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The research project "Hibernation" is a collaboration between the Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC) in Tuebingen, Germany and the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (CNTI) in Nicosia, Cyprus. It consists of a series of empirical studies. With respect to theoretical approaches and empirical findings in the field of multimedia learning its main goal is to investigate the most effective type of educational visualization depending on the learner's personal characteristics such as experience with computers, prior domain knowledge, gender, motivation, preferred perceptual mode, and perceptual abilities. As a result of these research studies the interdisciplinary project also aims at developing educational software adequate for dyslectic children that will enhance their learning outcome.

The project was presented at the EARLI conference as well as at the ECEL.

Relevant Publications

  • Laouris, Y., Papadopoullou, Y. & Gerjets, P. (2005). Ubiquitous adaptation of learning objects to the level of the learner. Proceedings Cost219ter Workshop Accessibility for all. Ayia Napa Cyprus, Oct 7.
  • Loredana Mihalca, L., Laouris, Y., Miclea, M. (2007). Children’s school readiness: predicting school competence in first grade. Proc.EARLI Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 26-31 Aug. 2007.
  • Taraszow, T., Wahl, J., Laouris, Y., Scheiter, K., & Gerjets, P. (2007). Using Dynamic Visualization with Written Explanation to By-Pass Information Processing Deficits of Children with Reading Difficulties. Proc. EARLI Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 26-31 Aug. 2007.
    • Taraszow, T., Aristodemou, E., & Laouris, Y. (2008, May). E-Learning adapted to the learning profiles of young learners. Paper presented at the Conference Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Nicosia, Cyprus.


Project Directors: Dr. Yiannis Laouris & Prof. Peter Gerjets
Project Coordinator: Tatjana Taraszow