EDUCATION

Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, 2012
Dissertation title: Epistemic thinking in action: A multifaceted analysis of epistemic thinking during online learning 
Advisor: Prof. Anat Zohar; Committee members: Prof. Baruch Schwarz, Dr. Michael Weinstock

M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, Summa Cum Laude, 2003
Thesis title: Cognitive partners: How computers affect academic research and thinking processes 
Advisor: Prof. Anat Zohar
 

B.A., Tel-Aviv University, Department of Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, 1998
Member of the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Epistemic thinking
  • Metacognition and learning
  • Higher-order thinking and inquiry learning
  • Digital literacy
  • Game-based learning
ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2015 - 2016 - Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • 2012 - Current - Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • 2012 - 2012 - Research Fellow, Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, the Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professional Positions in the Field of Educational Technology 

  • 2011 - 2012 - Learning Technologies R&D Consultant, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2006 - 2011 - Pedagogical Director, Snunit Center for the Advancement of Web-Based Learning, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1999 - 2006 - Instructional Designer and Project Manager, Snunit Center for the Advancement of Web-Based Learning, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 
  • 1996 - 1997 - Instructional Designer and Project Manager, Onyx Interactive Multimedia Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 1994 - 2000 - Instructor and Course Developer, Sivan Computer College, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Academic Consultation 

  • 2012 - 2013 -  Academic Advisor, Avi Chai Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2008 - 2009 - Academic Advisor, Ministry of Education, Curriculum Department, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2006 - 2008 - Academic Advisor, Ministry of Education, Pedagogical Secretariat, Jerusalem, Israel
MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
  • European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Contemporary Educational Psychology
INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 2013 - Current -  Member of the Faculty of Education website committee
  • 2013 - 2014 -  Organizer of the Faculty of Education Colloquium, University of Haifa, Israel (with Shulamit Kapon) 
  • 2012 - 2015 - Organizer of the Educational Technology Seminar Series, University of Haifa, Israel (with Oren Golan)

SPONSORED RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2013, Principal Investigator: Learning to Think about the Nature of Knowledge and Knowing in Digital Contexts. The Israel Science Foundation. (4.1 million NIS)
  • 2012, Principal Investigator: The role of epistemic thinking in identification and interpretation of multiple online source perspectives (with Yoram Eshet-Alkalai). The Open University of Israel Research Fund. (37,310 NIS)
  • 2010, Principal Investigator: Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning. Research award from the School of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (10,000 NIS)
  • 2009, Principal Investigator:  Young students' epistemic thinking during online learning . Research award from the School of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (10,000 NIS)
  • 2008, Wolf Foundation grant finalist on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2007, Principal Investigator:  My Money: A game-based financial education program, development and research  (with Anat Klemer).  Yad Hanadiv. ($67,000) 
  • 1994-1998, Full study scholarship, the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Tel-Aviv University