Hello, שלום, مرحبا,

I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. I study how interactive learning environments can support students in becoming better learners and scientists, focusing on the development of scientific literacies, creativity, and sense making. My research is rooted in frameworks and methodologies from education, physics, cognitive science, learning analytics, and human-computer interaction. My work focuses on different time scales, from minutes (in problem solving environments and simulations) to months (in MOOCs and learning management systems). Together with instructors, we study how innovative pedagogies and technologies can be implemented at scale and have meaningful impact on learning. This focus can be summarised by three types of learning: analytics, design, and sciences.

  • Learning Analytics – How can we use students’ digital traces to better understand and support learning?
  • Learning Design – How can we build instruction that empowers learners and facilitate them becoming better scientists?
  • Learning Sciences – How does this work enrich our understanding of the nature of human learning, and especially, learning to learn?

Previously I was the Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I graduated from the Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and the Program for Interdisciplinary Reserach (PIER) in Carnegie Mellon University.

In addition, I am the Chair of the PISA Expert Group for Special Domains. I am an associate editor of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED). I am also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (IAIED) and the Steering Committee of Learning at Scale (L@S).