Assistant Professor of Engineering Education and Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Johannes Strobel received his M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in learning technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, after studying philosophy, religious studies, psychology, and information science in Germany,
Dr. Strobel was an assistant professor in educational technology at Concordia University, Montreal, where he was also a member of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance.
Dr. Strobel's research and teaching focuses on the intersection between learning and technology. He is interested in the use of computers as cognitive tools, problem solving in the workplace, design cognition and identities, designing and integrating open-ended, problem- and inquiry-based learning environments into the engineering curriculum, social computing applications in education (including game-based approaches), inter- and transdisciplinary research, and the study of the role of historical reasoning in engineering education. He draws from theories on conceptual development and change and domain-specific reasoning and employs qualitative, participatory, and design-based research methodologies.