Fang Zhao

Dr. Fang Zhao Foto: FernUniversität

Dr. Fang Zhao

Junior Research Group Leader "Multimedia"

Email: fang.zhao

Phone: +49 2331 987-4303

Universitätsstr. 11 – IZ / Building 5
Room A 105 (1st floor)
58097 Hagen

What is my role within CATALPA?

As a cognitive and educational psychologist, I lead the junior research group Multimedia and conduct research on the various areas on multimedia learning and multitasking.


D²L² offers an interdisciplinary working environment, where I can find cooperation partners in different areas. It funds my junior research group, which extends my academic career.

    • Junior Research Group Leader of the Research Group Multimedia at Research Cluster „Center of Advanced Technology Assisted Learning and Predictive Analytics“ (CATALPA) FernUniversität (since April 2021)
    • Research assistant, FernUniversität in Hagen (2016-03.2021)
    • Research assistant, University Koblenz-Landau (07.2015-12.2015)
    • Ph. D. in Psychology, University of Koblenz Landau (2012-2015)
    • M.A. in Linguistics, Translation Studies, Durham University, U.K. (2010-2012)
    • B.A. in Linguistics, English Language, Henan University, China (2006-2010)
  • I am interested in various topics on multimedia learning: comprehension of texts and graphics, interactive learning with simulation, learning with videos, and exploration-exploitation dilemma in interactive learning. I am also interested in how people learn sequences under multitasking: basic sequence, timing sequence, complex hierarchical sequence like Origami folding.

    • Multimedia