Friedrich W. Hesse, Prof. Dr. Dr.
Friedrich W. Hesse is Executive Director of the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), Scientific Vice-President of the German Leibniz Association and is holding the Chair of the Department for Applied Cognitive Psychology and Media Psychology at the University of Tuebingen. Since 1990 up to the present he has been professor in Tuebingen. From 1995 until 1997 he was also Director at the Laboratoire Europeén de Recherche sur les Apprentissages et les Nouvelles Technologies (LERANT). He studied psychology at the Universities of Marburg and Düsseldorf, received his doctorate at the RWTH Aachen and qualified as Professor of Psychology at the University of Goettingen. Friedrich W. Hesse has been the initiator of and speaker for several large projects and research associations, for example, the first Virtual Ph.D program funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Society, DFG), the DFG-Priority program “Net-based Knowledge Communication” and currently the first Leibniz-ScienceCampus “Informational Environments” in Germany and also the DFG-Research Group “Analysis and Promotion of Effective Process of Learning and Instruction”. Together with his lab he works on fundamental principles of individual and cooperative knowledge acquisition and knowledge exchange with new media and the practical implementation of concepts of virtual learning and teaching.