Dipl.-Ing.in Dr. tech. Barbara Göbl

Barbara Göbl is a Computer Scientist with a focus on applied, interdisciplinary research. She works in the field of serious games and technology-enhanced learning.

Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Günther

Elisabeth Anna Günther is a social scientist. Her research addresses gender, diversity, and intersectionality in and through education, educational organisation and digitalisation.  


the team members are standing in groups and talking with each other

the team members sit around two tables and talk with each other

Teamday at the Magdas

(left to right: Barbara, Celina, Vera, Leo, Florian, Georg, Fares, Matthias, Alexandra, Elisabeth) © Andrea Widman (May 2022, both fotos)

Academic Staff

Head of Group

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Fares Kayali

Fares Kayali is Professor for Digitalisation in Education at the Centre for Teacher Education at the University of Vienna. His research and teaching are situated in the interdisciplinary field connecting computer science, didactics, and society. His research interests include user-centered design, critical aspects of digital transformation, and digital games.

Visiting Professor

Marie-Monique Schaper, PhD

Marie-Monique Schaper is a PostDoc at the School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University. Her current field of research focuses on human-computer-interaction, embodied cognition, technology-enhanced learning and new strategies for user-centered design methods. She will be a visiting Professor at the Digital Education and Learning Group in the upcoming summer term and will be teaching two courses


Project researchers

Dr.in Pelin Yüksel-Arslan

Pelin Yüksel Arslan is an educational scientist with a focus on educational technologies. She is a project assistant (postdoc) in the "Teaching Digital Thinking" project. 

Selina Gartner, MA

Selina Maria Gartner is an educational scientist with a focus on social inequality in educational institutions. She is a project assistant on ELEMeNT.

Dr.in Suzana Jovicic

Suzana Jovicic is a cultural and social anthropologist with a focus on Digital and Design Anthropology. She is a founding member of the Digital Ethnography Initiative and is scientific staff on the We:Design project.

Georg Nöhrer, MA

Georg Nöhrer is a project assistant in the "Teaching Digital Thinking" project. 

Mag. Vera Schwarz

Vera Schwarz is a political scientist, adult educator and PhD student with a preference for qualitative research methods who is involved in the project "Teaching Digital Thinking".

Petra Weixelbraun, BA

Petra Weixelbraun is a project assistant in the "Serious Game Changers" project. She has a background in media pedagogy and is currently doing an Master in Education 

Mirjam Duvivié, MA

Mirjam Duvivié has a Master in Mental Health in Education and is a project assistant on "Working Sober"

Leo Luttenberger

Leo Luttenberger is the technical assistant on the We:Design project.

  • Mail: leo.luttenberger@univie.ac.at
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Oliver Hödl

Oliver Hödl (PhD, Vienna University of Technology) studies new ways of STEM education in schools and university teaching using music instruments. He is also affiliated with the research group Cooperative Systems at the University of Vienna and works as a multi-disciplinary postdoctoral researcher with an interest in Human-Computer Interaction, design and music computing. 

Viktoria Paar, BA

Viktoria Paar is a cultural and social anthropologist. During her studies she spezialised on visual anthropology and is now an independent filmmaker. Currently she supervises the Vienna Visual Anthropology Lab at the University of Vienna where she assists students with ethnographic documentaries. She is scientific staff on the We:Design project.

DI Matthias Steinböck

Matthias Steinböck is a software engineer, games researcher and a project assistant in the "Teaching Digital Thinking” project (on leave until November 2023).

Administrative Staff

Former Team members

Since 2019

  • Ramona Cidej, MA
  • Diego Gúzman-Medrano, MEd.
  • Thomas Kolar
  • Dr.in Naemi Luckner
  • Dr.x Katta Spiel