Michael Kerres
Professor of Educational Science


As a professor of educational science I hold the chair of Educational Technology and Knowledge Management within the Faculty of Educational Sciences of University of Duisburg-Essen. I our research, we address learning with digital technology in the various sectors of secondary, higher, vocational, adult and corporate education.

We follow an approach of design-based research in education and cooperate with our university's Interdisciplinary Center of Educational Research, that comprises around 200 educational researchers of the different faculties of our university.

I have authored the German textbooks Mediendidaktik (5th ed.) and Didaktik (1st ed.) with the accompanying website didaktik.info

[german version]


Current and previous positions

  • 2009, Offer Full Professorship "Chair of Learning Innovations", Department of Psychology, University Erlangen-Nuremberg (declined)
  • from 2001, Full Professor of Educational Science, Chair of Educational Technology and Instructional Design, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 1998-2001, Full Professor of Educational Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of Educational Science
  • 1990-1998, Professor of Educational Technology, Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences, Department of Digital Media (1995-1996 Dean, 1995-2000 Head of tele-akademie)
  • 1983-1990, Scientific Staff / Research Assistant, Institute of Pedagogy, Ruhr-University Bochum

University of Duisburg-Essen: Services and Management Activities 


  • List of Projects
  • 2010-2020: total funding received of approx. 15 Mio. € in direct costs

Appointments and Awards 

Editorial Activities

SCImago Journal & Country Rank SCImago Journal & Country Rank
SCImago Journal & Country Rank SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Anhang (Credits): 

1,2 Klaus Schwarten published as CC BY

3,5,6 UDE / eventfotograf.in published as CC BY


7 Ministerium für Schule und Weiterbildung, NRW

8,9: privat CC 0


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