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Dr. Christian Glahn

Dr. Christian Glahn

Dr. Christian Glahn

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
FG Data Management and Visualisation
Schloss 1
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 50 17

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer for Digitization and Data Science

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Adaptive process design and orchestration, Mobile seamless learning, Mixed reality environments, Human factors in digital transformation, Multi-modal learning analytics, Educational Technologies, Technology enhanced learning, Mobile App Development, IT System Integration, XAPI, Group Concept Mapping

Professional milestones

Prof. für Blended Learning & Leiter Blended Learning Center, HTW Chur
Researcher am Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich
Assistant Professor, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies, Open Universiteit Nederland
Researcher am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Researcher im Research Studio eLearning, Austrian Research Centers, Innsbruck, Austria

Educational background

Dr. in Educational Technologies/Information and Knowledge Systems at the Open Universiteit Nederland (OUNL)
M.Sc. in Educational Sciences at Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, Austria

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Tan, E., Specht, M., & Glahn, C. (2019). Designing mobile inquiry-based learning activities: Learners agency and technological affordances. Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Learning. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 11-13 April 2019.

C.-K. Looi, L.-H. Wong, C. Glahn, & S. Cai (Eds., 2019). Seamless Learning: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities. Singapore: Springer-Nature.

Glahn, C. (2019). “Measuring the Digital Transformation of Education and Teaching.” In A. Elci, L. L. Beith, A. Elci (eds.), Handbook of Research on Faculty Development for Digital Teaching and Learning, pp. 379-401. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Glahn, C. & Gruber, M.R. (2019). Designing for great teaching with learning design cards. Eduhub Days 2019, Zürich, 13-14 Feb. 2019.

Glahn, C., & Gruber, M.R. (2018). “Learning Design for Teachers in a Hurry.” Proceedings of the Online Educa Berlin. Berlin, Germany: 5-7 Dec. 2018.

Glahn, C. & Mazza, R. (2018). Integrating Native Mobile Apps into Institutional Educational-technology Ecosystems. Proceedings of the International Conference for Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn2018). Chicago, IL: IAmLearn.

Glahn, C. (2018). “Concepts and Challenges for xAPI in TEL Applications.” Proceedings of the workshop xAPI and Beyond: Smart Approaches to Interoperability for Learning Analytics. Leeds, UK: 4 Sep. 2018.

Glahn, C., & Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L. (Eds., 2018). Proceedings of the 13th EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium, Leeds, UK, September 3rd, 2018.

Glahn, C. & Gruber, M.R. (2018). „Mobile Blended Learning”. In C. De Witt & C. Gloerfeld (Eds.) Handbuch Mobile Learning, pp. 303-320. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Glahn, C. (2018). 10th eduhub days, 18 years Swiss Virtual Campus. Keynote at the eduhub days 2018, 31. January 2018, Luzern, Switzerland.

Glahn, C. (2018). Mobile Learning in Swiss Higher Education. Eduhub Days 2018, Luzern, 31 Jan. – 1 Feb. 2018.

Gruber, M. R. & Glahn, C. (2017). From Summative to Formative Assessment in the Flipped Classroom using the Mobler App. Eduhub Days 2017, Lugano, 9-10 Feb. 2017.

Glahn, C. (2016). “Bridging XAPI into Higher Education: Learning Analytics, Ownership, and Privacy.” Proceedings of the Online Educa Berlin. Berlin, Germany: 1-2 Dec. 2016.

Glahn, C. (2016). Challenges and Barriers for Mobile Learning in Security and Defense Organizations. In J. Traxler & A. Kukulska-Hulme (Eds.). Mobile Learning – the Next Generation, pp. 179-189. London, Routledge.

Glahn, C. (2016). “EduID Mobile App.” Poster at the SWITCH ICT Focus. Lausanne, Switzerland, 21-22 Nov. 2016.

Glahn, C. (2016). Unleashing interaction – XAPI and Moodle. Minutes of the Swiss Academic Moodle Usergroup. Zürich, Switzerland: Eduhub.

Glahn, C. (2015). Mobile Seamless Learning in Security and Defense. In L.-H. Wong, M. Milrad, & M. Specht (Eds.) Seamless Learning in the age of mobile connectivity, pp. 377-396. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Glahn, C., Gruber, M.R., & Tartakovski, O. (2015). "Beyond Delivery Modes and Apps: A Case Study on Mobile Blended Learning in Higher Education". In C. Rensing, T. Klobucar & G. Conole (eds.) Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2015). Cambridge, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer International Publishing.

Glahn, C. & Gruber, M. R. (2015). Lessons learnt from using the Mobler App: from test questions to mobile formative assessment. Minutes of the Eduhub SIG E-Assessment. Olten, Switzerland: Eduhub.

Glahn, C. (2015). AR Discovery Challenges. AR Meeting at Enti Lab. 13 Oct. 2015: Barcelona, Spain. (Presentation available at