Peter Baumgartner was born 1953 in Vienna, Austria. He studied sociology at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctoral degree in 1980. After working for a couple of years as a freelance scientist and consultant for the Austrian Government and different universities he went as an assistant professor to the University of Klagenfurt. 1992 he wrote his habilitation thesis on “Background Knowledge – Groundwork for a Critique of Computational Reason” and published it (in German).
After several research leaves (1983: Universidad Autónoma de Mexico, 1989: Institute of Cognitive Studies at University of California in Berkeley, 1994: GMD, now Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft St. Augustin in Germany) and different positions as university professor (Muenster/Germany, Innsbruck/Austria, FernUniversitaet in Hagen). Peter Baumgartner is now full professor for Technology enhanced learning and Multimedia at Danube University Krems, the first European university especialised in Continuing Education. He is the head of the Department of Interactive Media and Educational Technology.
Main Research Interests:
- learning theory
- eLearning scenarios
- blended learning arrangements
- didactics and teacher training
- strategies for the organisational implementation of eLearning and evaluation methodology