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Sailer, Michael

Dr. Michael Sailer

Academic council


Raum 3426, Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 München

Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-6887

Office hours:
by appointment

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Curriculum vitae

  • Shortbio:

Michael Sailer studied educational sciences, psychology, and law at LMU Munich and University of Twente. He obtained a doctorate in psychology in 2016 at LMU Munich. After a short engagement as a business consultant at Information Multimedia Communication AG, he became postdoc at the chair of education and educational psychology at LMU Munich. Since 2019, he is senior lecturer and has been teaching research methods and the psychology of learning and instruction for study programs in educational science, teacher education, and psychology in the learning sciences. During winter term 2021/2022 he has been substitute W3-professor for school pedagogy with the focus on digitalization of teaching and learning at FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg. His research focuses on digital learning, gamified learning, simulation-based learning, AI in education, and the digital transformation of K-12 education as well as higher education. He is member of the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences and chair of the special interest group “Serious Games and Gamification” of the European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Research topics

  • gamification and gamified learning
  • simulations and simulation-based learning
  • technology enhanced learning
  • adaptivity and AI in education
  • digital transformation of K-12 education
  • teacher education and teachers’ technology-related skills

Selected publications

  • Sailer, M. & Homner, L. (2020). The gamification of learning: A meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 32, 77–112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-019-09498-w
  • Sailer, M., Murböck, J., & Fischer, F. (2021). Digital learning in schools: What does it take beyond digital technology? Teaching and Teacher Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2021.103346
  • Sailer, M., Schultz-Pernice, F., & Fischer, F. (2021). Contextual facilitators for learning activities involving technology in higher education: The C♭-model. Computers in Human Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106794
  • Sailer, M. & Sailer, M. (2021). Gamification of in-class activities in flipped classroom lectures. British Journal of Educational Technology, 52(1), 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12948
  • Sailer, M., Bauer, E., Hofmann, R., Kiesewetter, J., Glas, J., Gurevych, I., & Fischer, F. (in press). Adaptive feedback from artificial neural networks facilitates pre-service teachers’ diagnostic reasoning in simulation-based learning. Learning and Instruction. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2022.101620

List of all Publications, see detailed curriculum vitae (PDF)

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