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Alexander Skulmowski

TU Chemnitz
Institute for Media Research
E-Learning and New Media
Reichenhainer Straße 70, Room A312
09126 Chemnitz

Phone +49 371 531-34748
Fax     +49 371 531-834748
E-Mail: alexander.skulmowski {at} phil.tu-chemnitz.de

 

Dissertation Project

“Design factors in spatial learning tasks: Embodied interaction modes in three-dimensional learning environments”
Research area: Learning
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Günter Daniel Rey (Chair of E-Learning and New Media)

 

Research Interests

  • Learning in 3D environments
  • Embodied learning using tangible user interfaces and gestures
  • Interaction design in virtual reality, mixed reality, & augmented reality
  • Visual aesthetics in human-computer-interaction
  • Metacognitive judgments

 

Curriculum Vitae

Since 04/2017 Junior lecturer at the chair of E-Learning and New Media, TU Chemnitz
Since 04/2015 Doctoral researcher, DFG Research Training Group CrossWorlds
04/2014 – 03/2015 Junior lecturer at the chair of E-Learning and New Media, TU Chemnitz
01/2014 – 03/2015 Research assistant at the chair of E-Learning and New Media, TU Chemnitz
09/2013 Master of Science in Cognitive Science (with distinction) at the University of Osnabrück
Thesis title: “Situated Decision-Making in a Virtual Reality Environment: Affective, Social, and Moral Aspects of Dilemmas”
09/2011 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Bonn

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2017). Bodily effort enhances learning and metacognition: Investigating the relation between physical effort and cognition using dual-process models of embodiment. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 3–10.

Skulmowski, A., Augustin, Y., Pradel, S., Nebel, S., Schneider, S., & Rey, G. D. (2016). The negative impact of saturation on website trustworthiness and appeal: A temporal model of aesthetic website perception. Computers in Human Behavior, 61, 386–393.

Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., Kühnert, T., Brunnett, G., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Embodied learning using a tangible user interface: The effects of haptic perception and selective pointing on a spatial learning task. Computers & Education, 92–93, 64–75.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A., Cohen, B. R., Kreilkamp, B. A. K., & Troxler, N. (2015). Investigating conceptions of intentional action by analyzing participant generated scenarios. Frontiers in Psychology – Cognitive Science, 6:1630.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A., Kaspar, K., & Pipa, G. (2014). Forced-choice decision-making in modified trolley dilemma situations: a virtual reality and eye tracking study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8:426.

Book Chapters

Bunge, A. & Skulmowski, A. (2014). Descriptive & Pragmatic Levels of Empirical Ethics: Utilizing the Situated Character of Moral Concepts, Judgment, and Decision-Making. In C. Lütge, H. Rusch & M. Uhl (Eds.), Experimental Ethics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Talks & Posters

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Learning time determines cognitive load in embodied learning tasks. Talk held at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), September 18-22, Leipzig.

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Embodied Cognitive Load Theory: Costs, benefits, and resources determine embodied learning outcomes. Talk held at the 9th International Cognitive Load Theory Conference 2016, June 22-24, Bochum.

Skulmowski, A. (2016). Embodied Cognitive Load Theory. Invited talk at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), May 12, Tübingen.

Skulmowski, A., & Rey, G. D. (2016). Physical demands impact cognitive resource allocation: Bodily effort enhances learning and metacognition. Talk held at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 21-23, Heidelberg.

Augustin, Y., Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., & Rey, G. D. (2015). A temporal model of aesthetic web site perception. Poster presented at the 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society for Psychology, September 9-11, Tübingen.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A. Kaspar, K., & Pipa, G. (2015). Moral decision-making in virtual reality settings – An eye-tracking and pupillometry study. Talk held at the 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), September 9-11, Tübingen.

Skulmowski, A. (2015). Embodied Cognitive Load Theory: Introducing a cost-benefit model for embodied interactions. Poster presented at the symposium Embodied Cognition in Multimedia Learning, September 8, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., & Rey, G. D. (2015). Embodied Learning Using a Tangible User Interface: The Effects of Haptic Perception and Interaction Mode on Learning, Cognitive Load, Motivation, and Usability. Talk held at the 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 8-11, Hildesheim.

Skulmowski, A., Skulmowski, A., Pradel, S., & Rey, G. D. (2015). The Effects of Saturation on Web Site Trustworthiness, Appeal, and Perceived Usability. Talk held at the 57th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 8-11, Hildesheim.

Skulmowski, A., Bunge, A. Kaspar, K., & Pipa, G. (2014). Situated Decision-Making in a Virtual Reality Environment: Affective, Social, and Moral Aspects of Dilemmas. Talk held at the 56th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 30-April 2, Giessen.

Skulmowski, A. & Bunge A. (2012). Mapping the Folk Concept of Intentionality: Contexts and Explanations of Intentionality Ascriptions. Poster presented at the symposium “Social Understanding: Evolution, Culture and Development”. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, September 27-29, 2012.

Bunge, A. & Skulmowski, A. (2012). Mapping the Folk Concept of Intentionality: Contexts and Explanations of Intentionality Ascriptions. Talk held at the workshop “The Scope and Limits of Experimental Ethics”. University of Konstanz, September 20-22, 2012.

 

Reviewer Assignments

  • Computers & Education (2 manuscripts)
  • Computers in Human Behavior (7 manuscripts, 2 revisions)
  • Ergonomics
  • Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2 manuscripts, 1 revision)
  • Mind, Brain, and Education
  • Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)

 

Academic Memberships

  • International Cognitive Load Theory Association (ICLTA)

 

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