About me

I work as a PostDoc at the Educational Technologies Group at DIPF. I do research at the intersection of education and psychology, with a particular focus on technology-mediated processes. In this context, I look at technology-mediated feedback and feedback literacy, computer-supported collaborative learning, social presence in online learning environments, and individual differences relevant for technology-enhanced learning. Also, I am interested in methodological innovations that may be useful to the field, e.g. causal inference from observational research.

In February 2021, I defended my dissertation on the topic of social presence in online distance learning environments at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. Find it here:

Weidlich, J. (2021). Presence at a Distance: Empirical Investigations Toward Understanding, Modeling, and Enhancing Social Presence in Online Distance Learning Environments. [Doctoral Dissertation, FernUniversität in Hagen]