Author Archives: marcuspecht

A new start …

More reflection on learning and your own development that is the goal so I am making a new start with this blog here. Lot of things have changed since my last blog post. I just started with THREE new great Universities … Continue reading

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AduLet kickoff meeting at PH Ludwigsburg

Today I am participating in the ADULET kickoff meeting which is a new ERASMUS+ project on creating best practice descriptions for Technology Enhanced Learning. The project will produce a template for description of teaching practices which is related to LOM … Continue reading

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root your whiteboard …

on wednesday STEP lab lunch we had a very impressive demonstration of root whiteboard robots see the kickstarter project at Basically these are magnetic robots which come with their own programming environment for kids and which you can program … Continue reading

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Creating games with visual programming tools and …

Today I learned quite some things about the approaches followed at the MIT-STEP lab on creating mobile games with visual programming tools. One very interesting platform allows the creation of mobile location-based games with an online authoring environment. The project … Continue reading

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Off to MIT …

I am really looking forward to my visit to MIT STEP. Lots of new things to learn, reflect on my own activities, set new goals, re-define my own interests and focus. Working on PhD publications and seeing my own publications … Continue reading

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Trends in Technology for Education SURF workshop

Today SURF organised a workshop on technology and trend scouting in education. The workshop was driven by the core ideas of flexible and personalised learning. We started from several reports partly in dutch partly in english: Kennisnet Trendrapport: Technologiekompas voor … Continue reading

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What makes learning personal ?

… So to continue on my previous blogpost I would like to continue some reflection on what makes learning personal. In principle this is very simple to answer when we start from broader angle: Things becomes personal when you use … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on personalisation …

I am working on personalisation already quite some time (26 years) and would like to reflect in this blogpost a bit about the different notions and perceptions I learned to know about personalisation. So some terms first: Basically there is … Continue reading

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New IEEE article on sensor technology for learning support

The new Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (Volume 16) is now available at: I have one overview article on sensors for learning support: Abstract: One major technology revolution of the last 2-3 years is the broad integration … Continue reading

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New publication about energy awareness at the workplace

Kalz, M., Börner, D., Ternier, S., & Specht, M. (2014). Mindergie: A pervasive learning game for pro environmental behaviour at the workplace. In L.-H. Wong, M. Milrad, & M. Specht (Eds.), Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity (397-417). … Continue reading

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