The Institute for Research in Open-, Distance- and eLearning (IFeL) investigates the use of modern technology in learning. The interdisciplinary team of the IFeL consists of social and computer scientists and collaborates with both national and international partners. They apply a design-based research methodology and focus on emotions in reading and learning. Since autumn 2016, the institute has been home to the UNESCO Chair for Personalised and Adaptive Distance Education. In this context, it investigates the framework conditions and implementation concepts for personalised and adaptive learning. Fields of research: Emotions, reading and learning, and personalised and adaptive instructional design.