Professor Marcus Specht new Director Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning

News - 25 July 2018 - Communication

With effect from 1 September 2018, Professor Marcus Specht has been appointed Director at the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning (CEL) and Professor to the Chair of Digital Education at TU Delft’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS).

Professor Specht is currently head of the Welten Institute's research group on Technology Enhanced Learning. The Welten Institute is the research centre for learning, teaching and technology of the Open University. Professor Specht will continue to work at the Institute as a researcher, thus assuring the exchange of academic knowledge with the Centre for Education and Learning. Professor Specht is also coordinator of the Learning & Education theme of the VSNU programme The Digital Society.

‘Marcus is the right man to join the online and innovative teaching knowledge and experience of the Open University to that of Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam,’ responded Rob Mudde, Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President of Education of TU Delft, on behalf of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning steering group. ‘I think that with his enthusing personality he will make the Centre for Education and Learning an attractive working environment that draws more talented researchers.’

Hester Bijl, Vice Rector Magnificus of Leiden University and member of the CEL steering group, adds: ‘We are overjoyed with the coming of Professor Specht. With his background, he will further strengthen research into our education at the Centre for Education and Learning.’

Contact:

Katja Hoiting, Leiden-Delft-Erasmus: k.hoiting@tudelft.nl
Sylvia Walsarie, Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning: C.S.F.WalsarieWolff@tudelft.nl
Lonneke Klijnsmit, Faculty of EEMCS TU Delft: l.a.l.klijnsmit@tudelft.nl

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