Gudrun Wesiak

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Gudrun Wesiak, MSc. Dr.
(CSS-Team Member from 11.03.2013 to 31.03.2014)
University Project Assistant
Address: Inffeldgasse 13/V, 8010 Graz, Austria
TU Graz Online: Link


Gudrun Wesiak graduated from the University of Graz with a degree in psychology, where she also received her PhD with a thesis titled “Ordering Inductive Reasoning Tests for Adaptive Knowledge Assessments”. After some years as university assistant at the Cognitive Science Section of the Psychology Department in Graz, she is now working as post-doc researcher at the Knowledge Technologies Institute and as lecturer at Graz University. Her current research focuses on the evaluation of technology enhanced learning environments, including psycho-pedagogical aspects in e-education, e-assessment, on-the-job-learning, and usability. Further interests are in the areas of knowledge structures, knowledge assessment, and problem solving with a special interest in inductive reasoning. She has also experience in eye-tracking, which I used to study the moment-by-moment processing during cognitive activities.

Projects: ImREAL, Mirror

Past projects: Alice, EASEL, SRbT (FWF)

List of scientific publications
Wesiak, G., Moore, A., Steiner, C.M., Hauff, C., Gaffney, C., Dagger, D., Albert, D., Kelly, F., Donohoe, G., Power, G., & Conlan, O. (2013). Affective Metacognitive Scaffolding and Enriched User Modelling for Experiential Training Simulators: A Follow-up Study. In: D. Hernández-Leo et al. (Eds.). EC-TEL 2013. LNCS, vol. 8095, pp. 396–409. Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40814-4_31

Steiner, C., Wesiak, G., Moore, A., Conlan, O., Dagger, D., Donohoe, G., & Albert, D. (2013). An Investigation of Successful Self-Regulated-Learning in a Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment. AIED 2013 Workshops Proceedings. Self – Regulated Learning in Educational Technologies: Supporting, modeling, evaluating, and fostering metacognition with computer – based learning environments (SRL@ET), pp. 19-23. [Online]

Moore, A., Wesiak, G., Steiner, C., Hauff, C., Dagger, D., Donohoe, G., & Conlan, O. (2013). Utilizing Social Networks for User Model Priming: User Attitudes. UMAP 2013 Extended Proceedings. Late-Breaking Results and Project Papers, pp. 24-30. [Online]

Wesiak, G., Rizzardini. R.H., Amado-Salvatierra, H., Gütl, C., & AL-Smadi, M. (2013). Automatic Test Item Creation in Self-Regulated Learning: Evaluating quality of questions in a Latin American experience. Proceedings of CSEDU 2013 – 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, pp. 351-360.

Ünlü, A., Schrepp, M., Heller, J., Hockemeyer, C., Wesiak, G., & Albert, D. (2013). Recent Developments in Performance-based Knowledge Space Theory. In J.-C. Falmagne, D. Albert, C. Doble, D. Eppstein, & X. Hu (Eds.), Knowledge Spaces: Application in Education, 147-192. Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35329-1_9

Albert, D., Wesiak, G., & Ünlü, A.(2013). Heuristics for Generating and Validating Surmise Relations across, between and within Sets/Tests. In J.-C. Falmagne, D. Albert, C. Doble, D. Eppstein, & X. Hu (Eds.), Knowledge Spaces: Application in Education, 193-227. Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35329-1_10

Wesiak, G., AL-Smadi, M., Höfler, M., & Gütl, C. (2013). Assessment for Complex Learning Resources: Development and Validation of an Integrated Model. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), Vol. 8 (Special Issue: ICL2012). pp. 52-61. DOI: 10.3991/ijet.v8iS1.2354

Wesiak, G., AL-Smadi, M., & Gütl, C. (2013). Self- and peer-assessment in collaborative writing: Findings on motivational-emotional aspects, usability and usage patterns. International Journal of e-Assessment, Vol. 3 (1): CAA 2012 Issue: Pedagogy and Technology: Harmony and Tensions, 18p [Online].

Wesiak G. (2013). Technikerinnen finden und binden: Maßnahmen zur Erhöhung des Frauenanteils in technisch-wissenschaftlichen Unternehmen (Technical Report). Virtual Vehical Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.

Wesiak G., AL-Smadi M., & Gütl, C. (2012). Towards an Integrated Assessment Model for Complex Learning Resources: Findings from an Expert Validation. 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), Villach, Austria 26-28 September 2012. 7p. DOI: 10.1109/ICL.2012.6402093

AL-Smadi M., Wesiak G., & Gütl, C.,(2012). Assessment in Serious Games: An Enhanced Approach for Integrated Assessment Forms and Feedback to Support Guided Learning. 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), Villach, Austria 26-28 September 2012. 6p. DOI: