Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems (LLiS)

Our teaching: technically sound, practice-oriented and didactically creative.

Didactic concept

In order to make the learning contents vivid and tangible and thus ensure lasting learning success, we use creative and playful elements. Our portfolio includes digital learning games such as Kahoot, LEGO Serious Play, Bingo or Escape Room Settings. Such approaches from the field of Game-Based Learning can promote not only specialist knowledge but also interdisciplinary skills such as teamwork, creativity, strategic action planning, logical thinking and presentation skills.


The department offers courses related to technology-enhanced education, ethical aspects of AI and data in education and simulation science, psychological foundations of teaching and learning, dealing with heterogeneity and diversity, and computer science teacher education. Our portfolio spans courses in both English and German.

In summer semester 2023 we offer the following courses:

  • AI & data in education: an ethical reflection (seminar; lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: English)
  • Digital media in vocational education (seminar; lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: German)
  • Introduction to empirical research in educational psychology (seminar; lecturer: M.Ed. Laura Bareiß; language of instruction: German)
  • Emotions as influencing factor during learning (seminar; lecturer: M.Sc. Alina Schmitz-Hübsch; language of instruction: German)
  • Advanced studies on the introduction to didactics of computer science (seminar; lecturer: M.Sc. Nadine Koch; language of instruction: German)
  • Introduction to programming languages for eductional technologies (seminar; lecturer: M.Sc. Laura Höpfl; language of instruction: German/English)


Due to the comprehensive nature of our thesis projects, we supervise mainly master theses within our ongoing research projects with related subject focus (e.g., cognitive science, educational sciences, human-computer interaction, computer science, electrical engineering, simulation technology).

Theses are usually supposed to contribute to scientific publications (with possibility of co-authorship) and thus are preferably written in English.

Once per semester, we introduce our currently open topics in a dedicated meeting. The date and time will be announced via the relevant mailing lists.

If you are interested, you are welcome to contact us!


Our currently open topics are listed subsequently. Please be aware of the following process:

  1. Check in advance if your skills match the indicated requirements. We put them for a reason, as they constitute the minimum requirement for working on the topic in a meaningful way.
  2. Contact the indicated supervisor to make an appointment for discussing further steps.
  3. Submit a written exposé to the supervisor, introducing your approach to handling the research question.

Open Topics

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