Dr. Herwig Rehatschek, MSc.
head of section organization of teaching

at work

Medical University Graz
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz
E-mail: herwig.rehatschek[at]medunigraz.at
Voice: +43 316 380 4020

Professional interests
My interests are in eLearning (technology enhanced learning), teaching with new media, digital media in general, media analysis. I like to communicate and to get in touch with different people all over the world.

Education and business activities
I received my master degree in “Telematik” (computer science and electronic)  from the Technical University of Graz in 1993.  In December 1997 I successfully defended my PhD thesis on the topic “Design of a Distributed Planetary Image Data Archive Based on an ATM Network“. From 1997 until 2008 I worked as a senior research scientist and later as the leader of the digital media group (20 persons) at research scientist at JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Institute of Information Systems & Information Management – now “Digital”). In parallel I worked as a lecturer at the university of applied sciences (FH-JOANNEUM) in Graz, subject: hardware and software. Main topics were: architecture of computers, data transmission, computer networks, OSI model and protocols, software engineering and key concepts of the object oriented approach. From 2008 until now I work with the Medical University of Graz as a head of the section organization of teaching. One important part of my section is the Virtual Medical Campus (VMC), the eLearning platform of the university. I am responsible for the strategic development of the platform and was closely involved in the set-up of a new LMS (VMC/Moodle) in 2010/11.

Memberships and prizes
In December 2010 I became an official member of the academy for new media and knowledge transfer of the Karl Franzens University, Graz. In June 1999 an interactive CD-ROM course on Physics  I co-developed with colleagues at JOANNEUM RESEARCH for the university of applied sciences FH-Joanneum in Graz won the Austrian state prize for Multimedia in the category “learning, knowledge and culture”.

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