Dennis Menze

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Dennis Menze

Research assistant in project APLE II

Email: dennis.menze

Universitätsstr. 27 – PRG / Building 5
Room A 116 (1st floor)
58097 Hagen

What is my role within CATALPA?

As a computer scientist, I am investigating concepts for adaptive reading comprehension support in digital course texts as part of the APLE II research project.


CATALPA offers me the opportunity to follow up my professional activities with a scientific career. My goal is to support the research in the APLE II project with my PhD.

    • Research assistant of the Research Cluster „Center of Advanced Technology Assisted Learning and Predictive Analytics“ (CATALPA) FernUniversität since Januar 2022
    • Senior Data Scientist, Managing Consultant, IBM Deutschland GmbH (2019-2022)
    • Head of Software Development and Data Analysis, SONDEV GmbH (2015-2019)
    • Software Developer and Data Analyst, SONDEV GmbH (2011-2019)
    • M.A. in Philosophy, FernUniversität in Hagen (2017)
    • B.Sc. in Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück (2010)
    • Adaptive Learning Environments
    • Learning Analytics
    • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
    • APLE II
  • 2024


    • Radović, S., Seidel, N., Menze, D., & Kasakowskij, R. (2024). Investigating the effects of different levels of students’ regulation support on learning process and outcome: In search of the optimal level of support for self-regulated learning. Computers & Education, 215, 105041.


    • Seidel, N., Stritzinger, A., Menze, D., & Friedrich, K. (2024). Longpage - A Moodle activity plugin designed to assist learners with reading extended texts. [Computer software].



    • Menze, D., & Seidel, N. (2022). Support for Reading Comprehension in Digital Course Texts. In M. Mandausch & P. A. Henning (Eds.), Workshop proceedings DELFI 2022 (pp. 105–116).
    • Menze, D., Seidel, N., & Kasakowskij, R. (2022). Interaction of reading and assessment behavior. In P. A. Henning, M. Striewe, & M. Wölfel (Eds.), DELFI 2022 – Die 21. Fachtagung Bildungstechnologien der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (pp. 27–38). Gesellschaft für Informatik.
    • Seidel, N., & Menze, D. (2022). Interactions of reading and assessment activities. In S. Sosnovsky, P. Brusilovsky, & A. Lan (Eds.), 4th workshop on intelligent textbooks, 2022 (pp. 64–76). CEUR-WS.

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