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Marcus Specht

  • Program Director
  • Open Universiteit Welten Institute
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Research Interests

mobile learning context-aware computing visualisations ubiquitous computing meta-data mobile gaming

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About

Welcome to the homepage of Marcus Specht. Here you find information about my recent projects, research works, and interesting things I found in the virtual and real world. I am Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at the Open University of the Netherlands and I am currently heading the CELSTEC Learning Technology Labs. I am and was involved in several national and international research projects on open educational content, competence based life long learning, personalized information support and contextualized systems.I received a Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 1998 until 2001 I worked as a senior researcher at the GMD research center on HCI and mobile information technology. From 2001 I headed the department “Mobile Knowledge” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). From 2005 I was Associated Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands and working on competence based education, learning content engineering and management, and personalization for learning. Since 2008 I am full Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at the Educational Technology Expertise Centre of the Open University of the Netherlands. Currently I am working on Mobile and Contextualized Learning Technologies, Learning Network Services, and Social and Immersive Media for Learning. I am member of ACM, IEEE. I am member of SIKS and ICO research schools in the Netherlands. I am Apple Distinguished Educator.

Publications

Putting Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes: the impact of a location-based, collaborative role-playing game on behaviour

  • Schmitz B
  • Schuffelen P
  • Kreijns K
  • Klemke R
  • Specht M
Computers & Education (2015)
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Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity

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Infusing reflective practice in eLearning courses – can widgets help?

  • Verpoorten D
  • Westera W
  • Specht M
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2011)
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Adult Learning in the Digital Age

  • Specht M
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Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing Environments

  • Glahn C
  • Specht M
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Professional experience

Program Director

Open Universiteit Welten Institute

January 2014

Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies

Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CELSTEC), Open University of the Netherlands

June 2008 - December 2013 (6 years)

Research Group Leader

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology

January 2001 - September 2005 (5 years)

Researcher

German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD) (now Frauenhofer Gesellschaft)

October 1997 - January 2001 (3 years)

Education history

Universität Trier - University of Trier

Diploma Psychology

October 1989 - May 1995 (6 years)