Instructional Design and Technology-Enhanced Learning: Current States and Future Perspectives


Martina Rau

Prof. Dr. Martina Rau

Instructional Design of Representational-Competency Supports that Enhance Learning of Content Knowledge

Tino Endres

Dr. Tino Endres

When (Not) to Use Retrieval Practice – Potentials and Limitations of the Testing Effect in Applied Learning Contexts

Invited Symposia

Invited Symposium (SIG 7)

Learning with Technologies in the Classroom


Prof. Dr. Guido Makransky

University of Copenhagen (Denmark), leader of the Virtual Learning Lab


Dr. Josef Buchner

Pädagogische Hochschule St. Gallen (Switzerland)


Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel

Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum (Germany)


Prof. Dr. Andreas Lachner (Moderator)

University of Tübingen (Germany), co-director of the Tübingen Center for Digital Education (TüCeDE)

JURE invited symposium (SIG 6)

How to Exploit the Potential of Desirable Difficulties in Education


Dr. Roman Abel

Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum (Germany)

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Dr. Tanja Habermeyer

University of Zürich (Switzerland)


Sterre Ruitenburg, M. Sc.

Open Universiteit Heerlen (Netherlands)

Stephany rea

Stephany Duany Rea, B. Sc.

University of Texas (USA)

Alexander renkl

Prof. Dr. Alexander Renkl (Discussant)

University of Freiburg (Germany)



The conference will start on Wednesday, Aug. 21st, at 9h15 and end on Friday, Aug. 23rd, at 17h00.

The registration desk to pick up your badge will open at 8h30. There will also be some welcome croissants and morning beverages.

You can check the detailed layout, including the JURE and not-restricted to JURE events in the Sessions & Events program.

Lab tours

We offer you the opportunity to discover other learning and research labs with a focus on digital media. For example, you can visit the university's STEM classroom or the Future Innovation Space at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM). Here future digital possibilities for schools can be tried out, learning visions can be tested in practice and the beneficial use of the latest technologies in the classroom of the future can be worked out. The KI Makerspace (AI Makerspace), an extracurricular learning space for children, school students and young adults, has the special feature that technology with a focus on AI can be used and tried out in craft studios.

Mentoring lunch

On August 22 (Thursday, 2nd day of conference), there is the opportunity to take part in a mentoring lunch during the lunch break. For this purpose, we form tandems consisting of one PhD candidate and one postdoc/professor. At this lunch, the PhD candidate has the opportunity to talk to a more experienced researcher from another lab, ask questions, or receive feedback on his/her presentation. The mentors can discover more about new and current research at other chairs, share their expertise, and support junior researchers. It is also possible to arrange individual appointments for the mentoring meeting.


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Networking dinner

We warmly invite all participants to take part in the Networking Dinner, on August 22nd, 2024 at Brauwerk Freistil Tübingen, next to the Neckar.
Tickets can be booked with your registration. The menu will include vegetarian and vegan options. Don't forget to indicate any dietary requirements when booking.

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Punt Trip (Stocherkahnfahrt)

One of the highlights of Tübingen are the famous punting boats. After a long day at the conference, you can look forward to sailing across the Neckar river on a punting boat with a cool drink in your hand and discovering nature and Tübingen's beautiful old town from a different perspective.

Table tennis

Table Tennis Tournament

After our last conference in Zollikofen in 2022, a table tennis tournament is of course a must. Compete for a rematch or challenge your colleagues. Or end the evening simply enjoying pizza and drinks.

Lab tours

Social Events

JURE Social Event

Enjoy the summer with us at the Waterfalls of Bad Urach!

We planned a nice social event for the JURE members of SIG 6 and 7 one day before the official conference starts.

On August 20, 2024, after starting the day with brunch at Café Ludwigs, we will take the train to Bad Urach for a relaxed hiking trip by the water, ending with lunch at the top of the waterfall. After a sunny day of chatting, networking, socializing, and having fun with other PhD students and JURE members, we will meet for a joint dinner at Neckarküller, which is also open for non-JURE conference participants.

In case it rains, we will spend the afternoon in Tübingen, with some fun games and workshops that we have prepared for you, instead of visiting the waterfalls.

We are looking forward to spending a great day with you. You can sign up for the JURE event as part of your conference registration.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Tanja Habermeyer (SIG 6 JURE coordinator) at or Salome Wagner (SIG 7 JURE coordinator) at

Important Dates

  • Submission opens

  • Extended submission deadline

  • Notification of acceptance and registration opens

  • Early bird registration deadline

  • Registration deadline for presenters

  • Final registration deadline

  • JURE social event

  • SIG 6 & 7 conference


Please note that the submission is already closed.

The submission process is completed. If you are interested in the summary of accepted submissions and the acceptance rationale, you can have a look at it here.

Calls for submissions and Guidelines

Submission guidelines

First call for submissions

Second call for submissions

Presentation formats

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Symposia include 4 closely related papers (12 minutes of presentation and 3 minutes for clarification questions) followed by a discussion by the discussant (10 minutes) and an exchange with the audience (15 minutes). Multiple time slots are already reserved for this presentation format.
The contributions should come from at least two different countries and three different universities (the contribution of a discussant counts as an extra country/ university). The overall proposal should include a general description (see requirements for symposium as a whole) and the paper contributions following the paper presentation format. Please prepare your proposal according to the submission guidelines.


Single paper

This format allows researchers to present their empirical or theoretical work. Presentations have a duration of 15 minutes (12 minutes of presentation and 3 minutes of discussion). Please prepare your proposal according to the submission guidelines.


Posters & Demonstrations

We plan for substantial length and high attendance poster sessions (including demo presentations). The sessions will start with 2-minutes Blitz presentations in plenary, ensuring enough time for discussion to make this an interactive format. Poster sessions last 60 minutes.

ICT Demonstrations allow presenters to display, explain and familiarize users with a potentially useful teaching or research tool or method. The presentation may include references to completed research, but the point of the session is to demonstrate the tool, not present the research for criticism. The audience may offer their viewpoints and share their experiences with similar tools or different tools for the same purpose.

Please prepare your proposal according to the submission guidelines.


No-or-not-perfect data presentations

This format allows presenters to present and discuss empirical work at an early stage (research ideas or work in progress). Presentations last 15 minutes (8 minutes of presentations and 7 minutes of discussion). Please prepare your proposal according to the submission guidelines.



Conference Registration Fee

We made an effort to keep the registration fees low while allowing for a great conference experience. The networking dinner is included in the fees.

*To benefit from the special member rates for the conference, it is necessary to be an EARLI/JURE member beforehand or make sure that you updated your EARLI membership. Once your membership for the year 2024 has been paid and approved by the EARLI office, you will be able to register with the EARLI/ JURE member conference fee.

Please note that for updating or creating a new JURE membership, you will need to send proof of your JURE status via email to the EARLI office.

To register for the conference, please click here and fill out the form: Register now!

During the registration process, you can also sign up for the conference dinner and our social activities.
Please note that you are expected to read and sign our Conference Code of Conduct, the general EARLI Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct, and the Privacy policy during the registration process. This is a requirement for being able to attend the conference.

Please note that the number of participants is limited to 200 people. If you really want to attend the conference, make sure you register early.

The early bird registration deadline ends on June 16, 2024. So make sure to register before that time to benefit from low conference fees. Presenters should complete their registration until June 25, 2024. The final registration deadline is July 14, 2024.

Code of conduct

EARLI is committed to provide the best possible circumstances in which its members can positively and safely share their research and exchange their ideas.

This 2024 EARLI SIG 6 and 7 Conference should be an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone.

It is therefore a requirement for participation in this year's conference to read the EARLI Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct as well as our Conference Code of Conduct, to agree to both as part of the registration process, and to behave accordingly.

Furthermore, we have set up a “Safe Conference Care Team” (SCCT) that people can contact during the conference if any issues emerge by speaking to them personally during the conference or by sending them an e-mail:

We count on the collaboration of all attendees to enable a safe, enjoyable, and productive conference for all participants. Thank you for contributing to a safe 2024 EARLI SIG 6 and 7 Conference!

Conference Venue

Welcome to Tübingen, in the south of Germany!

University of Tübingen - Brechtbau


Please note that due to the unexpectedly high number of submissions, we have changed the venue for the conference. The conference will now take place in the Brechtbau.

The conference takes place at the Brechtbau next to the main library of the University of Tübingen.

Wilhelmstraße 50
D-72074 Tübingen, Germany

The Brechtbau located close to the centre of the old town on the univerity campus, a 10-minute walk from the previous venue and next to the bus stops "Neue Aula" or "Lothar-Meyer-Bau".


For the period from December 1st, 2023 room contingents are available in the following Tübingen hotels. To benefit from the contingent, please reserve your room by e-mail and use the keyword "SIG 6-7"

Hotel DOMIZIL Tübingen

The DOMIZIL is conveniently yet quietly located on the romantic banks of the Neckar in Tübingen - the picturesque old town right in front of your eyes and only a few minutes' walk away. It is a 15 min. walking distance to the conference venue and 5 min. to walk to the main station. You can reach the location in 8 minutes by bus.

Single room: 130,00€ per night

Double room: 175,00€ per night

Double room with Neckar view: 189,00€ per night

Breakfast buffet, wifi and VAT are included in the prices.

The room contingent is available until July 10, 2024.

booking via:

Ibis Styles Tübingen

The ibis Styles Tübingen offers modern and comfortably furnished rooms as well as the hotel restaurant The Bull pub & bar. The hotel is located close to the main train station and the Ammer stream. It is a 5-minute walk to the Neckar Bridge and 20 minutes to the conference venue. You can reach the location in 10 minutes by bus.

Single room: 115,00€ per night

Double room: 125€ per night

Breakfast, wifi, coffe, tea, and warter during the day and VAT are included in the prices.

The room contingent is available until July 3, 2024.

booking via:

Further recommendations

Hotel Meteora

Single room: from 78,00€

Double room: from 108,00€

5-min walk to the conference venue, and 30 min by foot or 10 min by bus to the main station.

Hotel am Schloss

Single room: from 94,00 €

Double room comfort: from 138,00 €

The hotel is located right next to the castle. It is a 15-minute walk to the conference venue an 10 minutes to the main station. You can reach the location in 10 minutes by bus.

Organizing Committee

The conference is organized by SIG 6 and SIG 7.

Juliette Désiron

SIG 7 coordinator

University of Zürich, Switzerland

Salome Wagner

SIG 7 JURE coordinator

University of Tübingen, Germany

Vincent Hoogerheide

SIG 7 coordinator

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Sascha Schneider

SIG 6 coordinator

University of Zürich, Switzerland

Tanja Habermeyer

SIG 6 JURE coordinator

University of Zürich, Switzerland

Julian Roelle

SIG 6 coordinator

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact: