Marcus Specht

Open University The Netherlands

is Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies at the Open University of the Netherlands. He is currently involved in several national and international research projects on competence based life long learning, personalized information support and contextualized and mobile learning. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 1998 until 2001 he worked as senior researcher at the GMD research center on HCI and mobile information technology. From 2001 he headed the department ‘Mobile Knowledge’ at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). From 2005 he 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. Currently he is working on Mobile and Contextualized Learning Technologies, Learning Network Services, and Social and Immersive Media for Learning.

Last update: february 2011