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Marcus Specht

  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Open Universiteit Welten Institute
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Research interests

mobile gamingmeta-dataubiquitous computingvisualisationscontext-aware computingmobile learning


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.

Co-authors (194)

Publications (5)

  • Towards implementing gamification in MOOCs

    • Antonaci A
    • Klemke R
    • Stracke C
    • et al.
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  • Supporting Inquiry-based Learning with Google Glass (GPIM)

    • Suárez Á
    • Ternier S
    • Kalz M
    • et al.
  • Metalogue: A multiperspective multimodal dialogue system with metacognitive abilities for highly adaptive and flexible dialogue management

    • Alexandersson J
    • Girenko A
    • Petukhova V
    • et al.
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  • WeSPOT: A personal and social approach to inquiry-based learning

    • Mikroyannidis A
    • Okada A
    • Scott P
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  • Mobile learning in security and defence organizations

    • Glahn C
    • Hodges J
    • Stead G
    • et al.

Professional experience

Program Director

Welten Institute

January 2014 - Present

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-Institut fur Angewandte Informationstechnik

January 2001 - September 2005(5 years)


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

October 1997 - January 2001(3 years)

Education history

Diploma Psychology

Universität Trier - University of Trier

October 1989 - May 1995(6 years)