Marcus Specht Prof. Dr.

Program Director

Welten Institute

Location
Heerlen, Netherlands
Discipline
Education
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.
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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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  • 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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  • Standardization of Game Based Learning Design

    Kelle S, Klemke R, Gruber M, Specht M

    Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2011)

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  • Thinking outside the box – a vision of ambient learning displays

    Börner D, Kalz M, Specht M

    International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2011)

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  • Game Based Learning for Computer Science Education

    Schmitz B, Czauderna A, Klemke R, Specht M

    Computer Science Education Research Conference (CSERC '11) (2011)

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  • Transferring an Outcome-Oriented Learning Architecture to an IT Learning Game

    Schmitz B, Klemke R, Totschnig M, Czauderna A, Specht M

    Towards Ubiquitous Learning: 6th European Conference on Technology Anhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2011)

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  • Structuring mobile and contextual learning

    Glahn C, Specht M

    11th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (2011)

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  • Mobile Augmented Reality for Learning: A Case Study

    Specht M, Ternier S, Greller W

    Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology (2011)

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  • Model-driven mashup personal learning environments

    Chatti M, Jarke M, Specht M, Schroeder U

    International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2011)

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  • Mobile Augmented Reality for Learning: A Case Study

    Specht M, Ternier S, Greller W

    Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology (2011)

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  • Design patterns for learning games

    Kelle S, Klemke R, Specht M

    International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2011)

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  • E-Learning Authoring Tools

    Specht M

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  • Authoring adaptive educational hypermedia in WINDS

    Specht M, Kravcik M, Pesin L, Klemke R

    Proceedings of ABIS2001 Dortmund Germany (2001)

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  • Adaptive Web-based Textbooks.

    De Bra P, Brusilovsky P, Murray T, Specht M

    WebNet (2001)

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  • Adaptive Learning Environment in WINDS

    Kravcik M, Klemke R, Pesin L, Hüttenhain R, Specht M

    Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2002)

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  • An e-Learning Environment for Deaf Adults

    Straetz K, Kaibel A, Raithel V, Specht M, Grote K, Kramer F

    Language (2002)

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  • Collecting Data on Field Trips – RAFT Approach 2 : Mobile Collector and Viewer

    Kravcik M, Specht M, Kaibel A, Terrenghi L, Fit F, Augustin S

    Learning (2003)

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  • Adaptive Course Player for Individual Learning Styles

    Reinhardt K, Apelt S, Specht M

    ADAPTIVE HYPERMEDIA AND ADAPTIVE WEB-BASED SYSTEMS (2004)

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  • Authoring Adaptive Courses – ALE Approach

    Kravcik M, Specht M

    Advanced Technology for Learning (2004)

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  • Modeling Adaptive Educational Methods with IMS Learning Design 1 Introduction

    Specht M, Burgos D

    Design (2007)

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  • Supporting life-long competence development using the TENCompetence infrastructure: a first experiment

    Schoonenboom J, Sligte H, Moghnieh A, Hernández Leo D, Stefanov K, Glahn C et al.

    International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning iJET (2008)

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  • MACE: connecting and enriching repositories for architectural learning

    Stefaner M, Spigai V, Vecchia E, Condotta M, Ternier S, Wolpers M et al.

    Browsing architecture (2008)

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  • AST: Adaptive WWW-Courseware for Statistics

    Specht M, Weber G, Heitmeyer S, Schöch V

    Proceedings of the workshop Adaptive Systems and User Modeling on the World Wide Web Sixth International Conference on User Modeling (1997)

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  • Hippie : A Nomadic Information System

    Oppermann R, Specht M, Jaceniak I

    1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (1999)

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  • The MUPPLE competence continuum

    Wild J, Wild F, Kalz M, Specht M, Hofer M

    Lifelong Learning (2009)

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  • Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines: 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 Nice, France, September 29--October 2, 2009 Proceedings

    Cress U, Dimitrova V, Specht M

    ECTEL (2009)

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  • A Context-sensitive Nomadic Information System as an Exhibition Guide 2 . Structure of a Context-Sensitive Nomadic Information System

    Oppermann R, Specht M, Augustin D

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2000)

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  • Reasoning From Contexts

    Zimmermann A, Lorenz A, Specht M, Augustin S

    Context (2002)

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  • A Conceptual Framework for Ambient Learning Displays

    Börner D, Kalz M, Specht M

    Joint Proceedings of the WorkinProgress Poster and Invited Young Researcher Symposium for the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (2010)

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  • Game-Based Life-Long Learning

    Kelle S, Sigurðarson S, Westera W, Specht M

    EInfrastructures and Technologies for Lifelong Learning Next Generation Environments (2010)

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  • Open educational resources: Conversations in cyberspace - Edited by Susan D'Antoni & Catriona Savage

    Klemke R, Kalz M, Ternier S, Specht M

    British Journal of Educational Technology (2010)

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  • Evaluation of WINDS Authoring Environment

    Kravcik M, Specht M, Oppermann R

    Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive WebBased Systems (2004)

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  • Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing Environments

    Glahn C, Specht M

    Learning (2005)

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  • Towards Personal Learning Environments

    Brusilovsky P, Specht M, Weber G

    Interactive Learning Environments (1995)

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  • IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2011 CONFERENCE PROGRAM Ethical issues regarding mobile learning

    Valle R, Bensadon L, Sales G, Isaías P, Sánchez I, Traxler J et al.

    Science And Technology (2011)

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  • Kognitive Lernermodellierung

    Specht M

    Kognitionswissenschaft (1997)

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  • Implications of writing , reading , and tagging on web for reflection support in informal learning

    Glahn C, Specht M, Koper R

    Times of convergence Technologies across learning contexts third European conference on technology enhanced learning ECTEL 2008 Maastricht The Netherlands September 1619 2008 proceedings (2008)

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  • Location Models for Augmented Environments Hippie : A mobile exhibition guide

    Goßmann J, Specht M

    Society (2001)

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  • Aspekte und Komponenten der Kontextmodellierung

    Gross T, Specht M

    icom (2002)

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  • Perspectives on Tag Clouds for Supporting Reflection in Self-organised Learning

    Glahn C, Specht M, Koper R

    Im Focus das Leben LNI P154 (2009)

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  • Implementing Adaptive Educational Methods with IMS Learning Design

    Specht M, Burgos D

    Learning (2006)

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  • Awareness for Contextualized Digital Contents in Ubiquitous Learning Environments

    Börner D, Specht M

    Network (2010)

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  • Ambient Displays and Game Design Patterns

    Kelle S, Börner D, Kalz M, Specht M

    Displays (2010)

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  • PLEM: a Web 2.0 driven Long Tail aggregator and filter for e-learning

    Chatti M, Anggraeni, Jarke M, Specht M, Maillet K

    International Journal of Web Information Systems (2010)

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  • Modelling a Stakeholder Community via a Social Platform : The Case of TELeurope . eu

    Barak N, Burgos D, Camilleri A, Vries F, Specht M, Windrum C

    Sustaining TEL From Innovation to Learning and Practice 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning ECTEL 2010 (2010)

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  • MACE–enriching architectural learning objects for experience multiplication

    Stefaner M, Dalla Vecchia E, Condotta M, Wolpers M, Specht M, Apelt S et al.

    Creating New Learning Experiences on a Global Scale (2007)

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  • Adaptive Mobile Museum Guide for Information and Learning on Demand

    Oppermann R, Specht M

    Esprit (1999)

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  • Collaboration and roles in remote field trips

    Hine N, Rentoul R, Specht M

    Learning with mobile devices a book of papers (2003)

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  • Transferring an Outcome-Oriented Learning Architecture to an IT Learning Game

    Schmitz B, Klemke R, Totschnig M, Czauderna A, Specht M

    Architecture (2011)

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  • Mobile informal learning

    Börner D, Glahn C, Specht M

    Context (2009)

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  • ACE - Adaptive Courseware Environment

    Specht M, Oppermann R

    New Review Of Hypermedia And Multimedia (1998)

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  • User Modeling and Adaptivity in Nomadic Information Systems

    Specht M, Oppermann R, Augustin D

    Technology (1999)

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  • Specification, authoring and prototyping of personalised workplace learning solutions

    Dolog P, Kravcik M, Cristea A, Burgos D, De Bra P, Ceri S et al.

    International Journal of Learning Technology (2007)

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  • Supporting the Reuse of Open Educational Resources through Open Standards

    Glahn C, Kalz M, Gruber M, Specht M

    Education (2010)

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  • Adaptive Methoden in computerbasierten Lehr/Lernsystemen

    Specht M

    Techreport (1998)

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  • u-Annotate --- An Application for User-Driven Freeform Digital Ink Annotation of E-Learning Content

    Chatti M, Sodhi T, Specht M, Klamma R, Klemke R

    The 6th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies Kerkrade The Netherlands 57 July 2006 (2006)

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  • Game Based Learning for Computer Science Education

    Schmitz B, Czauderna A, Klemke R, Specht M

    Proceedings of the Computer Science Education Research Conference (2011)

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  • Awareness in Context-Aware Information Systems

    Gross T, Specht M

    Information Systems Journal (2001)

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  • Location Models for Augmented Environments

    Goßmann J, Specht M, Birlinghoven S, Augustin S

    Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (2002)

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  • Modeling and Using Context

    Zimmermann A, Lorenz A, Specht M

    Context (2005)

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  • Towards a Framework for Distributed User Modelling for Ubiquitous Computing

    Specht M, Lorenz A, Zimmermann A

    Computing (2005)

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  • Unifying Learning Object Repositories in MACE.

    Prause C, Ternier S, De Jong T, Apelt S, Scholten M, Wolpers M et al.

    LODE (2007)

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  • Using reflection triggers while learning in an online course

    Verpoorten D, Westera W, Specht M

    British Journal of Educational Technology (2012)

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  • Standardization of Game Based Learning Design

    Kelle S, Klemke R, Gruber M, Specht M

    Computational Science and Its ApplicationsICCSA 2011 (2011)

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  • Applications of a context-management system

    Zimmermann A, Lorenz A, Specht M

    Modeling and Using Context (2005)

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  • Designs in IMS Learning Design

    Gruber M, Glahn C, Specht M, Koper R

    Sustaining TEL From Innovation to Learning and Practice Proceedings of ECTEL 2010 (2010)

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  • Authoring of Learning Objects in Context

    Specht M, Kravcik M

    International Journal on ELearning (2006)

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  • Social software for professional learning: examples and research issues

    Klamma R, Chatti M, Duval E, Fiedler S, Hummel H, Hvannberg E et al.

    Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (2006)

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  • Expert concept mapping study on mobile learning

    Börner D, Glahn C, Stoyanov S, Kalz M, Specht M

    CampusWide Information Systems (2010)

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  • Implementing infrastructures for managing learning objects

    Klemke R, Ternier S, Kalz M, Specht M

    British Journal of Educational Technology (2010)

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  • Contextualised Media for Learning Contextualised Media for Learning

    Jong T, Specht M, Koper R

    Educational Technology & Society (2008)

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  • Mobiles und ubiquitäres Lernen-Technologien und didaktische Aspekte

    Specht M, Ebner M

    Lehrbuch für Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien (2011)

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  • A Nomadic Information System for Adaptive Exhibition Guidance

    Oppermann R, Specht M

    Archives and Museum Informatics (1999)

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  • Smart Indicators on Learning Interactions

    Glahn C, Specht M, Koper R

    Creating New Learning Experiences on a Global Scale LNCS 4753 Second European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning ECTEL 2007 (2007)

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  • NetLearn: Social Network Analysis and Visualizations for Learning

    Chatti M, Jarke M, Indriasari T, Specht M

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2009)

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  • Times of Convergence. Technologies Across Learning Contexts

    Dillenbourg P, Specht M

    ECTEL (2008)

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  • User Modeling and Adaptive Navigation Support in WWW-Based Tutoring Systems

    Weber G, Specht M

    History (1997)

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  • Visualisation of interaction footprints for engagement in online communities

    Glahn C, Specht M, Koper R

    Educational Technology & Society (2009)

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  • A Study of Contextualised Mobile Information Delivery for Language Learning

    Jong T, Specht M, Koper R

    Educational Technology (2010)

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  • Toward a Personal Learning Environment Framework

    Chatti M, Agustiawan M, Jarke M, Specht M

    International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (2010)

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  • The 3P Learning Model Success Factors for TEL Models The 3P Learning Model

    Chatti M, Jarke M, Specht M

    Educational Technology & Society (2010)

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  • Self-Reported Learning Effects of a Tagging Activity Carried out in a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) by Secondary-School Pupils

    Verpoorten D, Glahn C, Chatti A, Westera W, Specht M

    International Journal (2011)

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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 (5 years 6 months)

Research Group Leader

Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin

January 2001 - September 2005 (4 years 8 months)

Researcher

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

October 1997 - January 2001 (3 years 3 months)

Education history

Universität Trier - University of Trier

Diploma Psychology

October 1989 - May 1995 (5 years 7 months)