Daniel Ebbert

Daniel Ebbert

PhD student at the University of South Australia

University of South Australia


Daniel is a PhD student at the University of South Australia. After having worked in the field of providing educational technology to lecturers at universities in Germany he joined the University of South Australia to start his PhD. He aims to research how to improve educational videos provided to students at higher education institutions.

  • Self-regulated learning
  • Mind wandering
  • Learning Analytics
  • Video usage in higher education
  • PhD in Education, Started in 2022

    University of South Australia

  • Master of Science in Technical Communication, 2017

    University of Twente

  • Bachelor of Communication in Information Services and Management, 2015

    Saxion University of Applied Sciences


(2020). Digital teaching and learning of surgical skills (not only) during the pandemic: a report on a blended learning project. GMS Journal for Medical Education.

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Research Associate
Jan 2021 – Jun 2022 Cologne, Germany
Planning and setting up the lecture capture, video management and delivery service (educast.nrw) for all higher education institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. This includes requirement analysis, coordinating external contracts with internal software development as well as advising and supporting the participating higher education institutions.
Research Associate & System Administrator
Apr 2020 – Dec 2020 Osnabrück, Germany
Installing and maintaining the lecture capture and video management software Opencast for clients in the higher education sector.
Research Associate
Dec 2017 – Mar 2020 Münster, Germany
Managing the universities lecture recording system (Opencast), including coordinating the equipment of lecture halls with recording technology and advising the teaching staff on how to use the lecture capture system.
Research Assistant
Dec 2015 – Nov 2017 Münster, Germany
Planning and setting up a lecture capture system (Opencast) for the whole university, including market research on available software solutions, lecture hall equipment and integration in the learning platform (Moodle).
Research Intern
Feb 2015 – Jun 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania
Researching the information search behavior of foreign tourists in Vilnius. This was a cooperation between the Media Research Lab at Vilnius University and Saxion University of Applied Sciences to enable the writing of the bachelor thesis as part of an internship.