Oliver Blunk

PhD Student

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Research interest
I´m generally interested in human-computer interaction and the challenges associated with creating technologies for end users. I´m also interested in facilitating reflection at the work place, which is also an underlying theme of my PhD thesis.

From 04.2016 PhD Candidate at Clausthal University of Technology
2014-2016 PhD Candidate at Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
2013 Master of Information Technology at the Swinburne University Melbourne, Australia
2013 Master of Science in business information science at the Reutlingen University, Germany
2011 Bachelor of Science in business information science at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany


Prilla, M., Osmers, N., Blunk, O., & Janßen, M. (2019). Challenges Using Head-Mounted Displays in Shared and Social Spaces. In Workshop on Social acceptance from the perspective of HMD users in small social settings – Observations from the field. Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2019).

Attwell, G., Prilla, M., Blunk, O. & Bimrose, J. (2018). Places and Spaces – Facilitating Professional Learning and Identity Transformation in European Public Employment Services. Proceedings of European Conference on Educational Research. Bolzano.

Blunk, O. & Prilla, M. “Supporting Communities of Practice in Public Administrations: Factors Influencing Adoption and Readiness.” In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 36–45. C&T ’17. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. doi:10.1145/3083671.3083699

Blunk, O. & Prilla, M. 2017. Prompting to Support Reflection: A Workplace Study. Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education, Springer, Cham, 367–372. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66610-5_28

Blunk, O., Prilla, M. & Attwell, G. “Reflection Analytics in Online Communities: Guiding Users to Become Active in Collaborative Reflection.” In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning In Conjunction with the 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Adaptive and Adaptable Learning (EC-TEL 2016), edited by Milos Kravcik, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Viktoria Pammer, Michael Prilla, and Thomas Daniel Ullmann, 27–33. Lyon, France, 2016.

Fessl, A., Blunk, O., Prilla, M. and Pammer, V. 2016. The known Universe of Reflection Guidance: A Literature Review. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJ℡). (2016).

Attwell, G., Schmidt, A., Kunzmann, C., Kieslinger, B., Schaefer, T., Prilla, M., Blunk, O., Jelonek, M. and Reynard, C. 2016. Workplace Learning Analytics for Facilitation in European Public Employment Services. (2016).

Blunk, O. & Prilla, M. 2015. Prompting users to facilitate support needs in collaborative reflection. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World (EC-TEL 2015) (Toledo, Spain, Sep. 2015), 43–57.

Blunk, O. & Prilla, M. 2015. Reflective TEL: Augmenting Learning Tools with Reflection Support. Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World. G. Conole, T. Klobučar, C. Rensing, J. Konert, and É. Lavoué, eds. Springer International Publishing. 626–629.

Prilla, M., Blunk, O., Bimrose, J. and Brown, A. 2014. Reflection as support for career adaptability: A concept for reflective learning in public administration. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning. In conjunction with the 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities (ECTEL 2014) (Graz, Austria, Sep. 2014), 65–71.

Oliver Blunk
Clausthal University of Technology
Julius-Albert Str. 4, Room 217
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

+49 5323 72-7125

Oliver.Blunk at tu-clausthal.de  


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