The Open University of Israel
Dr. Ina Blau

Dr. Ina Blau,  Digital Learning & Cyber-Psychology

Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology 

Updated: April 2017

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Address: Department of Education and Psychology
The Open University of Israel
The Dorothy de Rothschild Campus
1 University Road, P.O.B. 808
Ra'anana 43107, Israel 

Office: 972-9-778-1325

Fax: 972-9-778-0632

E-mail: inabl at openu.ac.il


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Education

2010 Ph.D. - E-learning and CyberPsychology, Department of Learning, Teaching and Teacher Education, University of Haifa, Israel
Dissertation: Participation in group discussions through face-to-face, chat, and audio communication modes, as influenced by participant personality and discussion topic
Advisor: Prof. Azy Barak
2007 M.A. (summa cum laude) - Learning Technologies and Networks, Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
Thesis: The influence of social presence on perceived learning in asynchronous text-based non-mandatory online learning forums
Advisor: Dr. Avner Caspi
2002 B.A. (magna cum laude) - Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies, Open University
1992 Teaching Diploma - Music, Oranim Academic College of Education
1990 B.Mus. - Musicology and Piano Performance, Odessa State Music Academy
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Fields of Research: Digital Learning & Cyber-Psychology

  • Social aspects of e-communication
  • Technological innovations in learning and teaching in academia and K-12
  • Mobile learning and ubiquitous interaction
  • Social networking and online privacy
  • E-collaboration and psychological ownership
  • Digital literacy competencies / 21st century skills
  • Design of digital learning materials
  • Digital learning communities
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Academic Positions

2013-present Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
2015 Visiting Scholar, National Institute of Education (NIE), Learning Sciences Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 
2011-2013 Lecturer (Senior Faculty), Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
2011- present Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty) Department of Information and Knowledge Management, Graduate Faculty of Management, University of Haifa
2010-2011 Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), Department of Learning, Teaching and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa
2010-2011 Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), Department of Education, Western Galilee College
2007-2011 Visiting Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
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Courses taught

2016-present Thesis in Education Seminar 2
2016-present Thesis in Education Seminar 1
2012-present Curriculum Development and Implementation (M.A. course), Open University - academic supervision
2012-present From Information to Knowledge: From Information Searching to Knowledge Construction (M.A. course), Open University - academic supervision
2012-present Learning and Education in the Information Society (M.A. course), Open University - academic supervision
2011-present Advanced Quantitative Methods (M.A.), University of Haifa
2011- present Quantitative Methods (M.A.), University of Haifa
2011 Introduction to Psychology , Open University
2011 Qualitative Methods (M.A.), University of Haifa
2010-2011 Computers in Special Education, Western Galilee College
2010-2011 Introduction to Information Technologies, Western Galilee College
2009-2011 Theories of Learning and Instruction (M.A.), Open University
2008-2011 Varieties of Learning Technology: Principles and Applications (M.A.), Open University
2010 Statistics (M.A.), University of Haifa
2009 Sociology of Education: Selected Issues, Open University
2008-2009 Integrating Learning Technologies in Various Disciplines (M.A. seminar), Open University
2007-2009 Technology and Learning (M.A.), Open University
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Scholarships

2008, 2009 PhD candidates' scholarship, Advanced Studies Authority, University of Haifa
2006, 2007 University president's scholarship for excellence, Open University
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Research Grants

2017-2019 Development of digital literacy skills: Teaching Hebrew to Hebrew and Arabic-speaking pupils through digital textbooks and digital learning materials. The Chief Scientist Foundation, Ministry of Education. (1,000,000 NIS)
2015-2016 Distant but face-to-face: Two-way videoconferencing technology and its impact on perceived learning and knowledge acquisition in synchronous learning. MEITAL – IUCC: Inter University Center for E-Learning. (12,000 NIS)
2012-2014 Cheating through digital technologies from the perspective of Israeli students, teachers and parents - patterns and coping strategies. The Chief Scientist Foundation, Ministry of Education. (197,400 NIS)
2012 Learning by preparing virtual tour through tables. Open University of Israel. (20,000 NIS)
2010-2013 Beyond the teaching: The implementation of one-to-one laptop initiatives for students and teachers. The Chief Scientist Foundation, Ministry of Education. (80,000 NIS)
2010 Is a recording worth a thousand words? The influence of using and producing podcasts and screencasts on performance and perceived learning in academia. MEITAL – IUCC: Inter University Center for E-Learning. (12,000 NIS)
2008-2009 Whose line is it? Psychological ownership, perception of learning and its quality as influenced by educational Wiki. Israel Internet Association - ISOC-IL. (50,000 NIS)
2007 Participation in and efficiency of distance learning using Skype™. MEITAL – IUCC: Inter University Center for E-Learning. (7,000 NIS)
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Supervision of Higher Degrees

Erez Porat (Ph.D.) The influence of digital books and openness to experience on the development of digital literacy among middle school students. (With Prof. Azy Barak, University of Haifa. In progress).
Ben Fhala (M.A. thesis). The impact of hypervideo scaffolding on self-regulated vocational video-based e-training. (in progress). 
Hanna Segev (M.A. thesis). The contribution of 1:1 technology model to perceived learning, cognitive learning styles, motivation and digital literacy skills of secondary school students. (in progress). 
Ronit Aviv (M.A. thesis).The contribution of online courses on business model of English for academic purposes units in higher education institutions (With Dr. Yoram M. Kalman, in progress)
Oleg Gorochovsky (M.A. thesis). How innovative pedagogy and development of core competencies are reflected in ICT learning best practices? (With Dr. Efrat Pieterce, in progress)
Deborah Houminer (M.A. thesis). Developing digital literacy skills: The perspectives of teachers and students. (With Prof. Yoram Eshet. In progress)
Tamar Rosmarin (M.A. thesis). Learning with cloud computing: The implications of integrating one-to-one netbooks (Chromebooks) on teaching methods, class management, and digital literacy skills of students in an elementary school. (With Dr. Tamar Shamir-Inbal, in progress).
Tomer Loubaton (M.A. thesis). Self-regulated learning in professional development of ICT coordinators and school facilitators. (With Dr. Tamar Shamir-Inbal, in progress).
Orit Avdiel (M.A. thesis). Development of socio-emotional digital literacy of students through collaborative learning activities. (With Dr. Tamar Shamir-Inbal, 2017).
Adi Friedman (M.A. thesis). Faculty of dishonesty studies: Comping with academic dishonesty in academia. (With Prof. Yoram Eshet. In progress)
Dr. Rivka Taub (Post-Doc). Programming versus using simulations for learning: The effects of knowledge acquisition and on personal epistemology. (With Prof. Yoram Eshet. 2016)
Orli Weiser (M.A. thesis). Knowledge acquisition, perceived learning and participation in synchronous face-to-face, one-way and two-way videoconferencing learning: The influence of personality traits and media naturalness. (With Prof. Yoram Eshet.2016)
Ronen Grinberg (M.A. thesis) ICT in elementary schools: The degree and quality of implementation. (With Dr. Tamar Shamir-Inbal, 2016). 
Haim Shani (M.A. thesis) Mine yours - yours mine! Technology-assisted academic dishonesty in religious state education: Facts, attitudes, characteristics and coping strategies. (With Prof. Yoram Eshet. 2016)
Ronit Lis Hacohen (M.A. thesis) Gender gap in shared navigation app? (With Dr. Vered Silber-Varod.2016)
Sarah Hardy (M.Ed). Supervision of US Grantee, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program 2014-2015. Capstone project: International Lab Partners.
Tzippi Rosenfeld (M.A. thesis) Scaffolding digital games in school settings: Bridging formal and informal knowledge representations in game-based learning. (With Dr. Sarit Barzilai, University of Haifa. 2015)
Idit Rotem (M.A. thesis) Digital academic dishonesty: Perceptions and coping strategies of Israeli teachers, parents, and students. (With Prof. Yoram Eshet. 2015)
Iris Shirazi (M.A. thesis) Knowledge producing, collaborative editing, and maintaining the quality of information in Wikipedia. (2015)
Sigal Shaul (M.Ed. thesis). Go to school with a "digital satchel": Student motivation and learning patterns using "enhanced e-textbooks" in an elementary school. (2014)
Angela Nahra (M.A. thesis) Violent digital games: The interaction of personal traits and environment characteristics. (With Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli. University of Haifa. 2014)
Ronit Ben-Amotz (M.A. thesis) Teacher-student relationships in a social network and their implication ion in-class interaction and learning: Wasted social capital? (2014)
Rotem Shomer (M.A. thesis) Digital reading for pleasure and learning: A comparison between the electronic reader, a computer screen, and printed text (With Dr. Daphne Raban, University of Haifa. 2014)
Liora Makamel (M.A. thesis) Educational social network as an assistive technology for students with communication, learning, and cognitive disabilities. (2014)
Miri Ayali (M.A. thesis) Digitalization among "digital immigrants": The tale of requirement or personal characteristics? (With Dr. Daphne Raban, University of Haifa. 2013)
Sivan Tomashi (M.A. thesis) Disseminating information through social network: The relationships between e-privacy management, personality traits, online self-disclosure, social capital and well-being of the participants. (With Dr. Daphne Raban, University of Haifa. 2013)
Anat Nusan (M.Ed. thesis) Teachers as leaders of change in one-to-one laptop integration for students and teachers in a middle school. (2012)
Adva Rubin (M.Ed. thesis). The effect of interactive technologies - Clickers and Interactive WhiteBoards on academic achievement, performance, motivation, and self-esteem of "at risk" students in a secondary school. (2012)
Azzam Hijazi (M.Ed. thesis) The role of teachers' attitudes and characteristics in leading technological change through elementary school websites in the Arab Sector starting ICT implementation. (2012)
Haya Feldman (M.Ed. thesis) The role of pedagogical management system in the effective management system in the effective management of classes by homeroom teachers in a secondary school. (2011)
Ofer Presser (M.Ed. thesis) Implementing an online pedagogical management system - "Mashov" as a tool for increasing school effectiveness: From the perspective of high-school principals. (2011)
Doli Hushcover (M.Ed. thesis) Changing teaching and learning at elementary schools as a result of integrating Interactive Whiteboards. (2011)
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Other Professional and Administrative Activities

2016-present Member, Digital Learning committee, the Council for Higher Education 
2016-present Chair, Social Sciences Subcommittee, The Open University of Israel
2014-present Board Member Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, The Open University of Israel
2014, 2015, 2016 Acting Head, Graduate Program in Education: Educational Technologies track and Learning Systems track
2015 Acting Head, Graduate Program in Education: Educational Technologies track and Learning Systems track
Acting Head, Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, The Open University of Israel 
2012-present Coordinator, Final Exam for M.A. in Educational Technologies
2011-present Coordinator, Final Exam for M.A. in Learning Systems
2011-present Member, The Open University of Israel Faculty Council
2011-present Member, Social Sciences subcommittee, The Open University of Israel
2011-present Member, Education and Psychology subcommittee, The Open University of Israel
2013-present Member, EARLI - European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
2012-present Member, The Informing Science Institute
2007-present Member, Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies / Chais Research Center for the Integration of Technolgy in Education, Open University of Israel
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List of Publications

Articles in Refereed Books

Blau, I. (2013). E-collaboration within, between, and without institutions: Towards better functioning of online groups through networks. In N. Kock (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration and Technologies (Ch. 13, pp. 188-203). Texas A&M International University, USA: IGI Global Publishing. 
Blau, I., & Barak, A. (2011). Optimization of e-learning: The contribution of personality traits. In D. Hen, & G. Kurtz (Eds.), Integration of informational technologies into Israeli education systems (pp. 61-84). Or Yehuda: Center for Academic Studies [in Hebrew].
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2010). Studying invisibly: Media naturalness and learning. In N. Kock (Ed.), Evolutionary psychology and information systems research: A new approach to studying the effects of modern technologies on human behavior (pp. 193-216). New-York: Springer. 
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Articles in Refereed Journals

Blau, I. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2017). The ethical dissonance in digital and non-digital learning environments: Does technology promotes cheating among middle school students? Computers in Human Behavior.
Blau, I. & Hameiri, M. (2016). Ubiquitous mobile educational data management by teachers, students, and parents: Does technology change school-family communication and parental involvement? Education and Information Technologies. DOI: 10.1007/s10639-016-9487-8.  .
Blau, I. & Benolol, N. (2016). Can designing self-representations through creative computing promote an incremental view of intelligence and enhance creativity among at-risk youth? Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning - IJELL, 12, 267-278.
Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2016). Developing Digital Wisdom by students and teachers: The impact of integrating tablet computers on learning and pedagogy in an elementary school. Journal of Educational Computing Research. doi: 10.1177/0735633116649375.
Blau, I. & Shamir-Inbal, T. (2016). Digital competences and long-term ICT integration in school culture: The perspective of elementary school leaders. Education and Information Technologies, 1-19. DOI: 10.1007/s10639-015-9456-7.
Friedman, A., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Cheating and feeling honest: Committing and punishing analog versus digital academic dishonesty behaviors in higher education. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning - IJELL, 12, 193-205.
Geri, N., Blau, I., Caspi, A. Kalman, Y.M., Silber-Varod, V., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). A decade of Chais conference: Introduction to the IJELL Special Series of Chais conference 2015 best papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning - IJELL, 11,149-157. 
Peled, Y., Blau, I., & Grinberg, R. (2015). Does 1:1 computing in a junior high-school change the pedagogical perspectives of teachers and their educational discourse? Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning - IJELL, 11, 257-271. 
Blau, I., Peled, Y., & Nusan, A (2014). Technological, pedagogical and content knowledge in one-to-one classroom: Teachers developing "digital wisdom". Interactive learning Environments. DOI: 10.1080/10494820.2014.978792
Blau, I. (2014).Comparing online opportunities and risks among Israeli children and youth Hebrew and Arabic speakers, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, DOI: 10.1080/13614568.2014.972993
Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2014). Scaffolding game-based learning: Impact on learning achievements, perceived learning, and game experiences. Computers & Education, 70, 65-79.
Blau, I. & Presser, O. (2013). e-Leadership of school principals: Increasing school effectiveness by a school data management system. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(6), 1000-1011.
Blau, I., Mor, N., & Neuthal, T. (2013). Interacting for learning: Digital portfolios for a learning community in a university course.  Learning, Media and Technology, 38(3), 241-255.
Blau, I., & Peled, Y. (2012). Teachers' openness to change and attitudes towards ICT: Comparison of Laptop per Teacher and Laptop per Student programs. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 8, 73-82. 
Blau, I., & Barak, A. (2012). How do personality, synchronous media, and discussion topic affect participation? Educational Technology & Society, 15(2), 12-24. 
Blau, I., & Hameiri, M. (2012). Teachers-families online interactions and gender differences in parental involvement through school data system: Do mothers want to know more than fathers about their children? Computers & Education, 59, 701-709. 
Blau, I., & Hameiri, M. (2012). Teachers, students, and parents in the integration of technological change: The Mashov Learning Management System. Dapim 54, 105-138. [in Hebrew]. 
Blau, I., & Neuthal, T. (2012). Tweeting educational technology: A tale of professional community of practice. International Journal Cyber-Society and Education - IJCSE, 5(1), 75-80.
Blau, I., & Neuthal, T. (2012). Twitter as a platform for an Israeli community of Information Science professionals.  Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 9, 177-186.
Blau, I. (2012). The silent revolution: Promoting 21th century pedagogy by implementing Interactive Whiteboards in education system. Journal of Theory and Research Ma'of u Ma'ase: Teaching and Learning in the Internet Era, 14, 139-156. [in Hebrew]
Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2012). A comparison of non-mandatory online dialogic behavior in two Higher Education blended environments. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks - JALN, 16(4), 55-70. 
Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Blau, I., Vine. Y., & Billet, A. (2012). Toward a CoI population parameter: The impact of unit (sentence vs. message) on the results of quantitative content analysis. International Review of Research on Distance Learning, 13, 17-37. 
Blau, I. (2011). Application use, online relationship types, self-disclosure, and Internet abuse, among children and youth: Implication for education and Internet safety programs. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 45, 95-116.
Blau, I. (2011). Teachers for "Smart classrooms": The extent of implementing of an Interactive Whiteboard-based professional development program on elementary teachers' instructional practices. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 7, 275-289. 
Blau, I. (2011). E-collaboration within, between, and without institutions: Towards better functioning of online groups through networks. International Journal of e-Collaboration, 7, 22-36. 
Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2011). Media choice for intra-school communication: The role of environment, user, and medium. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 20(4), 337-360. 
Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2011). Collaboration and psychological ownership: How does the tension between the two influence perceived learning? Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 14, 283-298.
Blau, I., & Hameiri, M. (2010). Implementing technological change at schools: The impact of online communication with families on teacher interactions through Learning Management System. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 6, 245-257.
Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Antonovsky, A., Blau, I., & Mansur, A. (2010). The relationship between academic discipline and dialogic behavior in Open University course forums. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11, 49-72.
Blau, I., Mor, N., & Neuthal, T. (2009). Open the windows of communication: Promoting interpersonal and group interactions using blogs in higher education. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 5, 233-246.
Gorsky, P., & Blau, I. (2009). Online teaching effectiveness: A tale of two instructors. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10, 1-27.
Zuckerman, O., Blau, I., & Monroy-Hernández, A. (2009). Children's participation patterns in online communities: An analysis of Israeli learners in the Scratch online community. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 5, 263-274.
Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2008). Social presence in online discussion groups: Testing three conceptions and their relations to perceived learning. Social Psychology of Education, 11, 323-346.
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Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Friedman, A., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). How and why students cheat? The role of technology in academic dishonesty and the penalties for conducting academic dishonesty. In Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies EDULEARN2016. Barcelona, Spain.
Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2016). Digital literacy skills and the challenge of collaborative culture in higher education: From individual psychological ownership to co-ownership. In Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies EDULEARN2016 (pp. 9012-9013). Barcelona, Spain.
Rotem, I., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Academic dishonesty in the digital era: Perceptions and coping strategies of school teachers and parents. In Proceedings of the Global conference on Learning and Technology - GlobalLearn2016. Limerick, Ireland.
Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Cheating and e-cheating: Predictors of digital academic dishonesty among school students - the role of ethics In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.32-43). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Benolol, N. & Blau, I. (2016). Can I become smarter? Creative computing and changing Implicit theories of Intelligence among at-risk youth and normative students. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.44-51). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Friedman, A., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Digital and analog dishonesty in the academia: Prevalence, motivations, and penalties. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.182-190). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Mekamel, L. & Blau, I. (2016). How mentoring social network can become an assistive technology for students with communication disabilities and students with intellectual impairements? In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.156-165). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Nahra, A., Blau, I., & Rafaeli, S. (2016). Violent digital games: The gamers' perspective. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.166-173). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Rotem, I., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Academic dishonesty in the Israeli public school system: Teachers' and parents' perspectives. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.198-207). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2016). "Flipped classroom" at the Open University? Self-regulated individual and collaborative learning in an academic course. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.226-233). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Weiser, O., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Face-to-face, one-way and two-way synchoronous videoconference learning: The role of teaching-learning strategies, personality traits and media naturalness In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.91-100). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Blau, I. & Peled, Y. (2015). Comparing perceived learning and visualizing-verbalizing learning styles of middle-school students in one-to-one versus one-to-many laptop models. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.45-50). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Rozenfeld, T., Barzilai, S., & Blau, I. (2015). Scaffolding Digital Game-Based Learning at School: Relationships Among Learning Achievements, Perceived Learning, and Game Experiences.  In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, & V. Silber-Varod (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 185-194). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Peled, Y., Blau, I., & Grinberg, R. (2015). Implications of the one-to-one learning model on teachers’ pedagogical perceptions and educational discourse in the classroom. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, & V. Silber-Varod (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 155-160). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Blau, I. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). Inappropriate but common: The perception of academic dishonesty in print and digital formats among school students. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman,  V. Silber-Varod, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 18-28). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Nahra, A., Blau, I., & Rafaeli, S. (2014). Cooperative or competitive? Positive and negative consequences of the interaction between gamers aggression baseline and game characteristics. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman,  V. Silber-Varod, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 129-136). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Blau, I. & Dror, Y. (2013). Comparing formal and informal learning by digital technologies: Representative survey of Israeli youth. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 34-42). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Barzel-Rubin, A. & Blau, I. (2013). "Clickers" assisting learning disabilities, Interactive Whiteboards empowering excellence: Technology Contribution to students at different academic levels. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 43-52). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Nusan, A., Blau, I., & Peled, Y. (2013). From one-to-many to one-to-one: Promoting "digital wisdom" and technological pedagogical and content knowledge in one laptop per student and teacher program. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 143-148). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew].
Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2013). Tablets in elementary school: Is the technology ready for pedagogical innovation? In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 208-215). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]. Related article in Globes. 
Blau, I., & Neutal, T. (2012). Marketers in Social Media: Disseminating Information through a Twitter Professional Community of Practice. In Proceedings of the ILAIS 2012 conference. Haifa, Israel: University of Haifa. 
Blau, I., & Hameiri, M. (2012). Smartphones in school - is it really the next generation? Mobile pedagogical management by teachers and families. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 17-24). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]. Related  article in Ynet. 
Blau, I., & Neuthal, T. (2012). Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has an influential Twitter haul? In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 25-34). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]
Blau, I., & Peled, Y. (2012). Are teachers open to change? Laptop per teacher, laptop per student - preliminary results from a comparative study. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 35-44). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]. Related article in Mahshevim Be-Hinuh.
Feldman, H. & Blau, I. (2012). Homeroom teachers navigating effectively their classes through the Mashov - a pedagogical management system. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 222-229). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]
Hoshcover, D., & Blau, I. (2012). Interactive Whiteboards versus projectors in elementary classrooms: Higher involvement, higher achievement. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.122-130). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]
Presser, O., & Blau, I. (2012). Increasing school effectiveness by pedagogical management system - the perspective of high-school principals. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.239-246). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]
Blau, I. (2011). Application use, online behavior, and e-learning survey among children and youth: In favor of online safety, against Internet abuse. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 75-84). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew, lecture].
Blau, I. (2011). Being a smart teacher in a "Smart classroom": Assessing teacher professional development for incorporating Interactive WhiteBoards at schools. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, & S. Eden (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 63-74). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew, lecture].
Blau, I., & Hameiri, M. (2011). Online parental involvement in the 21th century: Students and parents using the "Mashov" Learning Management System. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 55-62). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew, lecture by Hameiri].
Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Blau, I., & David, Y. (2011). Toward a population parameter for higher education, asynchronous course forums. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 28-30). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.
Blau, I., & Hameiri, M. (2010). Implementing technological change: Promoting online interactions at schools through "Mashov" Learning Management System. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 24-31). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew, lecture by Hameiri & Blau].
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2009). Sharing and collaborating with Google Docs: The influence of psychological ownership, responsibility, and student's attitudes on outcome quality In Proceedings of the E-Learn 2009 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education (pp. 3329-3335). Vancouver, Canada. Chesapeake: AACE.
Blau, I., & Barak, A. (2009). Synchronous online discussions: Participation in a group audio conferencing and textual chat as affected by communicator's personality characteristics and discussion topics. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU'09 (pp. 19-24). Lisbon, Portugal.
Blau, I., Zuckerman, O., & Monroy-Hern?ndez, A. (2009). Children participation in media content creation community: Israelis learners in Scratch programming environment.In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.65-72). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. Lecture by Monroy-Hernandez & Zuckerman.
Blau, I., Mor, N., & Neuthal, T. (2009). Interpersonal and group interactions using educational Blogs. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era, (pp.56-64). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. Lecture in Hebrew by Mor.
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2009). What type of collaboration helps? Psychological ownership, perceived learning, and outcome quality of collaboration using Google Docs. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.48-55). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. Lecture in Hebrew.
Blau, I., & Barak, A. (2009). Talking about, talking online: The effect of personality characteristics, medium type and discussion topic on people's willingness to participate in synchronous online discussion. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 14-24). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel [in Hebrew, lecture].
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2008). Do media richness and visual anonymity influence learning? A comparative study using Skype™. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., Geri, N. (Eds.) Learning in the technological era (pp. 18-24). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. Lecture in Hebrew.
Blau, I., & Caspi, A., (2007). Social presence and participation in asynchronous discussion groups. In Y. Eshet, A. Caspi, & Y. Yair (Eds.) Learning in the technological era (pp. 59-66). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel [in Hebrew, lecture].
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Other Publications

Blau, I.& Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). Cheating through digital technologies from the perspective of Israeli students, teachers and parents - patterns and coping strategies. Research report for the Chief Scientist Foundation, Ministry of Education. [in Hebrew]
Shomron, Y., Peled, Y., & Blau, I. (2015). Beyond the teaching: The implementation of one-to-one laptop initiatives for students and teachers. Research report for the Chief Scientist Foundation, Ministry of Education.  [in Hebrew]
Dror, Y., Gershon, S., & Blau, I. (2012). Learning with technology: A survey of Israeli youth on the role of technology in learning and teaching. Research report. The College of Management Academic Studies. Rishon Le-Zion, Israel. Report in English. Report in Hebrew. Related article in Calcalist. Related article in Ynet. Related article in TheMarker
Blau, I. (2012). Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards and developing digital wisdom: Teacher professional development for implementing "Smart boards" in schools. Gadish, 66-80. [in Hebrew]
Blau, I, & Hameiri, M. (2012). New ways for realizing the right to be informed: Increasing student and parental involvement by using the Mashov pedagogical management system. Gadish, 154-166. [in Hebrew]
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Papers Presented in Scientific Conferences


Heng, M.A. & Blau, I. (2016). Finding purpose: What Singaporean and Israeli adolescents are telling us. Paper presented at the APA Annual Convention. Denver, Colorado, USA.
Blau, I & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). How digital technologies affect academic dishonesty behavior of school students? Paper presented at the International Conference on Internet Studies- NETs2016. Osaka, Japan.
Friedman, A., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Who is fooling shom in academia? Perceptions of the phenomenon of academic hishonesty among students and faculty. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual MEITAL National Conference 2016: New Technologies and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Bar-Ilan University, Israel. [in Hebrew]
Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2016). Digital technologies empowering "students' voice": Collaborative learning experience in an academic course. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual MEITAL National Conference 2016: New Technologies and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Bar-Ilan University, Israel. [in Hebrew]
Weiser, O., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Dialogue and monologues in online classroom: How teaching-learning interactions affect student participation in synchoronous lessons conducted through two-way videoconferencing using Zoom technology? In Proceedings of the 14th Annual MEITAL National Conference 2016: New Technologies and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Bar-Ilan University, Israel. [in Hebrew]
Silber-Varod, V. & Blau, I. (2016). Narrating and sharing audio books: A call for a multicultural perspective of knowledge production and management. Paper presented at the KM Conference 2016: Knowledge, Management, Learning, Information Technology: ISEG-University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Blau, I., Weiser, O., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Face-to-face versus one-way and two-way videoconferencing: how medium naturalness and personality traits influence achievement and perceived learning? Paper presented at the 11the Iberian Conference of Information Systems and Technologies-CISTI'2016. Cran Canaria, Canarian Islands, Spain.
Rosenfeld, T., Barsilai, S., & Blau, I. (2016). School as a children's game: Is integration of "scaffolds" in educational games bridge formal and non-formal knowledge representations? Presented at the Innovation Center Research Symposia. Ra'anana, Israel. The Open University of Israel. 
Weiser, O., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). A Zoom on encouraging students? Participation in learning thourgh two-way videoconferencing: The role of teaching-learning interactions. Presented at the Innovation Center Research Symposia. Ra'anana, Israel. The Open University of Israel. 
Weiser, O., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). The role of pedagogy, media, and students' personality in synchronous learning: Comparint face-to-face and videoconferencing participation. In Proceedings of the 10the annual International Technology, Education adn Developemnt Conference-INTED2016 (p. 5005). Valencia, Spain. 
Blau, I. & Peled, Y. (2015). How do one-to-one technologies impact learning and visualizing-verbalizing styles of school students? Paper presented at the 16th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction - EARLI 2015: Towards a Reflective Society:  Synergies between Learning, Teaching and Research. Limassol, Cyprus.
Benamotz, R. & Blau, I. (2015). Implications of teacher-student relationships via a social network on teaching, learning, and classroom atmosphere. Paper presented at the SITE 2015 (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education) International Conference. Las Vegas, NV, US.
Friedman, A., Blau, I. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). To copy ... not to copy ... why not to copy? Dealing with academic dishonesty in academia. Presented at the Research Symposia, The Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies. Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel. 
Weiser, O., Blau, I., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). Knowledge acquisition and synchronous learning experience in bidirectional video conference: Remote but face to face? Presented at the Research Symposia, The Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies. Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.
Friedman, A., Blau, I. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). The role of technology in the phenomenon of academic dishonesty and motivation for dishonesty behaviors in academia. Paper presented at the 13th Annual MEITAL National Conference "New Technologies and Their Evaluation in Online Teaching and Learning". Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Haifa, Israel
Lis Hacohen, R., Silber Varod, V., & Blau, I. (2015). Gender differences in collaborative digital navigation: Active participation and driver’s perception of information accuracy. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.236-237). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.
Friedmnan, A., Blau, I. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). The faculty of dishonesty studies: Coping with academic dishonesty in academia - Crime and punishment. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi,  N. Geri, Y. Kalman, &  V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp.250-251). Ra'anana, Israel: The Open Universit of Israel.
Mekamel, L. & Blau, I. (2014). Mentoring Social Network as Assistive Technology for Students with Communication Disabilities and Intellectual Impairments. Paper presented at 2014 AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) International Convention on Learning, Design and Technology. Jacksonville, Florida, US.
Blau, I., Tomasi, S., & Raban, D. (2014). How the e-privacy management and personality traits of Facebook users are related to their online self-disclosure, social capital and well-being? Paper presented at ICERI 2014 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain.

Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2014). Development of digital literacy and challenge of collaboration: Can they go together? In Y. Yair & E. Shmueli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th annual MEITAL national conference 2014 (pp. 269-274). Levinsky College of Education, Israel. [in Hebrew]

Heifetz, E. M. & Blau, I. (2014). Perceived learning of students with different cognitive styles in different media in an IS course. Paper presented at the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems – ECIS2014-ILAIS2014, Academic College of Tel-Aviv Jaffo. Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Blau, I. (2014). Meaningful learning and social networks: Paradox or opportunity? Panel at the Simposium on Social Networks, Educational and Learning. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. 
Blau, I., Eshet-Alkalai, Y., & Rotem, I. (2014). Cheating and e-cheating: A qualitative investigation of expanding an academic dishonesty framework into digital learning settings. Paper to be presented at the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference - INTED2014. Valencia, Spain.
Shamir-Inbal, T. & Blau, I. (2014). How the implementation of tablet computers impacts learning and pedagogy and promotes "digital wisdom" of students and teachers in the elementary school? Paper to be presented at the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference - INTED2014. Valencia, Spain.
Blau, I. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). School students' perception of academic dishonesty with and without digital tools: Not acceptable, but common. Paper presented at the International Conference on Advanced Education and Management - ICAEM2014. Beijing, China.
Blau, I. (2013). Free speech versus protection of privacy. Respond presented at the 10th Anglo-Israel Colloquium on Ethics and Responsibility in an Interconnected World. Jerusalem, Israel.
Blau, I. & Barzel-Rubin, A. (2013). Assisting learning disabilities and empowering excellence by "clickers" and interactive whiteboards. Presented at 15th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research in Learning and Instruction. TUM School of Education, Technical University Munich, Germany.
Blau, I. & Hameiri, M. (2013). Mobile school data management by teachers and families: Innovative practices for changing educational institutions? Presented at the International Conference of "Technology, Innovation and Social Change". Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, India.
Shomer, R., Blau, I., & Raban, D. (2013). What reading technologies are better for learning and pleasure? Comparing e-reader, a computer screen, and printed text. Presented at the IsraHCI conference. Herzlia, Israel: IDC. [Extended abstract, Poster]
Blau, I. (2012, December). Students and parents in the digital  world. Presented at the conference Technology, Pedagogy, and Policy: Is a systemic innovation possible? A case of ICT program "Adapting the education system to the 21st century". Ra'anana, Israel: Open University of Israel. [lecture in Hebrew]. 
Blau, I. (2012, December). Academic dishonesty via digital technologies: How, when, why? Presented at the Innovation Center Research Symposia. Ra'anana, Israel: Open University of Israel.
Blau, I. & Caspi, A. (2012, July). Listening, watching or reading? Preliminary results of testing podcasts and screencasts learning. In Y. Yair & E. Shmueli (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th Annual MEITAL National Conference 2012: The Open Knowledge World: E-moderating in Academia (pp. 81-86). [in Hebrew: Extended abstract]
Blau, I. & Neuthal, T. (2012, June). Twitter as a platform for an Israeli community of Information Science professionals. In Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference - InSITE2012. Montreal, Canada. 
Blau, I. & Caspi, A. (2012, June). The feeling of ownership in collaborative writing and editing in wiki environments. WikiAcademy annual conference. IDC, Herzlia. [in Hebrew: Abstract, Lecture
Blau, I. & Neuthal, T. (2012, March). Twitter as a communication platform for a professional community of practice of Israeli librarians and information science professionals. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference MultiYeda2012. Kfar Ha-Maccabiah, Ramat-Gan. [in Hebrew: Abstract]
Blau, I. & Neuthal, T. (2012, February).  Social networking behavior in Israeli community practicing learning and information technologies on Twitter. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cyber Behaviour - CB2012. Taipei, Taiwan. 
Blau, I. (2011, December). Smartphone: The intersection of  pedagogical management and learning management systems. Moach - Israeli Assosiation for Information Technologies in Education Annual Conference. Tel-Aviv, Mofet Institute. [in Hebrew: Abstract]
Blau, I. (2011, December). Class journal in smartphone? Pedagogical management through cellphone. Presented at the Innovation Center Research Symposia. Ra'anana, Israel: Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew: Abstract]
Blau, I. (2011, September). Children, risk, and safety online: Israeli survey results among Hebrew and Arabic speakers. Paper presented at the International Conference EU Kids Online: Children, Risk and Safety Online - Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective. London, UK: The London School of Economics and Political Science- LSE. Power point.
Blau, I. (2011, August). Who's afraid of one-time contribution? Using Wikis in education, organizations, and companies: Collaborating openly and exploring the potential of the "long tail" network distribution. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Conference Wikipedia Academy 2011 in Israel. Haifa, Israel. [in Hebrew: Abstract]
Blau, I. (2011, June). Google Apps meet the academia one-to-one. Paper presented at the 9th MEITAL 2010 National Conference. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Tel-Aviv University. [in Hebrew: Power point]
Blau, I., & Barak, A. (2010, October). Synchronous online participation: The effects of participant's personality and discussion topic on participation in face-to-face versus voice chat, and textual group discussions. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR): Sustainability, Participation, Action. Gothenburg, Sweden: University of Gothenburg.
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2010, June). Seeking the quality: Together or alone? The influence of individual and collaborative learning on the sense of ownership, perceived learning and outcome quality. Paper presented at the 8th MEITAL 2010 National Conference. Ra'anana, Israel: Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew: Extended abstract].
Blau, I. (2009, October). Interactive whiteboard: Makeup or real beauty? Presented at the 7th MEITAL 2009 National Conference: The Open Knowledge World. Ramat-Gan, Israel: Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. [in Hebrew: Extended abstract, Poster].
Blau, I., Mor, N., & Neuthal, T. (2009, October). Interactive blogging: Promoting peer interactions through educational Blogs in academic course. Paper presented at the 7th MEITAL 2009 National Conference: The Open Knowledge World. Ramat-Gan, Israel: Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. [in Hebrew: Extended abstract].
Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2008, July). Learning and students' behavior in audio conferencing versus face-to-face classroom. Poster presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology. Berlin, Germany.
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2008). Don't edit, discuss! The influence of Wiki editing on learning experience and achievement. In D. Ben-Zvi (Ed.), Innovative e-learning in higher education (pp.19-23). Haifa, Israel: University of Haifa. [in Hebrew: Extended abstract]
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2008, February). I belong, therefore I learn: Group belonging and online perceived learning. Paper presented at the Annual Counseling Union Conference. University of Haifa. [in Hebrew]
Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2007). Participation in and efficiency of distance learning using Skype™ - preliminary results. In M. Ronen (Ed.). Online Academic Learning (pp.75-77). Holon, Israel: Holon Institute of Technology. [in Hebrew]
Blau, I. (2007, June). I, we, but you are not: The influence of social presence in discussion groups on perceived learning. Presented at the Chais Research Symposia. Ra'anana, Israel: Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew: Power point].
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