Martin Rehm

Martin Rehm
Universität Regensburg | UR · Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik II

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Introduction
I am currently working as the Project Manager (Chief Data Wrangler) for the project "SOSNetLab – A Smart Toolkit for Knowledge Brokers to Visualize Social Opportunity Spaces" (cooperation between University of California, San Diego & University of Regensburg - financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). My research interests include informal learning in social media, social opportunity spaces, and applying mixed methods to assess the educational value of social media.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - February 2022
University of Education of Weingarten
Position
  • Project Manager
December 2013 - August 2017
University of Duisburg-Essen
Position
  • PostDoc Position
December 2013 - present
Maastricht University
Position
  • Affiliated Researcher
Education
September 1998 - August 2003
Maastricht University
Field of study
  • Labour Economics

Publications

Publications (79)
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Breastfeeding is one of many health practices known to support the survival and health of mother and infant, yet low breastfeeding rates persist globally. These rates may be influenced by limited diffusion of evidence-based research and guidelines from the scientific community (SC). As recently highlighted by the National Academy of Sciences, there...
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The importance of breastfeeding for maternal and infant health is well‐established, yet complex and intertwined sociocultural barriers contribute to suboptimal breastfeeding rates in most countries. Large‐scale campaigns for evidence dissemination and promotion through targeted interventions on social media may help overcome some of these barriers....
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Social media now offer multiple parties inside and outside politics (e.g., teachers) the opportunity to start bottom-up initiatives and to use their online acquired social capital to exert real influence on policy processes. This development has multiple implications, because it is becoming increasingly difficult for governments to steer the inform...
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Across the globe researchers are using social network analysis (SNA) to better understand the visible and invisible relations between people. While substantial progress has been made in the last 20 years in terms of quantitative modelling and processing techniques of SNA, there is an increased call for SNA researchers to embrace and mix methods dev...
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Social media has attracted considerable scholarly interest. Previous research has demonstrated the need for a more comprehensive overview of social media research across diverse disciplines. However, there is a lack of research that identifies the scope of social media integration across educational settings and how it relates to research in other...
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Die Corona-Pandemie hat eine unumstrittene Auswirkung auf unser Zusammenleben. Auch Schulen und LehrerInnen mussten sich in kürzester Zeit auf die neuen Umstände einstellen. In diesem Kontext sind viele LehrerInnen in sozialen Medien aktiv geworden, um relevante und praxis-orientierte Informationen zu sammeln und sich untereinander auszutauschen. E...
Technical Report
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FÜR WEN SIND DIESE LEITLINIEN UND EMPFEHLUNGEN GEDACHT? Dieser Bericht soll Holocaust-Museen und -Gedenkstätten eine Reihe von Leitlinien und Empfehlungen an die Hand geben, um dem Phänomen der Holocaust-Verzerrung auf Social-Media- Kanälen zu begegnen. Da diese Einrichtungen zunehmend wichtige Eckpfeiler gegen die Verzerrung des Holocausts darste...
Technical Report
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Executive summary The context. Abuse, excuse, misrepresentation and manipulation of the history of the Holocaust are far from a fringe phenomenon. They have an international dimension and considerable weight (e.g., governments that seek to minimize their historical responsibility, conspiracy theorists who accuse Jews of exaggerating their suffering...
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Abusi, scuse, travisamenti e manipolazioni della storia della Shoah si possono riscontrare a tutti i livelli della società. Si tratta di un fenomeno tutt'altro che marginale: se ne possono trovare esempi nei governi che cercano di minimizzare la loro responsabilità storica, nei teorici della cospirazione che accusano gli ebrei di esagerare le loro...
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We examine the process of increasing the integration of research and evidence into education practice and policy through the lens of knowledge mobilization. Using qualitative methods, we examine the experiences of knowledge brokers - those who facilitate the exchange of knowledge between individuals and organizations - throughout the education sect...
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Emotions in online collaboration have been largely neglected or considered as a static phenomenon. Therefore, the present study aims to explore dynamics of emotional reactions in online collaboration of Communities of Learners (CoL) based on the Emotions as Social Information (EASI) Theory. In addition, relationships between emotional reactions and...
Technical Report
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Abuse, excuse, misrepresentation and manipulation of the history of the Holocaust can be found at all levels of society. This is far from a fringe phenomenon: examples may be found in governments that seek to minimize their historical responsibility, conspiracy theorists who accuse Jews of exaggerating their suffering for financial gain, and online...
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Digital technologies and social media platforms have been used in museum communication for over a decade now, and Holocaust museums have increasingly adopted them in their modes of commemoration and provision of educational content. Nevertheless, very limited research has been conducted into the potential of social media as new memory ecologies. In...
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Social media offers teachers and other educational professionals the opportunity to engage into discussions about (educational) leadership and acquire social capital. In this context, social media platforms, such as Twitter, are increasingly utilized to share resources and initiate relevant discussions about (educational) policy. Yet, while “tweeti...
Technical Report
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In this report, we present the findings of a Delphi Study aimed at validating a framework which has been designed to analyse Holocaust-related content published on the social media profiles of Holocaust museums. The study may also be considered as a pedagogical tool for teachers to provide orientation for conducting their own analysis or research a...
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Since the coronavirus pandemic, the ability to reach others across virtual space has become a prominent, widespread phenomenon. Within social media, social and professional discourse extends across fields. Socialmedia, considered by many as the Fifth Estate, redefines network influence and provides an outlet for historically underrepresented voices...
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Educational leadership is a widely discussed topic in educational science. However, although the study of socialnetworks in (informal) educational settings is gaining interest in recent years, the intersection between leadership and online social networks has received limited attention. This article investigates the informal sets of networks in bot...
Technical Report
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In this report, we present the findings of a survey which was aimed at investigating if and how a large sample of Holocaust museums and memorials use Social Media (SM) in their communication channels. The findings reported in this study reflect the responses of 69 Holocaust museums and memorials from across the world. The most representative countr...
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The use of digital technologies and social media has become an increasingly significant means for engagement in many fields, and that of cultural heritage is no exception. Specifically, Holocaust museums have long been committed to providing historical and educational content to their audiences, and to this end digital communication channels and so...
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Using social media is one important strategy to communicate research and public health guidelines to the scientific community and general public. Empirical evidence about which communication strategies are effective around breastfeeding messaging is scarce. To fill this gap, we aimed to identify influencers in the largest available Twitter database...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a wide range of challenges for school leaders that they now (rapidly) have to address. Consequently, they also turn to informal learning networks, in order to share and collect information and reach out to their communities. In this context, the current study investigates the underlying networks structures among sch...
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Hochschulen und andere Bildungseinrichtungen sind vermehrt aufgerufen, die Ergebnisse aus Lehre und Forschung zu nutzen, um zur Lösung der wachsenden gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen beizutragen. Diese sogenannte dritte Mission des Transfers erfährt seither viel Aufmerksamkeit. Offen bleibt allerdings die Frage, was verschiedenen Hochschultypen...
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Using Twitter to implement public health awareness campaigns is on the rise, but campaign monitoring and evaluation are largely dependent on basic Twitter Analytics. To establish the potential of social network theory-based metrics in better understanding public health campaigns, we analyzed real-time user interactions on Twitter during the 2020 Wo...
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Nur wenige Studien haben bis dato untersucht, wie Holocaust-Organisationen Soziale Medien in ihrer Öffentlichkeits- und Bildungsarbeit einsetzen. Diese Studie präsentiert die Resultate einer Literaturrecherche zur Nutzung von sozialen Medien für die Holocaust-Gedenkarbeit und -Erziehung sowie die Ergebnisse einer quantitativen Vorstudie zur Twitter...
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Der Artikel beschreibt das Evaluationskonzept des Kompetenzzentrums Medien. Dieses wurde 2018 gegründet und ist Teil des Instituts für Bildungsconsulting der Pädagogischen Hochschule Weingarten, welches vom BMBF innerhalb der Exzellenzinitiative „Innovative Hochschule“ gefördert wird. Basierend auf dem Konzept des Community Based Research (Jason &...
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Digitisation has established itself as the change maker par excellence in business, science and society. Infrastructures, working methods and skills are at the forefront of many debates and increasingly determine the future viability of entire industries. We have obviously embraced the permanent change with increasing acceleration. But: Where is th...
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Background/Context: Teachers and educational professionals can draw on (informal) networks to foster their professional development. Moreover, a growing number of studies have shown that teachers use social networking sites (SNSs), such as Twitter, to keep up to date with the latest news on education and share resources with colleagues. Additionall...
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Leadership is one of the most examined concepts in the literature, and while the study of social networks is also gaining interest, the intersection between leadership and online social networks has received limited attention. The key notion underlying most leadership research is that the behaviors or attributes of a leader matter for a variety of...
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This chapter welcomes the reader to the study of social media in education. It begins with a description of the background, ranging from general use of social media in today's society to the importance of social media in education. The study of social media in education will inevitably draw on interdisciplinary concepts and networks of relationship...
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This study explores Wikipedia as a site for learning. It traces how people learn to become Wikipedia editors through engagement in an editathon, a training event for people who want to become a volunteer editor. The study is original in its emphasis on the various types of knowledge editors acquire as they develop expertise. Determining the knowled...
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Dieses Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit der Fragestellung, inwiefern informelles Lernen in sozialen Medien stattfinden kann. Hierzu wird zunächst festgehalten, dass formelle Angebote zur beruflichen Weiterentwicklung alleine nur in einem gewissen Maße zur beruflichen Weiterentwicklung von Individuen beitragen können. Im Gegensatz hierzu bieten informel...
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With the growing availability and potential of online learning tools, a wide range of new methodologies can be used to foster professional teacher development (Chalmers & Keown, 2006). Participants can not only collect resources, but also actively engage in the evaluation of content and the collaborative development of a joint knowledge base (Kerre...
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Informelles Lernen nimmt eine immer wichtigere Rolle im Rahmen der beruflichen Weiterbildung von Lehrkräften ein (Eraut 2004). Erworbenes Wissen und berufsspezifische Fähigkeiten alleine reichen als Voraussetzung für eine Beschäftigung nicht mehr aus um für die Implementation neuer Lehr-/Lernansätze und die Sicherung der Qualität der Veranstaltunge...
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Das Internet entwickelt sich zunehmend zu einem Raum, der ganz selbstverständlich für Lernzwecke genutzt wird, nicht unbedingt als Ersatz für traditionelle Räume des Lernens face-to-face in Schulungen und Lehrgängen, aber in Kombination und Erweiterung traditioneller Angebote. Hiervon ausgehend diskutiert der Beitrag die Möglichkeiten sowie die Bed...
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p class="Standard1">African PhD fellows who are interested in completing (part of) their research in Europe cannot always afford to leave their place of residency for prolonged periods of time. Yet, young researchers from African countries might be searching for particular guidance from experts in their field that might not be accessible in their h...
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Informal learning in blended and online settings plays an increasingly important role in the continuous professional development of individuals. Yet, how do individuals engage into these types of activities? We argue that social capital theory can provide valuable insights into how people behave and decide to take part in (in)formal learning. Using...
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Learning analytics, as a means to visualize learning, has been repeatedly suggested to enhance learners' and teachers' self-reflection in online learning processes. Departing from this notion, we propose a combination of this visual approach to learning analytics with the concept of social presence, thereby acknowledging social aspects of online le...
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Communities of Learning (CoL) have been suggested to facilitate the learning process among participants of online trainings. Yet, previous studies often detached participants from the social context in which learning took place. The present study addresses this shortcoming by providing empirical evidence from 25 CoL of a global organization, where...
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In recent years, both the demand for and the supply of graduate education have blossomed throughout higher education. While this development can be perceived as beneficial for universities and postgraduate research institutes, an increasing number of scholars have pointed towards the potential challenges it presents. More specifically, Pearson (199...
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Das Internet bietet eine Umgebung für den sozialen Austausch von Wissen. Der Beitrag erläutert das Konzept des sozialen Lernens und zeigt unterschiedliche Reichweiten des sozialen Lernens anhand von Beispielen auf. Er stellt ein Rahmenmodell vor, das verschiedene Ansätze zur Erklärung sozialen Lernens zusammenführt. Erläutert wird, welche Anforderu...
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Communities of Learning (CoL) are an innovative methodological tool to stimulate knowledge creation and diffusion within organizations. However, past research has largely overlooked how participants’ hierarchical positions influence their behavior within CoL. We address this shortcoming and provide empirical evidence on 25 CoL for a global training...
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The continuous professional development of teachers has been identified as a pivotal element in the provision of high quality education (e.g. Hokka & Etelapelto, 2013). Additionally, Paavola and colleagues (2004) stipulated that this development is fostered while collaborating in social networks composed of diverse groups of people. In this context...
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Collaborative tagging systems (CTS) can promote the development of Networks of Practice (NoP) among professionals. Yet, previous research has neglected whether and to what extend teachers actively engage into such collaborative tagging activities. The present study addresses this shortcoming by providing preliminary results from a German CTS for te...
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Communities of Learning (CoL) kunnen het leerproces van deelnemers binnen online leer modules bevorderen. Eerder onderzoek heeft echter hiërarchische posities als een drempel voor collaboratieve leerprocessen vaak geneeerd. Dit artikel gaat in op deze tekortkomingen door het uitvoeren van empirische studies over 25 CoL ingericht als onderdeel van p...
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The continuous professional development of teachers is a pivotal element in the provision of high quality education. Additionally, it has been suggested that this development is supported while collaborating in social networks composed of diverse groups of people. In this context, virtual Networks of Practice (NoP) have received a growing amount of...
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Facilitating an interpersonal knowledge transfer among employees constitutes a key building block in setting up organizational training initiatives. With practitioners and researchers looking for innovative training methods, online Communities of Learning (CoL) have been promoted as a promising methodology to foster this kind of transfer. However,...
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Communities of Learning (CoL) are suggested to facilitate the co-construction of knowledge among participants of online trainings. Yet, previous studies often detached participants from the social context in which learning took place. The manuscript addresses this shortcoming by providing empirical evidence from 30 CoL of a global organization, whe...
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This volume takes a look at the emergence of open education as a concept, a production process and a delivery preference in the world of education and learning. Drawing on early lessons from around the globe the book lays out how formal education, workplace learning and lifelong learning have been impacted so far by open education and how they stan...
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In light of growing complexity and volatility in the world, universities are challenged to tackle interconnected, ill-defined problems in need of innovative solutions. Yet, higher education finds difficulty in organizing initiatives to address such issues and continues to structure solutions in traditional, hierarchical, and restrictive ways. In co...
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The present paper will investigate how web 2.0 tools can contribute to the goal of sharing (tacit) knowledge amongst young researchers from different disciplines, and investigate the factors influencing the take-up of such tools. To this end, we will first describe how a Dutch university has addressed this issue by means of a blog that is developed...
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Communities of Learning (CoL) have become a popular methodology for organizational training initiatives (Rehm, 2009). While such communities allow employees to collaboratively upgrade their knowledge and skills, they also enable participants to get in touch with colleagues from all over the world (de Bruyn, 2004). Nonetheless, in order to become an...
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Facilitating an interpersonal knowledge transfer among employees constitutes a key building block in setting up organizational training initiatives (Argote & Ingram, 2000). With practitioners and researchers alike looking for innovative training methods (Yamnill & McLean, 2001), online Communities of Learning (CoL) have been promoted as a promising...
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The present paper will investigate how web 2.0 tools can contribute to the goal of sharing (tacit) knowledge amongst young researchers from different disciplines, and investigate the factors influencing the take-up of such tools. To this end, we will first describe how a Dutch university has addressed this issue by means of a blog that is developed...
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Driven by today’s knowledge economy, many organizations have started looking for innovative methods to train their staff (Yamnill & MacLean, 2001). In this context, online Communities of Learning (CoL) have received a growing amount of attention among practitioners and researchers alike (Rehm, 2009). Yet, despite positive business showcases, empiri...
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Organizational learning has been identified as a pivotal aspect in contributing to the competitive advantage of organizations (e.g. Argote & Ingram, 2000). However, despite ambiguous results on their effectiveness, traditional programs continue to dominate organizational learning initiatives. In this context, Communities of Learning (CoL) are an in...
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The importance of organizational knowledge in contributing to the competitive advantage of organizations is well documented (e.g. Argote & Ingram, 2000). Moreover, Communities of Learning (CoL) have been suggested as a useful tool for the process of stimulating knowledge creation and diffusion among members of an organization’s workforce. However,...
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Universities are continuously looking for new ways to teach their students. Here, SecondLife (SL) has become an extremely popular medium in recent years, as it has been suggested to provide a student-centered immersive virtual environment, unlocking creative problem solving and offering a deeper level of collaborative learning. However, although th...
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The growth of available online learning programmes has created a wide range of new ways for global organizations to train their staff effectively. Previously, global training entailed substantial costs for organizations – costs that had to be endured if the knowledge and skills of the workforce were to be updated. In this context, virtual ‘communit...
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An increasing number of students are choosing to follow a bachelor or master program at a foreign university. As the transparency in higher education is still limited, a student might make an inefficient decision when selecting a program. Several studies have found that lack of knowledge, skills, or academic integration lead to higher drop-out rate...
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This paper is based on experiences with remedial online learning from a national collaboration initiative in the Netherlands involving the University of Amsterdam, Erasmus Rotterdam University and Maastricht University (www.web-spijkeren.nl). The central question is how prior knowledge tests and online remedial summer courses can contribute to miti...
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De heterogeniteit van de instroom bij hogeronderwijsinstellingen zal in de komende jaren toenemen door een toename in het aantal buitenlandse studenten en door de ‘gevolgen’ van tweede fase van het studiehuis. Voor sommige studenten is het gebrek aan voorkennis zelfs zo groot dat bijspijkeronderwijs voorafgaande aan de opleiding noodzakelijk is. Di...