Björn Fisseler

Björn Fisseler
FernUniversität in Hagen · Fakultät für Psychologie

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April 2017 - present
FernUniversität in Hagen
Position
  • Research Associate
October 2012 - March 2017
FernUniversität in Hagen
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2007 - September 2012
Technische Universität Dortmund
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (27)
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The focus of this chapter is those practitioners (stakeholders) operating in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), disability and higher education who have a potentially important role to play in developing and implementing ICT-related practices that can facilitate positive learning experiences for students with disabilities...
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The current debate on digitisation in education highlights the challenges of preparing stu-dents for an education in the digital world. This is complicated by questions of participa-tion and inclusion. With Universal Design for Learning there is a concept to integrate more technology and digitisation into the lessons and to use it for inclusion. It...
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The focus of this chapter is the accessibility of the websites of postsecondary/higher education institutions. We will critique the ability and willingness of these institutions to respond to anti-discrimination and equality legislation by addressing the access needs of the increasing number of disabled students who are enrolling in postsecondary/h...
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Despite of the popularity of emphasizing diversity information on university websites surprisingly little is known about if how and why diversity recruitment strategies actually affect students’ enrollment decisions. To gain insight into this question this paper introduces and tests a model applying general social psychological theorizing to the re...
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Higher education institutions want to know who attends the programs they offer, which of their student are successful and who is at risk of dropping out and leaving. Often they conduct surveys or int erview their students, but this is not always useful, especially when trying to reach students who already dropped out of higher education. At the sam...
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Der Beitrag befasst sich mit dem Thema Universal Design, ein aus den USA kommendes Konzept, das zunächst in den Bereichen Produktdesign und Architektur entstand. Ziel des Universal Design ist die Bedarfe möglichst vieler Menschen zu berücksichtigen. Der Autor zeigt, dass sich das Konzept über die ursprünglichen Bereiche hinweg entwickelt hat und bs...
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Das in den USA entwickelte Konzept des Universal Designs verspricht, Vielfalt auch und gerade in Studium und Lehre zu berücksichtigen. Dabei haben sich eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Varianten ausgebildet, bspw. Universal Design for Learning, Universal Design of Instruction oder Universal Design of Education. In Deutschland werden diese Konzepte b...
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Current higher education is characterized by a proliferation of distance education programs and by an increasing inclusion of nontraditional students. In this study we investigated whether and to what extent nontraditional students are particularly at risk for attrition (vs. graduating) from distance education programs. We conducted a secondary ana...
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Zusammenfassung der Dissertation nach § 11 der Promotionsordnung der Fakultät Rehabilitationswissenschaften: Im deutschsprachigen Raum findet kaum Forschung zur Barrierefreiheit von E-Learning an Hochschulen statt. Es gibt zwar einzelne Projekte, in denen barrierefreie Bildungsangebote für spezifische Zielgruppen realisiert werden, aber Studien zur...
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The article describes possible barriers in e-learning and educational technology for people with disabilities. It starts with an overview of the different ways disabled people work with computers and assistive technology. Then several examples of creating accessible content and communication are provided. But because accessibility is not only about...
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Tutoring, Mentoring und Peer Consulting: Studentische Beratungstätigkeiten erfüllen traditionell eine wichtige Funktion im Studium (vgl. im Überblick Wildt/Szczyrba/Wildt 2006). Im Rahmen von Studienreformprojekten und Initiativen zur Verbesserung der Studiensituation werden sie nun verstärkt an den Hochschulen nachgefragt. In einigen Fällen werden...

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