Thomas Kretschmer

Researcher

Thomas Kretschmer holds a Master in Psychology; since 2001 coordinates and participates in research projects at European level on: distance education and e-learning; developments in education and training systems; quality in e-learning; regional developments in lifelong learning; etc.; administration of these projects; lecturing at the university; tutoring of courses (online and face-to-face).

Thomas Kretschmer (born 1969) holds an MA in psychology from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. After three years in „closed and proximate learning“ (he worked as a prison psychologist) he decided to change learning conditions. Since then, he is working as Senior Researcher at the Institute for Innovation in Learning (FIM NewLearning) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).
His main fields of interest and activity are: i) action research in the areas of e-Inclusion and e-Innovation; ii) the implementation, maintenance and evaluation of blended first- and second generation e-Learning Training solutions in different areas and for different target groups (e.g. intergenerational learning, tele-working; for seniors, prisoners, drug addicts, women returning to work, persons with special needs; intercultural learning); iii) market observation, forecast studies, statistics, indicator and index systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Education & Training (E&T) systems and for Lifelong Learning; ), and vi) research on e-Learning standards and quality aspects. Currently he is lecturing at the universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Bamberg (Germany); he is also a trainer of tele-tutor-trainers for the German Federal Employment Service.