Vita Schmeck

Dr. phil, Research Fellow Annett Schmeck (geb. Schwamborn)

Department of Instructional Psychology
Faculty of Educational Sciences
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Schützenbahn 70
45127 Essen

Tel.: +49 (0) 201-183-2241
Room Nr.: SE 205

Tel.: +49 (0) 201-183-4016
Fax: +49 (0) 201-183-4350
Room Nr.: A.04.13


Research Interests

  • Self-regulated learning
  • Learning with multimedia
  • Conception, evaluation and implementation of training programs
  • Cognitive load measures

Externally Funded Projects

  • DFG-Project “The efficiency of instructional support during learner-generated drawing from science text”
  • Mercator Project "Ganz In - All Day-Schools for a Brighter Future. The New All-Day Secondary School in NRW"
  • BMBF - Project „Focus on educational justice– Subproject Identity- and role definition“

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Schmeck, A., Mayer, R. E., Opfermann, M., Pfeiffer, V., & Leutner, D. (2014). Drawing pictures during learning from scientific text: Testing the generative drawing principle and the prognostic drawing principle. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 39, 275-286.
  • Schmeck, A., Opfermann, M., van Gog, T., Paas, F., & Leutner, D. (2014). Measuring Cognitive Load with subjective rating scales during problem solving: Differences between immediate and delayed ratings. Instructional Science. Advance online publication. doi. 10.1007/s11251-014-9328-3
  • Schwamborn, A., Thillmann, H., Opfermann, M. & Leutner, D. (2011). Cognitive load and instructionally supported learning with provided and learner-generated visualizations. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 89-93.
  • Schwamborn, A., Mayer, R. E., Thillmann, H., Leopold, C. & Leutner, D. (2010). Drawing as a generative activity and drawing as a prognostic activity. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102, 872-879.
  • Schwamborn, A., Thillmann, H., Leopold, C., Sumfleth, E. & Leutner, D. (2010). Der Einsatz von vorgegebenen und selbst generierten Bildern als Textverstehenshilfe beim Lernen aus einem naturwissenschaftlichen Sachtext. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 24, 221-233.

Book Chapters

  • Leutner, D., Opfermann, M., & Schmeck, A. (2014). Lernen mit Medien. In T. Seidel & A. Krapp (Eds.), Pädagogische Psychologie (pp. 297-322). Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Leutner, D. & Schmeck, A. (2014). The generative drawing principle in multimedia learning. In R. E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning (pp. 433-448). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Dr. phil., University of Duisburg-Essen

Since 2010
Research assistant at the Department of Instructional Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen

Three-month doctoral research trip at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Prof. Richard. E. Mayer

Member (Ph.D. student) of the DFG Research Unit on Teaching and Learning in Science (Project Visualisation), University of Duisburg-Essen

Degree in Psychology (Diploma), University of Bochum


A list of publications can be accessed here