Jan Pawlowski

Prof. Dr. Jan M. Pawlowski
Professor Digital Media - Global Information Systems
Mattillanniemi 2
Room AgoraD 514.2
40014 University of Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 (0)14 260 2596
Fax. +358 (0)14 260 2544
Mail. jan.pawlowski (AT) jyu.fi

This page represents only the activities regarding internationalization and global issues - more information on the team on ITRIs homepage or on my recent blog "The Global IS Diary".

Short Bio.

Born in 1971, originally from Essen, Germany. Masters' Degree and Doctorate in Business Information Systems (University of Duisburg-Essen). Since January 2008 working as Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Information Technology. Since 12.2009 Professor of Digital Media with the specialization "Global Information Systems". This includes the research coordination of several national and European projects. Main research interests and activities are in the field of Global Information Systems, E-Learning, Modelling Learning-related Processes, Procedural Models, Learning Technology Standardisation, Quality Management and Quality Assurance for Education, and Mobile / Ambient Learning. Actively involved in research organisations (AACE, GI, IEEE) and in standardisation organisations (DIN, CEN, ISO/ IEC JTC1 SC36). Acting chair of the CEN/ISSS Workshop Learning Technologies.



Work experience
since Dec. 2009 Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
University of Jyväskylä
Professor Digital Media
Oct. 2007 - Nov. 2009 Information Technology Research Institute
University of Jyväskylä
Adjunct Professor
Since Sept. 2006 Korean German Institute of Technology
Seoul, Korea
Co-Chair of the "Korean German E-Learning Research Center"
2001-2007 Information Systems for Production and Operations Management
University of Duisburg-Essen
Head of Workgroup "E-Learning and Knowledge Management"
1996-2001 University of Essen
Researcher / Lecturer
1992-1993 Oregon Steel Mills
Portland, OR, United States
System Developer


May 2008 Habilitation: Quality in Education and Training: Reference Models and the Integration of Working and Learning. Summary (pdf, 445KB)
July 2007 University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Teaching License for the Faculty of Information Technology ("Digitaalisen Median Dosentii")
1996-2001 University of Essen, Germany
Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D. equivalent): Summa cum Laude
Ph.D. Thesis: "The Essen Learning Model: A generic design and development model for computer supported learning environments." - Awarded with the Science Award, Sparkasse Essen, 2002.
1995-1996 University of Essen, Germany
Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker DII (M.Sc. equivalent): Business Information Systems
Diploma Thesis: "Empirical Analysis of Simulated Annealing for the Travelling Salesman Problem."
1990-1992/ 1993-1995 University of Essen, Germany
Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker DIBusiness Information Systems
Diploma Thesis: "Evaluating factor optimization of adaptive combined heuristics for scheduling problems."

Personal Interests.

  • Sports: Hiking, Soccer, Handball, Inline Skating
  • Music: Irish Folk
  • Traveling




Current Ph.D. Supervision.

First Supervisor
  • Kati Clements: Supporting Open Content Cultural Adaptation
  • Thomas Richter: Context and Culture Metadata
  • Maxie Lutze: Open Content for Development
  • Sebastian Banz: Game-based learning in virtual worlds
Further Supervisions
  • Stefan Thalmann, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Tore Hoel, Oslo University College, Norway
  • Carolina Islas Sedano: the use of Games in Educational Technologies aiming e-inclusion and knowledge sharing, University of Joensuu, Finland