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Dr. Avner Caspi, Senior Lecturer

Dr. Avner Caspi
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The Open University The Dorothy De Rothschild Campus One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 43107, Israel
Office:972-9-778-1342 Fax:972-9-778-2632 Email: avnerca@openu.ac.il

2003
Ph.D., Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
Dissertation: The Synchronization Error: Attention and Temporal Aspects
Supervisor: Prof. Yehoshua Tsal
1997
B.A., Behavioral Sciences, Tel Aviv Yaffo Academic College, Tel Aviv
2015-2018
Head of the Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
2013-
Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
2007-2012
Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology, Open University of Israel
2002-2006
Associate researcher, Chais Research Center, Open University of Israel
2003-2011
Adjunct faculty, Tel Aviv Yaffo Academic College
2005
Adjunct faculty, Levinsky College
1997-1999
Assistant lecturer, Tel Aviv Yaffo Academic College
1999-2002
MINERVA Scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, Germany

2005 Chais Research Center (30,000 NIS)

2007 MEITAL (Inter-University Center for e-Learning) (7,000 NIS) 

2008 Israel Internet Association ISOC-IL (50,000 NIS) 

2008 Chais Research Center (30,000 NIS) 

2008 Open University of Israel (100,000 NIS) 

2010 MEITAL (Inter-University Center for e-Learning) (12,000 NIS)

2011 Open University of Israel (28,000 NIS)

2013 Gandyr Foundation (80,000 NIS)

2015 Open University of Israel (40,000 NIS)

2016 Open University of Israel (10,000 NIS)

Eshet-Alkalai, Y, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Geri, N., Kalman, Y.,​ & Etgar, S. (editors) (2019). Proceedings of the 14th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana: Open University of Israel

Eshet-Alkalai, Y, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Etgar, S., Geri, N., Kalman, Y., & Silber-Varod, V. (editors) (2018). Proceedings of the 13th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana: Open University of Israel​

Eshet-Alkalai, Y, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Geri, N., Kalman, Y., & Silber-Varod, V. (editors) (2017). Proceedings of the 12th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana: Open University of Israel

Eshet-Alkalai, Y, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Geri, N., Kalman, Y., & Silber-Varod, V. (editors) (2016). Proceedings of the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana: Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Geri, N., Kalman, Y., & Silber-Varod, V. (editors) (2015). Proceedings of the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana: Open University of Israel.

Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., Geri, N.,  Kalman, Y. Silver-Varod, V., & Yair, Y. (editors) (2014). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the 9th Chais Conference for Innovation in Learning Technologies, 11-12.2.14, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N.,   Kalman, Y., & Yair, Y. (editors) (2013). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the 8th Chais Conference for Innovation in Learning Technologies, 19-20.2.13, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N.,  Yair, Y., & Kalman, Y. (editors) (2012). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the 7th Chais Conference for Innovation in Learning Technologies, 15-16.2.12, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Etgar, S., Geri, N., Kalman, Y., & Silber-Varod, V. (editors) (2017). Proceedings of the 13th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana: Open University of Israel​

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N. & Yair, Y. (editors) (2011). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the 6th Chais Conference, 17.2.11, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N. & Yair, Y. (editors) (2010). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the Chais Conference, 10.2.10, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N. & Yair, Y. (editors) (2009). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the Chais Conference, 18.2.09, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A. & Geri, N. (editors) (2008). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the Chais Conference, 6.2.08, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet, Y., Caspi, A. & Yair, Y. (editors) (2007). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the Chais Conference, 20.2.07, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

Eshet, Y., Caspi, A. & Yair, Y. (editors) (2006). Learning in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the Chais Conference, 1.3.06, Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel.

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.

2.Gorsky, P. & Caspi, A. (2010).  Learning science at a distance: Instructional dialogues and resources. In L. Shaw & D. Kennepohl (Eds.) Accessible elements: Teaching science online and at a distance (pp. 19-36). Athabasca University Press.

3.Gorsky, P., Caspi, A. & Chajut, E. (2008). The theory of instructional dialogue: Toward a unified theory of instructional design. In R. Zheng & S. Pixy-Ferris (Eds.), Understanding online instructional modeling: Theories and practices (pp. 47-68). Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc.

Caspi, A., Bogler, R., & Tzuman, O. (2019). "Judging a book by its cover": The dominance of delivery over content when perceiving charisma.​ ​Group & Organization Management, 44(6), 1067-1098.

Caspi, A., Gorsky, P., Nitzani-Hendel, R., Zacharia, Z., Rosenfeld, S., Berman S. & Shildhouse, B. (2019). Ninth grade students' perceptions of the factorsthat led them to major in high school STEM disciplines​. Science Education, 103,  1176-1205.

Caspi, A., Daniel, M., & Kavé, G. (2019). Technology makes older adults feel older​. Aging and Mental Health, 23(8), 1025-1030.

Geri, N, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Kalman, Y. M., Silber-Varod, V., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2017). Beyond the walls of the classroom: Introduction to the IJELL special series of Chaisconference 2017 best papers​. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Life Long Learning, 13, 143-150. ​ 

Geri, N, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Kalman, Y. M., Silber-Varod, V., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Introduction to the IJELL special series of Chais conference 2016 best papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Life Long Learning, 12, 163-168.

Geri, N, Blau, I., Caspi, A., Kalman, Y. M., Silber-V​arod, V., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2015). A decade of Chais conferences: Introduction to the IJELL special series of Chais conference 2015 best papers A decade of Chais conferences: Introduction to the IJELL special series of Chais conference 2015 best papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Life Long Learning, 11, 149-157.

Chajut, E., Caspi, A., Chen, R., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. (2014).  In pain thou shalt bring forth children: Peak-and-end rule in recalling labor pain. Psychological Science, 25(12), 2266-2271.

Geri, N., Caspi, A., Kalman, Y. M., Silber-Varod, Y., Yair, Y., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2014). Introduction to the
IJELLO special series of Chais Conference 2014 best papers
. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning

Geri, N., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Kalman, Y. M., Yair, Y., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2013). Introduction to the IJELLO
Special Series of Chais Conference 2013 Best Papers
. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 9,
193-199.

Bogler, R., Caspi, A., & Roccas, S. (2013). Transformational and passive leadership: An initial investigation of university instructors as leaders in a virtual learning environment. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 41(3), 372-392.

Geri, N., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Kalman, Y. M., Yair, Y., & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2012). Introduction to the IJELLO special series of Chais conference 2012 best papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 8, 65-71.  

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, 16(4), 55-69.    

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 Open and Distance Learning., 13(1), 17-37.

Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2011). Media choice for intra-school communication: The role of environment, user, and medium 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 influences perceived learning? Social Psychology of Education, 14(2), 283-298.

Geri, N., Yair, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S.,& Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2011). Learning and teaching in the technological era: Introduction to the IJELLO special series of Chais conference 2011 Best Papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 7, 205-211.  

Tickotsky, N., Moskovitz, M.,& Caspi, A. (2011). Dentists' attitudes toward discussing Internet health information with their patients - does professional self efficacy matter? Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71(2), 102-105.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Antonovsky, A., Blau, I., & Mansur, A. (2010). The relationship between academic discipline and dialogic behavior in Open University course forums International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning, 11(2), 49-72.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., Tal-Elhasid, E., & Yair, Y. (2010).  Challenges of integrating technologies for learning: Introduction to the IJELLO special series of Chais conference 2010 best papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 6, 239-244.

Levenberg, A., & Caspi, A. (2010). Comparing perceived formal and informal learning in face-to-face versus online environments. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 6, 323-333.

Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., & Yair, Y. (2009).  Introduction to the IJELLO special series of Chais conference 2009 best papers. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 5, 181-186.

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(3), 323-346.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E.,& Saporta, K. (2008). Participation in class and online discussions: Gender differences. Computers & Education, 50(3), 718-724.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Trumper, R. (2006). Campus-based university students' use of dialogue. Studies in Higher Education, 31(1), 71-87.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Smidt, S. (2007). Use of instructional dialogue by university students in a difficult distance education physics course. Journal of Distance Education, 21(3), 1-32.

Caspi, A., & Gorsky, P. (2006).  Instructional dialogue: Distance education students’ dialogic behavior. Studies in Higher Education, 31(6), 735-752.

Caspi, A., & Gorsky, P. (2006). Online deception: Prevalence, motivation and emotion. Cyberpsychology& Behavior, 9(1), 54-59.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Saporta, K., & Beyth-Marom, R. (2006). The influence of personality on social participation in learning environments. Learning and Individual Differences, 16(2), 129-144.

Beyth-Marom, R., Saporta, K., & Caspi, A. (2005). Synchronous vs. asynchronous tutorials: factors affecting students' preferences and choices. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 37(3), 245-262.

Gorsky, P. & Caspi, A. (2005).A critical analysis of transactional distance theory . Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 6(1), 1-11.

Gorsky, P. & Caspi, A. (2005). Dialogue: A theoretical framework for distance education instructional systems. British Journal of Educational Technology, 36(2), 137-144.

Caspi, A., & Gorsky, P. (2005). Instructional media choice: Factors affecting the preferences of distance education coordinators. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 14(2), 169-198.

Caspi, A., Gorsky, P.,& Privman, M. (2005). Viewing comprehension: Students learning preferences and strategies when studying from video. Instructional Science, 33(1), 31-47.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Trumper, R. (2004). Dialogue in a distance education physics course. Open Learning, 19(3), 265-277.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Tuvi-Arad, I. (2004). Use of instructional dialogue by university students in a distance education chemistry course. Journal of Distance Education, 19(1), 1-19.

Caspi, A., Gorsky P.& Chajut, E. (2003). The influence of group size on non-mandatory asynchronous instructional discussion groups. The Internet and Higher Education, 6(3), 227-240.

Alon, L., & Caspi, A. (2016). The Effect of Students' Self-discrepancy and Self-efficacy on Learning with a Virtual Instructor. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi, N. Geri, Y. Kalman, V. Silber-Varod (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era,, (pp. 21ע – 31ע). Ra'anana: Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]

Abu Elheja M., & Caspi, A. (2015). Faculty, students and Facebook: The challenge for building positive relationships with students versus the risks of losing reputation In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi, N. Geri, Y. Kalman, & V. Silber-Varod (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies:Learning in the Technological Era (pp. ע1-ע11). Ra'anana: Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2012). 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 (pp.81-86). [in Hebrew].

Shilo, R., & Caspi, A. (2011).Caught in the Net - The influence of social network sites on social identification with informal education program. In Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era: Proceedings of the sixth Chais conference on instructional technologies research 2011 (pp. 239ע247-ע). Raanana: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Blau, I., & David, Y. (2011). Toward a population parameter for "Community of Inquiry" in higher education, asynchronous course Forums. In Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era: Proceedings of the sixth Chais conference on instructional technologies research 2011 (pp. 28-30). Raanana: The Open University of Israel.

Levin, T.,& Caspi, A. (2010). Reserved richness to the owner: For his sake or weakness? Examining the influence of media richness on two instructional methods of difficulty learning material. In Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era: Proceedings of the Chais conference on instructional technologies research 2010 (pp. 129ע136). Raanana: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]

Levenberg, A.,& Caspi, A. (2010). Comparing perceived formal and informal learning in face to face versus online environments. In Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era: Proceedings of the Chais conference on instructional technologies research 2010 (pp. 137ע143). Raanana: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2010). Searching for quality – together or alone? The influence of collaborative vs. independent learning on psychological ownership, perceived learning and quality. In Yair, Y., & Shmueli, E. (Eds.) The 8th annual MEITAL national conference 2010 proceedings (pp. 16-20). Raanana: The Open University of Israel. [in Hebrew]

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 T. Bastiaens et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 3329-3335). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2009). What type of collaboration helps? Psychological ownership, perceived learning and outcome quality of collaboration using Google Docs. In Eshet-Alkalai, Y., Caspi, A., Eden, S., Geri, N., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era: Proceedings of the Chais conference on instructional technologies research 2009 (pp. 48-55). Raanana: The Open University of Israel.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2008). Don't edit, discuss! The influence of Wiki editing on learning experience and achievements. In Ben Zvi D. (Ed.), Innovative e-learning in higher education (pp. 18-23). Haifa: Haifa University Press [in Hebrew].

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). Raanana, Israel: Open University of Israel.

Caspi, A., & Levin, T. (2008). Students' media choice: Media Richness, Social Influence, or Experience? In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., Geri, & N. (Eds.), Learning in the Technological Era (pp. 94ע-100ע). Raanana, Israel: Open University of Israel [in Hebrew].

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2007). Participation in and efficiency of distance learning using Skype™ - preliminary results. In Ronen, M. (Ed.), Proceedings of MEITAL fifth annual conference: Online academic learning (pp. 75-77). Holon: Holon Institute of Technology.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Smidt, S. (2007). Students' utilization of instructional resources in a difficult distance education physics course. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A.,& Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 71-77). Raanana: Open University of Israel.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A., (2007). Social presence and participation in asynchronous discussion groups. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the  technological era (pp. 59-66). Raanana: Open University of Israel [in Hebrew].

Bogler, R., Roccas, S., & Caspi, A. (2007). Leadership style in an asynchronous, internet-based, learning environment. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the  technological era (pp. 16-21). Raanana: Open University of Israel.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.& Chajut, E. (2006). Dialogic behavior: Students' utilization of instructional resources. In Fernstrom, K. & Tsolakidis, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of ICICTE: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education (pp.176-180).  Abbotsford, BC, Canada: UCFV Press.

Gorsky, P., & Caspi, A. (2006). Dialogic behavior:  Students' utilization of instructional resources. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A. & Yair, Y. (Eds.), Learning in the technological era (pp. 49-54). Raanana: Open University of Israel.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Saporta, K., & Schupak, A. (2006). On the reasons for and against participation in class meetings and in online forums. In Eshet, Y., Caspi, A., and Yair, Y. (Eds.) Learning in the  technological era (pp. 91-98). Raanana: Open University of Israel [in Hebrew].

Caspi, A., Chajut, E.,& Saporta, K. (2004). Ambiguous messages: Do students understand instructors’ intentions? In: Cantoni, L. & McLoughlin, C. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ed-Media (pp. 3536-3540).

Etgar, S., & Caspi, A. (2019). Oh My Gosh, You Are Overreacting! The mechanism behind judgments of inappropriate emotional expressions. Poster presented at Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making (SPUDM) conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Caspi, A., Bogler R., & Chajut, E. (2019). Charisma in context: The effect of audience response. Poster presented at the 31th APS Annual Convention, Washington DC., USA.

Caspi, A., Bogler, R., & Chajut, E. (2019). Gender differences in perceiving charisma: Findings of two experimental samples. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France.

Gur, Y., Caspi, A., & Chajut, E. (2019). Superstitions increase risk perception. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France.

Shmuel, E., Caspi, A., & Chajut, E. (2019). Doing and (un)believing: Categorizing superstitions into types. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France.​​

Caspi, A., Bogler, R., & Chajut, E. (2018). Charisma at first sight: Warmth and/or competence? Poster to be presented at the 19th European Conference on Personality (ECP), Zadar, Croatia.

Caspi, A., Bogler, R., & Chajut, E. (2018). The effect of minimal information on perception of leader's charisma, competence, and warmth. Poster presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA.

Daniel, M., Caspi, A., & Kavé, G. (2018). Technology makes older people feel older: Stereotype threat affects subjective age. Paper presented at the 22nd Biannual Conference of the Israeli Association of Gerontology, Tel Aviv. 

Caspi, A., Leviatan, I., Chajut, E., & Roccas, S. (2017). Why are young adults less politicallyinvolved? The role of political value and expectancy. Poster presented at the 18th EASP General Meeting, Granada, Spain.

Caspi, A., Bogler, R., & Tzuman, O. (2017). How dominant is delivery over content in affecting perceived charisma? Findings from lab experiments. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS).Vienna, Austria.

Bogler, R., Caspi, A. & Tzuman, O. (2017). Tracking perceived charisma over time: how good delivery may shadow the vision. Paper presented at 2017 AERA Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E., & Ariely, D. (2016). Are there Individual Differences in the Subjective Experience of Labor Pain? Poster presented at the 2016 APS convention, Chicago, USA.

Caspi, A., Leviatan, I., & Roccas, S. (2016). The role of motivational processes in the relationship between national identification and political participation. Paper  presented at ICP2016, Yokohama, Japan.

Ben-Yehudah, G, Caspi, A. & Eshet-Alkalai, Y. (2016). Do interactive animations influence comprehension of electronic picture books? Paper presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Porto, Portugal.

Alon, L., & Caspi, A. (2016). The Effect of Students' Self-discrepancy and Self-efficacy on Learning with a Virtual Instructor. Paper presented at the 11th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana, Israel.

Ben-Yehudah, G, Eshet-Alkalai, Y., & Caspi, A. (2015). The influence of multimedia in e-books on children’s story comprehension. Paper presented at the National Conference on Early Childhood Education, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E., & Ariely, D. (2015). Is it truly as painful as you say it is? Husbands' assessment of their wives' labor pains​. Poster presented at the 14th European Congress of Psychology 2015, Milan, Italy.

Schupak, A., Caspi, A., & Chajut, E. (2015). Coping with conflicts improves under threat: Evidence from a Simon and a visuo-auditory Stroop tasks. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS). St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Caspi, A., Bogler, R., & Tzuman, O. (2015) .Perceiving charisma: Differential processing speed of delivery and content. Poster presented at the International convention of Psychological Science (ICPS). Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Chajut, E., Caspi, A., Chen, R., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. (2015). Bystander biases in memory recollection of other’ experience: the case of husbands’ recollection of their wives’ labor pains. Poster presented at the International convention of Psychological Science (ICPS). Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Abu Elheja M., & Caspi, A. (2015). Faculty, students and Facebook: The challenge for building positive relationships with students versus the risks of losing reputation. Paper presented at the 10th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Ra'anana, Israel.

Bogler, R., Caspi A., Tzuman, O. (2013). The effect of vision and delivery on the perceived charisma of a school’s principal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Indianapolis, Indiana.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Chen, R., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. (2012). Estimating labor pain: The difference between women giving birth reported pain and their spouse estimation. Poster presented at the 4th Biennial Symposium of Personality and Social Psychology (BSPSP), Kazimierz Dolny, Poland.

Schupak, A., Avneri, D., Caspi, A., & Chajut, E. (2012). Assessing the attention bias using the emotional dilution of the Stroop effect paradigm in social phobia participants. Poster presented at the 4th Biennial Symposium of Personality and Social Psychology (BSPSP), Kazimierz Dolny, Poland.

Caspi, A. (2012). Possible influences of virtual friendships. Presented at Digital empowerment: Old concepts, new meanings conference. Herzelia Interdisciplinary Center, Israel (3.7.2012). 

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2012). Psychological ownership in writing and editing Wikis entries: Results of experiment. Paper presented at Wikipedia academy conference. Herzelia Interdisciplinary Center, Israel.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2012). Listening, Watching or Reading? Preliminary results of testing podcasts and screencasts learning. Paper presented at MEITAL tenth annual conference. Rehovot, Israel.

Caspi, A., Chen, R., Chajut, E., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. (2011). Experiencing and recalling pain and stress during giving birth: Differences between women high and low on anxiety trait.Poster presented at International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), London, UK. 

Chajut, E., Chen, R., Caspi, A., Hod, M., & Ariely, D. (2011). In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children: Biases in recollection of giving birth experience. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington DC.

Shilo, R., & Caspi, A. (2011). Caught in the Net - The influence of social network sites on social identification with informal education program. Paper presented at the sixth Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana, Israel.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Blau, I., & David, Y. (2011). Toward a population parameter for "Community of Inquiry" in higher education, asynchronous course Forums. Paper presented at the sixth Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana, Israel.

Bogler, R., Caspi, A., & Roccas, S. (2010). The moderating role of expected academic achievements on the relationship between instructor behavior/leadership and student satisfaction. Paper presented at 24th annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), New Orleans, Louisiana.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2010). Searching for quality – together or alone? The influence of collaborative vs. independent learning on psychological ownership, perceived learning and quality. Paper presented at MEITAL eighth annual conference: Innovative e-learning in higher education, Ra'anana, Israel  

Levin, T., & Caspi, A. (2010). Reserved richness to the owner: For his sake or weakness? Examining the influence of media richness on two instructional methods of difficulty learning material. Paper presented at the fifth Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana, Israel.

Levenberg, A., & Caspi, A. (2010). Comparing perceived formal and informal learning in face to face versus online environments. Paper presented at the fifth Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Ra'anana, Israel.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2009). Sharing and collaborating with Google Docs: The influence of psychological ownership, responsibility, and student's attitudes on outcome quality. Paper presented at E-Learn 2009 -World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada.

Caspi, A., & Roccas, S. (2009). Thinking about myself changes the way I report my personality, report my personality changes the way I think about myself. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) meeting, Evanston, IL.

Caspi, A., & Roccas, S. (2009). Accuracy of personality impression is affected by social identity and mode of information gathering. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Personality (ARP) conference, Evanston, IL.

28.Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2009). What type of collaboration helps? Psychological ownership, perceived learning and outcome quality of collaboration using Google Docs. Paper presented at the fourth Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Caspi, A. (2008). Self presentation and its perception in online dating websites. Paper presented at Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking community, rethinking place conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

30.Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2008). Don't edit, discuss! The influence of Wiki editing on learning experience and achievements. Paper presented at MEITAL sixth annual conference: Innovative e-learning in higher education, Haifa, Israel.

31.Schupak, A., Chajut, E., Caspi, A., & Algom, D. (2008). The emotional Stroop effect: Disentangling attention and threat. Poster presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Caspi, A., & Blau, I. (2008). Learning and students' behavior in audio conferencing versus face-to-face classroom. Poster presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Caspi, A., & Levin, T. (2008). Students' media choice: Media Richness, Social Influence, or Experience? Paper presented at the third Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2008).Do media richness and visual anonymity influence learning? A comparative study using Skype™.  Paper presented at the third Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Chajut, E., Schupak, A., Caspi, A., & Algom, D. (2007). The double attention paradigm: Dissociating systems of visual selective attention. Poster presented at European Society for Cognitive Psychology meeting 2007, Marseille, France.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A. (2007). Participation in and efficiency of distance learning using Skype™ - preliminary results. Paper presented at MEITAL fifth annual conference, Holon, Israel.

Bogler, R., Roccas, S., & Caspi, A. (2007). Leadership style in an asynchronous, internet-based, learning environment. Paper presented at the second Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Blau, I., & Caspi, A., (2007). Social presence and participation in asynchronous discussion groups. Paper presented at the second Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Smidt, S. (2007). Students' utilization of instructional resources in a difficult distance education physics course. Paper presented at the second Chais conference: Learning in the Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Bogler, R., Roccas, S., & Caspi, A. (2006). Leadership patterns in an asynchronous learning environment: Structure and associations with student's satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, Texas.

Bogler, R., Caspi, A.,& Roccas, S. (2006). Leadership style in an asynchronous, internet-based, learning environment. Paper presented at 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Athens, Greece.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.& Chajut, E. (2006). Dialogic behavior: Students' utilization of instructional resources. Paper presented at ICICTE: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education. Rhodes, Greece.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E., Saporta, K., & Schupak, A. (2006). On the reasons for and against participation in class meetings and in online forums. Paper presented at 2006 Chais conference: Learning in Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Gorsky, P., & Caspi, A. (2006). Dialogic behavior:  Students' utilization of instructional resources. Paper presented at 2006 Chais conference: Learning in Technological Era, Raanana, Israel.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Tuvi-Arad, I, Trumper, R. & Nitzani-Hendel R. (2005). Students’ utilization of instructional resources in different educational environments. Paper presented at Meital fourth annual conference, Ben Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A., Trumper R., Tuvi-Arad I. & Nitzani-Hendel, R. (2005). Learning physics and chemistry: Distance and campus-based university students' dialogic behavior. Paper presented at ESERA: European Science Education Research Association. Barcelona, Spain.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.& Trumper R. (2004). Use of instructional dialogue by university students in a distance education physics course. GIREP: International Research Group on Physics Teaching. Ostrava, Czech Republic

Caspi, A., Chajut, E.,& Saporta, K. (2004). Ambiguous messages: Do students understand instructors’ intentions? Paper presented at ED-MEDIA 2004, Lugano, Switzerland.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Tuvi-Arad, I. (2004). Use of instructional dialogue by university students in a distance education chemistry course. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA 2004, Lugano, Switzerland.

Gorsky, P., Caspi, A.,& Tuvi-Arad, I. (2004) Instructional resources and instructional dialogues among undergraduate Chemistry students. Paper presented at MEITAL third annual conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Caspi, A., Chajut, E.& Gorsky P. (2003) A study of asynchronous discussion groups in distance learning courses at the open university of Israel. Paperpresented at the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction - EARLI conference 2003, Padua, Italy.

Caspi, A. (2000). The role of attention in sensorimotor synchronization. Poster presented in the eighth international Workshop on Rhythm Perception and Production, Castleton, UK.

Shalev, L., Caspi, A.,& Mevorach, C. (1999) Integrating an Experimental Laboratory on Visual Attention in a Distance Learning Environment. Paper presented at the TELE ’99 conference, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Fields of Research •Instructional and learning technologies •Cyber psychology •Cognitive psychology: perception and attention •Individual differences

 

  • Ina Blau, (MA), Social presence in academic discussion groups (2007)
  • Devori Avramovitch, (MA), Using Podcasting to teach advanced literacy skills in the EFL Classroom (2008)
  • Tamar Levin, (MA), Does the medium matter? Examining the medium's influence on performance of learning task (2010)
  • Lior Hasson, (MA), Recalling learning experiences: Are there any differences between perceived learning and learning experience? (2010)
  • Ariella Levenberg, (MA), Comparing perception of formal versus informal learning in face-to-face and online environments 
     (2010)
  • Rakefet Nitzani-Hendel (MA). The effects of peer-helper's academic status on computer-mediated academic help-seeking behavior (2013)
  • Mamoon Abu-Elheja (MA). Connecting with students over Facebook: Building positive relationships or loosing reputation (2014).
  • Ofir Tzuman (MA). School principal’s perceived charisma: The effect of vision and delivery (2014).
  • Roi Shillo (MA). Connecting through the Network: The effect of intergroup online communication on stereotypes in a peace education program (2014).
  • Liat Blatman (MA). Developing and testing a tool for improving measurements  of students’ knowledge of fractions (2015).
  • Lilach Alon (MA). The effect of virtual instructor on self-discrepancy, self-efficacy and learning achievements (2015).
  • Merav Daniel (MA). Using technology elicits age-related stereotype threat and influences subjective age perception (2017).
  • Roy Tal (MA). The influence of perceived social threat, social identity complexity and anonymity on online hostility (2017).
  • Roi Shir Dishon (MA). Knowing the unknown: Generating an image of a str​anger using digital media (2018). 

  • Noam Liav (MA). Exposure to negative media content, personality and well-being (2018).​

  • 2014 - present Individual differences, MA, The Open University of Israel
  • 2006 - present Issues in the Psychology of Internet Users, M.A. seminar, The Open University of Israel
  • 2003 - 2011 Cyber-psychology, Seminar, Tel-Aviv Yaffo Academic College
  • 2003 - present The Open University of Israel, Seminar paper advisor in the following courses:


    •Visual Attention
    •Judgment and Evaluation under Conditions of Uncertainty
    •Visual Imagery and Dream
    •Cross-Cultural Psychology
     

  • 1999 Instructor, Visual Attention, The Open University of Israel