reality and the way that physiological parameters affect learning.
  • Technological assistance to reduce academic procrastination
  • Influence of Virtual Reality on behavior
  • Effect of physiological state on learning
  • SEREne, a dashboard to support self-regulation in learning environments
  • The Learning Analytics Indicator Repository (LAIR), a place to collect and categorize publications related to learning analytics
Jane Yau is a Researcher at the EduTech group at DIPF. Additionally, she is affiliated at the Chair of Learning, Design and Technology, University of Mannheim Business School where she currently leads a project in teaching analytics as well as designs and teaches a new state-of-the-art Mobile Learning course to masters students. Jane holds a PhD in Computer Science (Mobile Learning, 2010) from the University of Warwick, England and received a Postdoc Fellowship at the Centre for Learning and Knowledge Technologies from Linnaeus University, Sweden (2010-12). Thereafter, she was a Postdoc at Malmö University, Sweden (2012-14) involved in the teaching of the International Masters Program in Computer Science. In 2016, she was a visiting researcher at DIPF. Since 2017, she has been involved in various learning analytics projects (e.g. BMBF STELA) at the Uni. of Mannheim, examining study success in Germany as well as internationally.
  • Mobile Learning
  • Learning Analytics
  • Educational Technologies
  • PhD Computer Science (Mobile Learning) at the University of Warwick, England, 2005-10
  • MSc Computer Science (E-Learning) at the University of Warwick, England, 2003-04
  • BSc Computer Science at the University of Leicester, England, 1999-2002
  1. Chen, L., Ifenthaler, D. & Yau, J. (2021) Blended and online entrepreneurship education: A Systematic Review. Entrepreneurship Education, Springer.
  2. Yau, J. & Ifenthaler, D. (2020) Reflections on different learning analytics indicators for predicting study success.Int. Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education, 2 (2), 4-23.
  3. Ifenthaler, D. & Yau, J. (2020) In Martin, F., Dennen, V. & Bonk, C. (eds.) Utilising learning analytics for study success: a systematic review. Systematic Reviews of Research on Learning Environments and Technologies. Special Issue in Edu. Technology Research and Development. AECT, 1961-1990.
  4. Ifenthaler, D. & Yau, J. (2019) Higher education stakeholders’ views on learning analytics policy recommendations for supporting study success. International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education, 1(1), 28-42.
  5. Ifenthaler, D., Mah, D., & Yau, J. (eds.). (2019). Utilizing learning analytics to support student success. New York, NY: Springer. ​


    Journal articles (Peer-reviewed Journals)


  • Biedermann, D., Schneider, J. & Drachsler, H. (2021). Digital self-control interventions for distracting media multitasking: A systematic review. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 37(5), 1217-1231. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12581 🔓
  • Book Chapters


  • Rödling, S., Biedermann, D., Schneider, J. & Drachsler, H. (2020). Associative media learning with smartwatches. In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 27-30 April, 2020, Porto, Portugal: Engineering education for the future in a multicultural and smart world (S. 752-755). New York: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/EDUCON45650.2020.9125157
  • 2019

  • Biedermann, D., Kalbfell, L., Schneider, J. & Drachsler, H. (2019). Stakeholder attitudes towards digitalization in higher education institutions. In N. Pinkwart & J. Konert (Hrsg.), DELFI 2019 - die 17. Fachtagung Bildungstechnologien: 16.-19. September 2019, Berlin, proceedings (Lecture Notes in Informatics, S. 57-66). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik. doi: 10.18420/delfi2019_332 🔓