Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht - Open Universiteit



Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht


Faculteit Psychologie en onderwijswetenschappen (Welten-instituut)

Expertise, onderzoek en publicaties


I am Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at the Open University of the Netherlands and I am currently involved in several national and international research projects on competence based life long learning, personalized information support and contextualized learning. 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). In 2001 I cofounded the bureau42 GmbH which was elected best multimedia startup company in 2001. 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.


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


Ervaring en opleiding



International Advisory Board of CICERO Learning Finland (gratuitous)