Petra Szucsich, Mag. MSc
University of Teacher Education in Vienna
Center for Educational Technology and Innovation (CETI)
Grenzackerstrasse 18, A-1100 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Petra Szucsich was born in 1972. She graduated with a degree in English and Russian at the University of Vienna and completed a one-year-period as a foreign language assistant at Brentwood County High School and Ursuline Convent School (UK). She has worked as an English and Russian language teacher in secondary education since 1996. She completed a postgraduate Master's degree in Educational Technology at Danube University Krems in 2007, where she has worked since then as a lecturer and online tutor involved in various study courses.
Currently she is an academic staff member at the University of Teacher Education Vienna, Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation. Her professional interests and fields of research focus on the development of e-portfolios, blended learning scenarios and educational technology in teaching and learning.
Petra Szucsich has been involved in various national and international projects, including MELT (Metadata Ecology for Learning and Teaching) and the Global Modules Project at Champlain College (US). She is currently involved, for example, in a project initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women called “KidZ” (classroom of the future) with the main objective to make e-learning part of regular school life, thus fundamentally modernizing and adjusting didactics to the requirements of the world students live in.