Learning Knowledge

Learning, knowledge, innovation: Studying the changes in knowledge production, organisation and transfer through digital innovation

“Knowledge is always preceded by intuition.”

As Humboldt’s principle outlines, we see knowledge itself – its derivation, organisation and communication – undergoing a fundamental transformation. The trend towards interconnected research, the ongoing expansion of information infrastructures and digital innovation in teaching and learning illustrate these  transformations. At the same time, digitalisation of traditional knowledge transfer tools, such as journals, monographs and scholarly publications requires new ways of communicating information.

How does the digital society define knowledge production, organisation and transfer? The research programme learning, knowledge, innovation aims to not only understand but also to shape  this process. We combine approaches from economic sociology, digital humanities, educational science and innovation economics to deliver findings with an interdisciplinary scope. In addition to our scientific publications, we develop skills , science transfer formats and training for non-academics.

The programme learning, knowledge, innovation ties together research on the changing dynamics in knowledge production, organisation and transfer within three thematic priorities:

Knowledge transfer and impact
How do research results reach relevant stakeholders in politics, business and media and civil society?

Innovation in education and teaching
In what way does digital innovation impact education in schools, businesses and the tertiary sector?

Knowledge infrastructures
Which infrastructures are crucial for the organization of knowledge and information and how are they changing?

Current projects

In our current research projects we analyze emerging research infrastructures for open science and digital humanities, indicators for knowledge transfer, as well as blockchain for science.

Furthermore, in cooperation with Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the goal is to produce empirical and international case studies that show the impact of integrating digital teaching and learning innovations in universities and learning success. In the next year, we are planning to enrich our research activities within the thematic priority ‘AI and decision making’.

In cooperation with FZI Research Center for Information Technology, the research project DREAM started in 2018. The focus of the project lies on the development of a prototype as a web platform and as an app – ploc (pocket library for open content) where researchers can easily find, recommend and share  open access research artifacts. Apart from that we conduct a qualitative study on innovative research infrastructures to find out under which conditions such infrastructures evolve and the reason why such infrastructures are successful or not.

The Pelagios project, funded by the A W Mellon Foundation, and in collaboration with the University of Exeter, the Open University, The Austrian Institute of Technology and the University of London  uses linked open data to develop networks of relations between different digital historical sources, and enables researchers to ask new questions of historical materials.

On the basis of our research, we have developed forums for science transfer as well as training formats. We have established a blog Elephant in the Lab as a platform for discussing  new forms of impact. In addition, the Impact School, a teaching concept for doctoral and post-doc researchers has been developed in cooperation with Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. Together with the “Impact Distillery” we organize the bimonthly meetup “Impact of Open Science”.

Research projects
Team
Publications
Conference contribution and other activities
Research projects

  • Opening Science
    It seems as though the digitalisation of research is accompanied by a revision of established research practices and an opening of the research process....

Completed research projects

Team

 

Publications

Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

Blagoyev, B., Felten, S. & Kahn, R. (2017). The Career of a Catalog: Organizational Memory, Materiality and The Dual Nature of the Past at the British Museum (1970 – Today). Organization Studies(Special Issue: Uses of the Past). Publication details

Fecher, B., Fräßdorf, M., Hebing, M., & Wagner, G. G. (2017). Replikationen, Reputation und gute wissenschaftliche Praxis. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 68(3). Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2015). What Drives Academic Data Sharing? PLOS ONE, 10(2). Publication details

Fecher, B. & Puschmann, C. (2015). Über die Grenzen der Offenheit in der Wissenschaft – Anspruch und Wirklichkeit bei der Bereitstellung und Nachnutzung von Forschungsdaten. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 66(2-3), 146–150. Publication details

Edited Works:

Fricke, C., Meyer, S., Wagner, G.G. (2018). In Grenzen akzeptabel, . . Publication details

Gigerenzer, G., Müller, K.R. & Wagner, G.G. (2018). Wie man Licht in die Black Box wirft, . . Publication details

Rebitschek, F. G., Gigerenzer, G. & Wagner, G.G. (2018). Digitalisierung im Gesundheitswesen. Denken hilft der Gesundheit, . , 12. Publication details

Friesike, S., Fecher, B., & Wagner, G.G. (2018). Teach young scientists the importance of societal impact for research. nature international journal of science. Publication details

Weißhuhn, P., & Schmidt, M. (2018). The conflict for scientists and research evaluation between scientific impact and tackling societal challenges. Elephant in the Lab. Publication details

Schmidt, M. (2018). Rural und digital: Revolution in der Landwirtschaft?, . Publication details

Fecher, B. (2018). Eine Reputationsökonomie. Der Wert der Daten in der akademischen Forschung. Wiesbaden, Hessen: Springer VS. Publication details

Fecher, B., Leimüller G., & Blümel, C. (2018). Das Potenzial strategischer Öffnung. Zukunft des deutschen Wissenschafts- und Innovationssystems. Stifterverband. Publication details

Blagoyev, B., Felten, S. & Kahn, R. (2017). The Career of a Catalog: Organizational Memory, Materiality and The Dual Nature of the Past at the British Museum (1970 – Today). Organization Studies(Special Issue: Uses of the Past). Publication details

Hebing, M. & Goebel, J. (2017). The SOEP Metadata Documentation System: paneldata.org, . . Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., Hebing, M., & Linek, S. (2017). A reputation economy: how individual reward considerations trump systemic arguments for open access to data. Palgrave Communications, 3. Publication details

Fecher, B., Fräßdorf, M., Hebing, M., & Wagner, G. G. (2017). Replikationen, Reputation und gute wissenschaftliche Praxis. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 68(3). Publication details

Rebitschek, F. G., Gigerenzer, G., & Wagner, G.G. (2017). Kritische Voraussetzungen für ein digitales Gesundheitswesen in Deutschland. Wirtschaftsdienst, 97(10), 699-703. Publication details

Fecher, B., Fräßdorf, M., Hebing, M., & Wagner, G. G. (2017). Replikationen, Reputation und gute wissenschaftliche Praxis. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 68(3). Publication details

Fecher, B. (2016). “Mehr Licht” Offenheit muss sich lohnen. Laborjournal Online. Publication details

Hebing, M. & Goebel, J. (2016). The New SOEP Metadata Documentation System: Paneldata.org, . . Publication details

Hebing, M. (2016). A Metadata-Driven Approach to Panel Data Management and Its Application in DDI on Rails: Dissertation. Bamberg: opus. Publication details

Scheliga, K., Friesike, S., Puschmann, C., & Fecher, B. (2016). Setting up crowd science projects. Public Understanding of Science, 1-20. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Wagner, G. (2016). Open Access, Innovation, and Research Infrastructure. Publications, 4(2). Publication details

Fecher, B. & Wagner, G. (2016). A research symbiont. Science, 351(6280), 1405-1406. Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2015). What Drives Academic Data Sharing? PLOS ONE, 10(2). Publication details

Goebel, J. & Hebing, M. (2015). The New SOEP Metadata Portal, . . Publication details

Fecher, B. & Puschmann, C. (2015). Über die Grenzen der Offenheit in der Wissenschaft – Anspruch und Wirklichkeit bei der Bereitstellung und Nachnutzung von Forschungsdaten. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 66(2-3), 146–150. Publication details

Hebing, M., Griese, F., Napieraj, J., Pahl, M., Stolpe, C. & Wagner, G.G. (2014). Zur Struktur von empirischen Sozial-, Verhaltens- und Wirtschaftsforschern: ein Überblick über die Ergebnisse der SOEP-Nutzerbefragungen. SOEPpapers, 708. Publication details

Wagner, G.G., Engelmann, M., Goebel, J., Griese, F., Hebing, M., Napieraj, J., Pahl, M., Stolpe, C., Wimmer, M., Eickelpasch, A., & Schupp, J. (2014). “Citizen Science” auf Basis des SOEP: Entwicklung und erste Anwendung eines Software-Tools für “Bürgerdialoge”. SOEPpapers, 666. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Friesike, S. (2014). Sharing Data in Academia. International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in e-Science and e-Humanities. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Friesike, S. (2013). Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought. RatSWD Working Paper Series. Publication details

Barkow, I., Block, W., Greenfield, J., Gregory, A., Hebing, M., Hoyle, L., & Zenk-Möltgen, W. (2013). Generic Longitudinal Business Process Model. DDI Working Paper Series Longitudinal Best Practices, 5. Publication details

Schmitz, A., Yanenko, O. & Hebing, M. (2012). Identifying Artificial Actors in E-Dating: A Probabilistic Segmentation Based on Interactional Pattern Analysis. In , (pp. 319-327). Heidelberg: Springer. Publication details

 

Conference contribution and other activities

Activities:

Open Access: Eine Frage der Infrastruktur
16. KOBV-Forum 2018: Von Openness, Schranken und Veränderungen . KOBV-Zentrale. Takustraße 7, Berlin, Germany: 27.06.2018

Dr. Benedikt Fecher

Expertenworkshop: Technische Anforderungsanalyse im Vorfeld der Entwicklung der DREAM-Applikation
From 15.05.2018 to 16.05.2018. FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe, Germany. Co-Organised by: FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik (National)

Nataliia Sokolovska

Inhaltliche Anforderungsanalyse im Vorfeld der Entwicklung der DREAM-Applikation
Expertenworkshop. From 15.03.2018 to 15.03.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik (National)

Nataliia Sokolovska


Berliner Bibliothekswissenschaftliches Kolloquium . Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften, Berlin, Germany: 24.06.2018

Dr. Benedikt Fecher

Innovative research infrastructures
Open research: rethinking scientific collaboration Vortrag zu innovativen Forschungsinfrastrukturen bei der Konferenz "Open Research: rethinking scientific collaboration" Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada: 28.03.2018

Dr. Benedikt Fecher

Fellow: Alexandra Giannopoulou. Type of affiliation: Fellow. Home Institution: Institut des sciences de la communication CNRS / Sorbonne Université. From: 01.04.2018 to: 30.09.2018Director in Charge: Benedikt Fecher

Alexandra Giannopoulou

Berufsbildung 2018: Wo bleibt die e-Didaktik?
Bildungsmesse „didacta“. Bildungsmesse "didacta". Messegelände Hannover, Hannover, Germany: 22.02.2018

Thomas Schildhauer

Expertenworkshop: Automatisierte Zensur? Technische Lösungen zur Regulation politischer Online-Kommunikation Universität Münster, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie. Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria: 26.04.2018

Kirsten Gollatz