Marco Kalz

Marco Kalz

Professor of Digital Education and Open Education

Heidelberg University of Education & Open University of the Netherlands

Biography

Marco Kalz is full professor of digital education at the Heidelberg University of Education. He is also affiliated to the UNESCO chair of open education of the Open University of the Netherlands. His research interest lies on the use of open education, pervasive technologies and formative assessment to support (lifelong) learning and knowledge construction. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed publications.

Marco is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and editorial board member of Educational Technology Research and Development and Distance Education. He is a fellow of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO) and the Dutch research school on information and knowledge systems (SIKS). He is director of the study program E-Learning and Media Education and co-director of the Education for Sustainable Development Center. Over the last 5 years he could secure approx. 2.5 Mio EUR of research funding for his institution. Besides European projects he was and is regularly involved in educational innovation and consulting projects with partners inside and outside of his institutions.

Interests
  • Open Education
  • Formative Feedback
  • Data Science in Education
  • Learner intentions
  • Educational scalability
Education
  • PhD in Educational Technology, 2009

    Open University of the Netherlands

  • MA Multimedia Didactics, 2003

    University Nuremberg-Erlangen

  • 1st State Examination for Teachers, 2000

    University of Cologne

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Professor of Digital Education
Heidelberg University of Education
Apr 2018 – Present Heidelberg, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Director of study program E-Learning and Media Education
  • Research on TEL
  • Teaching in MA and Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
 
Elected president
European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL)
Sep 2018 – Sep 2021 Hannover, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic management of the association
  • Legal and financial administration
  • Representation and networking with other professional organisations
 
 
 
 
 
Professor of Open Education
Open University of the Netherlands
Apr 2015 – Present Heerlen, The Netherlands

Responsibilities include:

  • Research group leader
  • Member of the management board of the Welten Institute
  • Supervision of doctoral students

Projects

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PhD Eyal Rabin

PhD Eyal Rabin

Through the Lens of the Learner: Using Learning Analytics to Predict Learner-Centered Outcomes in Massive Open Online Courses

OLCOS

OLCOS

Open eLearning Content Observatory Services

OpenScout

OpenScout

Skill-based scouting of open user-generated and community-improved content for management education and training

EMuRgency

EMuRgency

New approaches for resuscitation support and training in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine

DeTEL

DeTEL

Doctoral Education for Technology-Enhanced Learning

DeTEL

DeTEL

Doctoral Education for Technology-Enhanced Learning

PhD Maartje Henderikx

PhD Maartje Henderikx

Mind the Gap. Unravelling learner success and behaviour in Massive Open Online Courses

EMMA

EMMA

European Multiple MOOC Aggregator

ENTER_EdTech

ENTER_EdTech

Entering the EdTech Entrepreneurship World

SOONER

SOONER

Structuration of Open Online Education in the Netherlands

PhD Julia Kasch

PhD Julia Kasch

Scaling the Unscalable? Interaction and Support in Open Online Education

PhD Bernardo Tabuenca

PhD Bernardo Tabuenca

Ubiquitous technology for lifelong learners

PhD Dirk Boerner

PhD Dirk Boerner

Ambient Learning Displays

Recent Publications

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(2021). Students’ perceptions of the peer-feedback experience in MOOCs. Distance Education.

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(2021). Effects of an ambient learning display on noise levels and perceived learning in a secondary school. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

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