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:10.1109/ICL.2012.6402089

Wesiak, G., Al-Smadi, M., & Gütl, C. (2012). Alternative Forms of Assessment in Collaborative Writing – Investigating the relationships between motivation, usability, and behavioural data. In Whitelock, D., Warburton, W., Wills, G., and Gilbert, L. (Eds.), CAA 2012 International Conference, University of Southampton, (13p). [Online]. Commended for best paper.

AL-Smadi M., Höfler M., Wesiak G., & Gütl, C. (2012). Complex Learning Resources Integrated with Emerging Forms of e-Assessment: An Empirical Study. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2012), Rome 7-10 July 2012. pp146-150. DOI: 10.1109/ICALT.2012.185

AL-Smadi, M., Wesiak, G., Guetl, C., & Holzinger, A. (2012). Assessment for/as Learning: Integrated Automatic Assessment in Complex Learning Resources for Self-Directed Learning. Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2012). pp. 929-934. DOI:10.1109/CISIS.2012.210

Wesiak, G., Albert, D., & Wong S.L. (accepted). Adaptive Assessment of Teachers IT Knowledge. In Nooreen Noordin, Habibah Ab Jalil & Irene Wan (Eds). Technology Assisted Learning Environments: Ideas and Implications For Education. Serdang: UPM Press.

Albert,D., Wong, S.L., & Wesiak, G. (2009). Structure For Assessing Teachers IT States. In Arshad Abd. Samad et al.(Eds.). Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Research & Practice: Enhancing Human Capital through Teacher Education. pp1017-1032.

Albert, D., Wesiak, G., & Ünlü, A. (2009). How to Generate and Validate Hypotheses on Surmise Relations among Tests. Exemplified for Inductive Reasoning Tests. Unpublished manuscript.

Wesiak, G. & Krenn, W. (2005). Fixation patterns in an abstract reasoning task, in: Marina Groner, Rudolf Groner, Rene Müri, Kuzuo Koga, Simon Raess and Philipp Sury (Hrsg): Thirteenth European Conference on Eye Movements ECEM13: Abstracts. Bern: VISLAB 2005, 110.

Pötzi, S. & Wesiak, G. (2004). SRbT Tools User Manual. Technical Report. Institut für Psychologie, Karl–Franzens–Universität Graz, Austria.

Wesiak, G. (2004). Eye-movement patterns in solving inductive reasoning problems. Perception (supplement), 33, 136.

Wesiak, G. (2004). Blickbewegungen beim Lösen Induktiver Denkaufgaben. In D. Kerzel, V. Franz & K. Gegenfurtner (Eds.). Beiträge zur 46. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (p. 284). Lengerich: Pabst.

Wesiak, G. (2003). Ordering Inductive Reasoning Tests for Adaptive Knowledge Assessments: An Application of Surmise Relations between Tests. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Karl–Franzens–Universität Graz, Graz, Austria.

Albert, D., Hockemeyer, C., & Wesiak, G. (2002). Current Trends in eLearning based on Knowledge Space Theory and Cognitive Psychology. Psychologische Beiträge, 44(4), 478–494.

Wesiak, G. & Albert, D. (2002). Strukturierung Induktiver Denktests auf Basis der Wissensraumtheorie. In I. Kryspin-Exner and A. Schabmann (Eds). Aktuelle Ergebnisse psychologischer Forschung in Örsterreich (p. 10). Wien: WUV Universitätsverlag.

Wesiak, G. & Albert, D. (2002). Strukturierung Induktiver Denktests als Basis für adaptive Diagnoseverfahren. In E. van der Meer, H. Hagendorf, R. Beyer, F. Krüger, A. Nuthmann, S. Schulz (Hrsg): 43. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie: Programm, Abstracts (p.115). Lengerich, Berlin: Pabst Science Publishers.

Wesiak, G. & Albert, D. (2001). Knowledge Spaces for Inductive Reasoning Tests. In K. W. Kallus, N. Posthumus & P. Jimenez (Eds.), Current psychological research in Austria. Proceedings of the 4th scientific conference of the Austrian Psychological Society (ÖGP) (pp. 157–160). Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt.

Wesiak, G. & Albert, D. (2001). Ordering Inductive Reasoning Tests based on Knowledge Space Theory. In T. Arnold & C. S. Herrmann (Eds.), Cognitive Systems and Mechanisms (p. 75). Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig.

Wesiak, G. (1998). Construction of Attribute Spaces for Personality Disorders by Querying Experts. Unpublished master’s thesis, Karl–Franzens–Universität Graz, Austria.