Dr. Christian Rapp

Dr. Christian Rapp

Dr. Christian Rapp
ZHAW School of Management and Law
St.-Georgen-Platz 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 56
christian.rapp@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Fellow
R&D

http://www.zid.zhaw.ch

Expertise and research interests

Technology-enhanced learning; Teaching/Learning/Researching with Web 2.0 / Social Media; Learning environments; Intelligent Tutoring Systems for academic writing instruction
Train-the-trainer in Switzerland and abroad (mostly Russia and Ukraine) for didactics of political science, activating methods, simulations
Research project management, including ‘lean & agile’ approaches
European Union Studies, Security Policy, Non-proliferation Policy

Educational background

Advanced professional training

June 2013-September 2014
Consultancy and Coaching
TOPS München-Berlin e.V.

October 2011 to November 2011
Research project management
Kanban in software development
Business Process Model and Notation 2.0

April 2011 – July 2011
Leadership employing Transactional Analysis (TA)
Seminar for Transactional Analysis Voralberg, Austria.

October 2009 – May 2011
Leadership and Consultancy of groups
Section of group dynamics of the German research association for group psychotherapy and group dynamics

October 2002 – October 2004
Baden- Württemberg Certificate of instructional competences in Higher Education
Centre for Higher Educational didactics in Baden-Württemberg

October 2002 – March 2003
Adult Education
Euro-School-Organisation

November 2002
Training as a moderator
Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation


PhD thesis defended January 2017. Title: “European Foreign Policy – a new framework for analysis”. University of Wuppertal.

2001: Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Essex, Thesis: “A rational actor approach to International Mediation”

1999: Undergraduate studies in Political Science, Psychology, Sociology at the Friedrich Al-exander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany

Professional milestones

Professional milestones

Since 2016
Coaquisition and coordination of EU Interreg Project "Basis Project Seamless Leaerning" within Internationl Lake Constance University Lab "SeaL - Seamless Learning in Lake Constance area". Project duration: 01.2017-12.2020. (http://www.seamless-learning.eu/)

November 2014 - April 2015
Visiting researcher at "iSchool@UBC: School of Library, Archival and Information Studies", University of British Columbia (with Caroline Haythornthwaite), Vancouver in framwework of EU FP7 IRSES project IFA

Since 2012
Acquisition and Coordination of EU FP7 Era.NET RUS project: Social Media as a Catalyser for Cross National Learning (SoMeCat)" (www.somecat.org). In cooperation with the
University of Perm, Russia; Ankara University, Turkey; Centre for Technology and Society TU Berlin, Germany. www.eranet-rus.eu/en/175.php (Project Number: 30)

Acquisition and Coordination of a three year research project/ institutional partnership granted by Swiss National Science Foundation "Implementing state-of-the-art didactics/ methods and research tools in academic teaching" with partners from Armenia (Yerevan), Ukraine (Kiev) and Russia (Voronzeh). p3.snf.ch/project-137406

2009 – 2013
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland. Research Fellow, Deputy director of the Centre for Education and New Learning, Establish-ing and Leading the research team

Since 2007 / 08
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law, Winterthur,
Switzerland. Institute for Business Technology. Lecturer in the Master of Business Technology

2007 – 2009
Nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research GmbH, Berlin
Project coordinator of research project „Terrorism and Internet: old threats - new channels“ in cooperation with Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University Israel and NATO

Since 2002
Foundations for Civic Education, German Army, EU Commission representation Munich, Higher Education Institutions
Freelance lecturer and moderator, one employee
Seminar in international politic issues: Politics, Conflict prevention and intervention, EU, didactics of civic education and competence elements for German and international audience, moderation of public participation procedures.

2001 – 2004
Agora company, www.gesellschaft-agora.de
Civic Education, Knowledge transfer using new media
Freelancer

Membership of networks

Projects

Project team leader

Project team member

Publications

Books and editorships

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European foreign policy––A new framework for analysis.

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Wuppertal: Universität Wuppertal.

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Recherche 2.0

: Finden und Weiterverarbeiten in Studium und Beruf.

Heidelberg: Springer VS.

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Old threats, new channels. The Internet as a tool for terrorists.

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In: NATO Science for Peace. .: IOS Press.

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Die EU verstehen. Multimedia CD-ROM

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.: Klett.

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Effiziente Internetnutzung für Schule und Hochschule

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Stuttgart: ..

Peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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Electronic writing support in secondary and higher education: approaches, ideas, and examples

: Symposium conducted at EATAW 2017 conference..

In: 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing. London: EATAW. Peer reviewed.

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Enriching Higher Education with Social Media: Development and Evaluation of Social Media Toolkit

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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). Special issue on Advances in Research on Social Networking in Open and Distributed Learning., Vol 18 , 1. Peer reviewed.

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Learning Analytics in Academic Writing Instruction – Opportunities Provided by Thesis Writer (TW)

: In press.

In: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI). Series of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik, . Peer reviewed.

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Scaling Academic Writing Instruction: Evaluation of a Scaffolding Tool (Thesis Writer).

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International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Peer reviewed.

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Seamless Learning in Lake Constance Region

: In press.

In: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI). Series of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik, . Peer reviewed.

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e-Tutor – scaling staff development in the area of e-Learning competences.

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L@S '16 Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale 327-328 . Peer reviewed.

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e-Tutor: A Multilingual Open Educational Resource for Faculty Development to Teach Online

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International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17, 5. Peer reviewed.

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EXPLORATION OF TEACHING PREFERENCES OF INSTRUCTORS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning , 19, 1. Peer reviewed.

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Seamless Learning in Lake Constance Region

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Paper accepted at 9th European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop. Oldenburg. 4-6 October 2016. Peer reviewed.

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Thesis Writer (TW) – Tapping Scale Effects in Academic Writing Instruction.

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L@S '16 Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale 325-326. Peer reviewed.

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Thesis Writer: Eine Web-basierte Lernumgebung zur Unterstützung von Schreibenden in Deutsch und Englisch (L1 und L2).

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Drittes Symposium zur Unterstützung von L2-Schreibkompetenzen an deutschsprachigen Universitäten. 7. bis 8. April 2016 am Sprachenzentrum der Technischen Universität München Peer reviewed.

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A Toolkit for Supporting Higher Education Instructors in Enriching Their Teaching with Social Media.

: ICT Demonstration..

European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI). 16th Biennial Conference. 25-29 August 2015. Limassol Cyprus.. Peer reviewed.

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Corpus-supported academic writing: how can technology help?

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In: F. Helm; M. Bradley; M. Guarda,; S. Thouësny (Hg.). Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference Padua, Italy. (1-8). Dublin: Research-publishing.net. Peer reviewed.

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Thesis Writer – A System for Supporting Academic Writing.

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In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW2015 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 57-60. DOI=10.1145/2685553.2702687 doi.acm.org/10.1145/2685553.2702687. Peer reviewed.

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Thesis Writer: Supporting writing processes in real time using a web-based digital learning platform

: ICT Demonstration. .

European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI). 16th Biennial Conference. 25-29 August 2015. Limassol Cyprus.. Peer reviewed.

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Development and Pilot Implementation of Online Teaching Style Survey.

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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. 23-26 June 2014. Tampere, Finland.. Peer reviewed.

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Development of a Strategy for Social Media Usage in Higher Education

: From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs. .

European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) 10-13 June 2014. Zagreb, Croatia. . Peer reviewed.

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Eğitimde Sosyal Medya Kullanımına Yönelik Yükseköğretim Düzeyindeki Eğitmenlerin Algısı: Türkiye-Almanya Örneklemi. [Perception of instructors about social media usage in higher education: The cases of Turkey and Germany]

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Journal of Instructional Technologies & Teacher Education, Vol. 3, No 3. 20-28. Peer reviewed.

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Implementing Teaching Innovations in Eastern European Universities - Resources Developed and Experiences of Two Medium Sized EU/ Swiss National Science Foundation Projects

: Poster Presentation (peer reviewed)..

ICDE International Conference. CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING. 25-26. Sept. 2014. Moscow. . Peer reviewed.

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Social Media as a Catalyser for Cross National Learning

: Project Presentation (peer reviewed) at Synergy Strand.

EDEN Annual Conference: From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs. 10-13 June 2014. Zagreb, Croatia.. Peer reviewed.

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Social Media for Education— - A Toolkit for Supporting Instructors in Higher Education Enriching Their Teaching with Social Media.

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Social Media & Society 2014 International Conference. 27-28 September 2014. Toronto, Canada.. Peer reviewed.

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Social Media Toolkit–– Supporting Instructors to Create Social and Unbound Learning Spaces in Higher Education.

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In: Rummler, Klaus (Ed.). Medien in der Wissenschaft. Lernräume gestalten - Bildungskontexte vielfältig denken. (599-607). Münster: Waxmann. Peer reviewed.

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The Role of Stakeholders in the Process of Study Program Improvement (Роль заинтересованных сторон в процессе совершенствования образовательной программы)

: Peer reviewed paper presentation..

Proceedings of International Conference "Education in the 21st century: Problems and Challenges". Yerevan State University. 10-13 June 2014. 31-33.. Peer reviewed.

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Validation of Social Media Toolkit

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Ireland International Conference on Education 27-29.10.2014. Dublin, Ireland.. Peer reviewed.

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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Creating Effective Surveys for Obtaining Feedback from Stakeholders as a Basis for Continuous Study Program Improvement

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In: Diana Spulber (Hg.). E-Competence Framework: Learning Environment. (5-16). Rome: eurilink.

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Die Nonproliferationspolitik der EU

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In: Jan Bergmann (Hg.). Handlexikon der EU. (5. Aufl.) Wiesbaden: Nomos.

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Ergebnisse der Konferenz "Educational Trendspotting", 30.04.2009, Center for Education and New Learning der ZHAW, Winterthur

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In: . .: Center for Education and New Learning ZHAW.

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Marktübersicht Trend- und Zukunftsforschung im E-Learning und Bildungsbereich

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In: . Winterthur: Center for Education and New Learning / ZHAW.

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Total Verfahren!? Bedarf und Ansatz einer prozeduralen Metaberatung

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Profile - Internationake Zeitschrift Veränderung, Lernen, Dialog., 15.

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Methodenbeitrag zum Thema Politiker/in und Politikgestaltung

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Außerschulische Bildung, 2.

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Unterrichtsbeilage zu Birgit Schlieper "Polnisch für Anfänger"

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In: Random House (Hg.). . .: ..

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Europäisches Patentamt

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In: Mickel (Hg.). Handlexikon der Europäischen Union. (3. Aufl.) .: Nomos.

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Fischereipolitik der EU

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In: Mickel (Hg.). Handlexikon der Europäischen Union. (3. Aufl.) Nomos.

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Unterrichtsunterlagen - GASP in der Oberstufe

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In: . .: Raabe.