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The lab “Media and Education” researches educational processes in a deeply mediatised society.

Research focuses on

(a) Actor-centred analysis of audiovisual educational spaces such as YouTube and TikTok,

(b) the didactic and filmic analysis of explanatory videos and tutorials,

(c) the reconstruction of communicative figurations of informal learning, especially in the context of digital gaming,

(d) the didactic design of digital learning and teaching environments (open source) with special consideration of active learning,

(e) AI-based, highly informative feedback generation,

(f) and digital cognitive diagnostic modeling.



New ZeMKI Member in the Lab Media and Education: Welcome Hang Dao!

Hang Dao has been a research assistant and PhD fellow in the research area “Didactic Design of Multimedia Learning Environments” (Prof. Dr. Karsten D. Wolf) at the University of Bremen and in the “Media and Education” lab at ZeMKI since April 2024. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and English Studies and went on (…)

ZeMKI Fellows 2024

ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellows 2024

This year, the ZeMKI welcomes a total of four Visiting Research Fellows as part of its Visiting Researcher Program. From over 85 applications, the steering committee of the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research at the University of Bremen selected five researchers who will work together with two ZeMKI labs in interdisciplinary research for (…)


New research article: Diversity in explanatory videos on YouTube

Verena Honkomp-Wilkens and Prof. Dr. Karsten D. Wolf from the ZeMKI Lab “Media & Education” have published a new open access article in the journal MedienPädagogik on “Diversity in explanatory videos on YouTube: Deconstruction or continuation of a gendered order in informal audio-visual educational spaces?” (DOWNLOAD). YouTube is an important social video network for teenagers (…)


Open Call for ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellows, 2024

Come and work with us!  Our Fellowship Program invites international researchers to Bremen for four weeks to deepen and connect their research in the transformation of media, communication, and information. We are looking for established scholars who want to enjoy the thriving interdisciplinary research environment at ZeMKI.


ZeMKI-Workshop "Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning"

The ZeMKI-Lab “Media & Education” is organizing the workshop “Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning” next Friday, as part of the research focus “Audiovisual Cultures”. When: 08.12.2023 – 9:00 am to approx. 3:00 pm Where: ZeMKI meeting room, Linzerstraße 4.   Everyone is invited! Gladly also – if time or (…)

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ZeMKI Labs win the "AI in Education" Hackathon

The ZeMKI Lab “Socio-Technical Systems and Critical Data Studies” of Prof. Dr. Andreas Breitner, together with the ZeMKI Lab “Media and Education” of Prof. Dr. Karsten D. Wolf and colleagues from the University of Twente (ELAN, Prof. Kim Schildkamp), won the second hackathon on the topic of “AI in Education”. Over the course of two (…)

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Media Education for All - Digitization. Participation. Diversity.

The 35th Forum Kommunikationskultur 2018 of the Gesellschaft für Medienpädagogik und Kommunikationskultur (GMK) is taking place in cooperation with the ZeMKI at the University of Bremen. Navigating through cities, researching information, making appointments, maintaining friendships, playing in teams, looking for partnerships, documenting everyday life and significant moments – all this is hardly imaginable without digital (…)


Self-Expertization and Laypersons

Workshop as part of the Creative Unit “Communicative Figurations” Date: February 9-10, 2015 Location: University of Bremen, ZeMKI, meeting room Organization: Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Ute Volkmann Objective There are several sub-projects in the research network “Communicative Figurations” that focus on audience participation as a relevant factor with regard to the social change under investigation. What these (…)


Exploring Medial Change

Internal event Media and communication change is currently the subject of various major research networks. The research group “Political Communication in the Online World” is investigating how politics and political communication are changing with the progressive establishment of the internet. The NCCR Democracy focuses, among other things, on the medialization of politics and society. The (…)