Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at Welten Institute (Research Center for Learning, Teaching and Technology) at the Open University of the Netherlands and director of the Learning Innovation Labs. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 2001 he headed the department “Mobile Knowledge” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). His research focus is on Mobile and Contextualized Learning Technologies and Social and Immersive Media for Learning.
In the last ten years Prof. Specht did research on using game design patterns for educational purposes. As the research found game design patterns can be especially efficient for enriching learning experiences and embedding them in real life situations. Since 2012 Prof. Specht also coordinates the European Project weSPOT (wespot.net), which focuses on mobile inquiry-based learning in schools and higher education making use of mobile technologies for linking formal and informal learning support.
Prof. Specht coordinates several research groups in the Technology Enhanced Learning Innovations program of the Welten Institute. The research topics include a) new user interfaces for learning which makes use of sensor technology, augmented reality, and Internet of Things b) mobile and seamless learning support c) learning analytics and big data d) learning networks and social media. Prof. Specht is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a member of the Board of the Dutch Research School on Knowledge and Information Systems and since 2013 President of the International Association of Mobile Learning.
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