Michael Totschnig

Consultant for E-Learning, OpenSource, Android

Work experience

since 05/2013 Independent consultant

02/2014-07/2014 Software engineer, Bild GmbH & Co. KG (Axel Springer SE)
Development of Android App "BILD App: Nachrichten und News"

05-2012 - 04/2013 Research fellow, Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Project coordinator for openHPI

03/2011 – 09/2011 Senior system architect, project lead, KnowledgeMarkets
Development of a question and test module for .LRN

09/2008 – 02/2011 Senior researcher, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Work package leader in the ICOPER project, Management and development of the Open ICOPER Content Space

03/2007 – 08/2008 System architect, KnowledgeMarkets
Development of a learning object repository for Bildungspool Austria and EducaNext

09/2005 – 08/2008 Software engineer, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Learn@WU, Design and implementation of content authoring environment, E-learning standards


1999 – 2005 PhD Communication, Université du Québec à Montréal
Éléments d'une pragmatique textuelle de la communication médiatisée par ordinateur

1987 – 1996 Master Theater Studies and German Literature, Universität Wien
Kontinuierliche Variation. Konzeptionen von „Theatralität“ in der Philosophie Gilles Deleuzes


ITIL v3 Foundation

Recent publications

Franka Grünewald, Elnaz Mazandarani, Christoph Meinel, Ralf Teusner, Michael Totschnig, Christian Willems: openHPI: Soziales und Praktisches Lernen im Kontext eines MOOC. In: Proceedings of DeLFI 2013 - 11. e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bremen, Germany, 2013.

Franka Grünewald, Christoph Meinel, Michael Totschnig, Christian Willems: Designing MOOCs for the Support of Multiple Learning Styles In: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2013), Springer, Paphos, Cyprus, 2013.

Franka Grünewald, Elnaz Mazandarani, Christoph Meinel, Ralf Teusner, Michael Totschnig, Christian Willems: openHPI - a Case-Study on the Emergence of two Learning Communities". In: Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), IEEE Press, 3, 2013.

Christoph Meinel, Michael Totschnig, Christian Willems: openHPI: Evolution of a MOOC platform from LMS to SOA". In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), INSTICC, Aachen, Germany, 5, 2013.

Israel Gutiérrez Rojas, Raquel M. Crespo, Michael Totschnig, Derick Leony, Carlos Delgado Kloos: Managing Assessment Resources in the Open ICOPER Content Space. In: Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources. Edited by Alexandra Okada, Teresa Connolly and Peter Scott. IGI Global.2012

Birgit Schmitz, Roland Klemke, Michael Totschnig, André Czauderna, Marcus Specht: Transferring an Outcome-Oriented Learning Architecture to an IT Learning Game. Short Paper. EC-TEL 2011, Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Towards Ubiquitous Learning. Palermo (Italy), 20 - 23 September 2011

Jad Najjar, Tomaž Klobučar, Anh Vu Nguyen-Ngoc, Michael Totschnig, Franz Müller, Bernd Simon, Mikael Karlsson, Henning Eriksson: Towards Outcome Based Learning: An Engineering Education Case, IEEE Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2011, 4-6 April, Amman, Jordan.

Michael Totschnig (2011): Open ICOPER Content Space. Implementation of 2nd Generation of Open ICOPER Content Space including Integration Mini Case Studies. ICOPER Deliverable D-1.2.

Michael Totschnig, Michael Derntl, Israel Gutiérrez Rojas, Jad Najjar, Roland Klemke, Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval, Franz Müller (2010): Repository Services for Outcome-based Learning. In: Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials 2010. Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials 2010 (SE@M'10). Barcelona, Spain, September 27-28, 2010.

Jad Najjar, Michael Derntl, Tomaž Klobucar, Bernd Simon, Michael Totschnig, Simon Grant, and Jan Pawlowski (2010): A Data Model for Describing and Exchanging Personal Achieved Learning Outcomes (PALO). In: International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR). Volume 8, Issue 2. 87-104 pp .

Raquel M. Crespo, Jad Najjar, Michael Derntl, Derick Leony, Susanne Neumann, Petra Oberhuemer, Michael Totschnig, Bernd Simon, Israel Gutiérrez Rojas, Carlos Delgado Kloos (2010): Aligning Assessment with Learning Outcomes in Outcome-based Education,IEEE Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2010, 14-16 April, Madrid,Spain.

Stefaan Ternier, David Massart, Michael Totschnig, Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval: The Simple Publishing Interface (SPI) in D-Lib Magazine - The Magazine of Digital Library Research, Volume 16, Number 9/10, September/October 2010