Research

The European Initiative for Education is not only a teaching institution, but also actively involved in research (and research projects). The focus is set on technology in teaching, with a special emphasis on research, creating or developing modern teaching methods in various teaching environments. This does not only cover the necessary settings, but also contains the development of necessary teacher’s training or other related items.

Quality matters – therefore, in all research activities or projects an all-embracing quality enhancement system is included.

BladEdu Conference I (February 2014 in Wiener Neustadt)

One of the first research projects was the Multilateral Grundtvig Project “Blended Learning Quality-Concepts Optimized for Adult Education“. The EBI/EIE was a consortium partner, and the two mainly involved researchers (Peter Mazohl and Harald Makl) developed the quality framework and edited the final product. To read more about the project, please read here!

The Researchers

Prof. Mag Peter Mazohl holds master’s degrees in Science (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry) and teaching certificates (for upper secondary high school) for ICT, Presentation Technology and Project Management. He worked for over 40 years in all fields of education. Most time he was teaching in a secondary grammar school. He was a lecturer at the University of Technology in Vienna. Since 2015 he is a member of the Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing at this University.
He was a member of the Scientific Committee of big European Conferences dealing with Education, Innovation, and research of Education (ICERI, CSEDU).
He regularly peer-reviews papers before publishing for various important magazines (Archives of Current Research International, IRRODL, and others).

Prof Mag BEd Harald Makl MAS holds master’s degrees in History of Arts, Pedagogy, and School Quality and School Development. Additionally, he holds certificates for teaching ICT in upper Grammar Schools. He has been teaching for more than 40 years, Arts and ICT. Since 2000 he is a lecturer and member of the teaching staff of the University of Applied Studies for Teacher Education.

Research work

Major research topics, done and published by researchers of the EBI, are

  • Blended Learning in Learner-centered Environments – A Case Study (published at the Blended Learning Conference Málaga, 2015)
  • Taking notes (published 2017 at the ICERI 2017, Seville)
  • Teaching science to girls (published 2017 at the ICERI 2017, Seville)
  • The mandala self evaluation method
    Self-Evaluation Mandalas: an Innovative Tool for the Virtual Teachers’ Toolbox VTT Project (
    Peter Mazohl, Harald Makl, 2018, doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1042
    Self-Evaluation Mandalas: A Learner’s motivating Tool in the Digital Immigrants Survival Kit” Project (Peter Mazohl, Harald Makl, et. alt, 2020, doi: 10.21125/iceri.2020.1187)
  • Quality in Blended Learning (Book, Peter Mazohl, 2015, ‎ ISBN: 978-3901679193)
  • Technology Enhanced Teaching (Book, Peter Mazohl 2016, ISBN:  978-3901679216, available from amazon.com)
  • Technology Enhanced Teaching (TET), (Peter Mazohl, Harald Makl 2016, 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville; doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1788)
  • Bewertung von multimedialen Inhalten im eLearning durch Lernende (Peter Mazohl, Harald Makl 2016, published at the eLearning day 2016 in Graz/Austria)
  • CICERO – an Innovative Approach to Convey Digital Competencies (14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 2020, Valencia, Spain, doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.1140)

Other research work, done in the frame of Erasmus+ Projects:

Studies

Paperwork