LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Franz Wortha, M.Sc.

My research interest lies in self-regulated learning when learning with computer-based learning environments with focus on metacognitive and affective processes. In particular, I am investigating how these processes unfold during self-regulatory activities depending on the learning domain, mode of interaction (i.e., touch-based vs. mouse-based), and how they are related to personal prerequisites.

 

I conduct my research at the intersection of psychology and computer science. More specifically, I analyze multi-channel process data (e.g., logfile/interaction, eye-tracking and physiological data) with state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and statistical modelling approaches to investigate self-regulated learning processes.

Research Interests

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2016 PhD student at LEAD Graduate School and Research Network
2013 - 2016 Master of Science, Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden
2014 - 2015 J1 Research Internship, Laboratory for the Study of Metacognition and Advanced Learning Technologies, North Carolina State University
2011 - 2016

Research Assistant, Chair of Business Administration, Human Resources and Work Science, Dresden University of Applied Sciences

2009 - 2013 Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Dresden University of Applied Sciences

Publications

Publications

  • Azevedo, R., Mudrick, N., Taub, M., & Wortha, F. (2017). Coupling between Metacognition and Emotions during STEM Learning with Advanced Learning Technologies: A Critical Analysis, Implications for Future Research, and Design of Learning Systems. Teachers College Record, 119, 1-18.
     
  • von der Weth, R., Seipel, D., Nogatz, F., Schubach, K., Werner, A., & Wortha, F. (2016). Modellierung von handlungswissen aus fragmentiertem und heterogenem rohdatenmaterial durch inkrementelle verfeinerung in einem regelbanksystem. Journal Psychologie des Alltagshandelns, 9, 33-48.

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Polgar, S., Mychajliw, C., Wortha, F., Ninaus, M., & Holz, H. (2018, September). Towards the development of a tablet-based screening for cognitive symptoms of neuropsychiatric disorders. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct (pp. 253-260). New York, NY: ACM.

 

Conference Contributions

  • Wortha, F., Scatturin, L., Brucker, B., & Gerjets, P. (2018, August). Art learning with touch devices: The impact of hand proximity to pop-up information on learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) special interest group (SIG 2): Comprehension of text and graphics. Freiburg, Germany.
  • Wortha, F., Brucker, B., & Gerjets, P. (2018, August). Response confidence and study medium: Does touch-based interaction affect metacognitive accuracy. Poster presented at the meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) special interest group (SIG 16): Metacognition. Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Wortha, F., Appel, T., Gerjets, P., & Kasneci, E. (2018, June). Predicting conceptual understanding in art learning from eye-movements and metacognitive judgments. Poster presented at the meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). special interest group (SIG 27): Online measures of learning processes. Warsaw: Poland.
  • Wortha, F., Azevedo, R., Taub, M., Mudrick, N. V., Martin, S. A., Millar, G. C., and Narciss, S. (2016, August). Judgments of learning during learning with hypermedia – How do they affect study time allocation and study behaviors?. Paper presented at meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) special interest group (SIG 16): Metacognition, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Wortha, F., Azevedo, R., Taub, M., Mudrick, N. V., Martin, S. A., Millar, G. C., and Narciss, S. (2016, April). Emotion profiles: The importance of emotions during learning with a multi-agent hypermedia-learning environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • Taub, M., Azevedo, R., Martin, S. A., Millar, G. C., & Wortha, F. (2016, April). Aligning log-file and facial expression data to validate assumptions linking SRL, metacognitive monitoring, and emotions during learning with a multi-agent hypermedia-learning environment. Structured poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Awards

  • Polgar, S., Mychajliw, C., Wortha, F., Ninaus, M., & Holz, H. (2018, September). Best Poster Award at 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: Barcelona, Spain.
  • Wortha, F. (2016, November). Werner-Straub-Preis of the Department of Psychology at Technische Universität Dresden for Master’s Degree.