Dr. Nikol Rummel is a Full Professor and head of the Educational Psychology Lab in the Institute of Educational Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
One of her main research interests is on developing and evaluating instructional support for collaborative learning, with a focus on in computer-supported settings (CSCL) and on adaptive collaborative learning support. Another focus of her work is on developing methods for analyzing process data from collaborative learning, in particular chat data and audio-video recordings of student dialog in combination with log data of students' learning processes.
She has published over 40 journal articles in leading international research journals, as well as over 100 refereed book chapters and conference papers on her work.
Dr. Rummel is elected member of the Board of Directors and past president of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). She is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and Editorial Board member of the Journal of the Learning Sciences, of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, and of Learning & Instruction.
Five relevant publications:
Kaendler, C., Wiedmann, M., Rummel, N., & Spada, H. (2015). Teacher competencies for the implementation of collaborative learning in the classroom: A framework and research review. Educational Psychology Review, 27(3), 505-536.
Meier, A., Spada, H., & Rummel, N. (2007). A rating scheme for assessing the quality of computer-supported collaboration processes. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2, 63-86.
Rummel, N., & Spada, H. (2005). Learning to collaborate: An instructional approach to promoting collaborative problem-solving in computer-mediated settings. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 14(2), 201-241.
Rummel, N., Walker, E. & Aleven, V. (2016). Different futures of adaptive collaborative learning support. Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 26(2), 784-795.
Rummel, N., Mullins, D. & Spada, H. (2012). Scripted collaborative learning with the Cognitive Tutor Algebra. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 7(2), 307-339.