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Judith Gal-Ezer, Full Professor

Prof. Judith Gal-Ezer
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The Open University Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science 1 University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 43107, Israel
Office:Tel: 972-9-7782244 Fax:Fax: 972-9-7780605 Email:galezer@openu.ac.il

1968
B.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
1971
M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
1978
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University
1983-1985
Diploma studies, Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University
1980 - 1985
Lecturer (adjunct), Tel-Aviv University
1990 - 1995
Senior Lecturer, The Open University of Israel
1994 - 1995
Senior Lecturer (adjunct), Tel-Aviv University
1995 - 2002
Associate Professor, The Open University of Israel
2002 - 2016
Full Professor, The Open University of Israel
2016 - 2019
Professor Emerita, The Open University of Israel
2019
Full Professor, The Open University of Israel

1986 - 1987  Visiting Lecturer Tel-Aviv University

1993 - 1994  Visiting Scientist The Weizmann Institute of Science

1995 - 1996  Consultant The Weizmann Institute of Science

Summer 2002  Visiting Scientist The Weizmann Institute of Science

1980 -  The Open University of Israel

1980 - 1985 Developing courses in Mathematics

1985 - 1990 1994 - 1996 Coordinator, Computer Science team (equivalent to Department Head, for details see Appendix A)

1990 - 1993 Head, Academic Development Division (for details see Appendix A)

1996 - 1999 Head, Mathematics and Computer Science Department and Head, Computer Science Division

1999 - 2005 Vice President for Academic Affairs

2008 - 2009 Director, International Academic Outreach

2009 - 2012  Vice President for Academic Affairs

2012 - 2016  Advisor to the President on Women’s and Gender Issues 

2016 - 2018  Professor Emerita the Open University

2019 - Professor at the Open University of Israel 

1990 - 2017, 2019 -    Open University Council

2009 - 2014   Open University Executive Committee

1990 – 2017, 2019 -    Open University Senate

1999 – 2012   Open University School of Technology Steering Committee

Other

1995 - 1999, 2007 - 2009 Malam - The National Center for Science Education, Open University representative

2013 - 2016 Meital - The Inter-University Center for E-Learning – IUCEL, Open University representative

Ministry of Education
1990 - 2000 Member, Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School (for details see Appendix B)
2001 -  Member, steering committee of the National Computer Science Teachers' Center
2005 - 2009 Chair, Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School
2007 - 2009 Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee for Computer Studies in High School 
2009 - Member, Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School
2012 - 2014  Chair, Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School
2012 - 2014 Member, Professional Committee for Computer Studies in Middle School
2012 - 2014 Member of Professional Committee for Systems Design in High School  
2016 - Vice chair of the Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School

 

The Council for Higher Education (CHE - Malag) and the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC -Vatat)
1997 - 1999 Member, subcommittee for anatomization and accreditation Netanya College for B.A. in Computer Science (CHE)
2002 - 2004 Member, subcommittee for Netanya College’s request for a Masters' degree in Computer Science (CHE)
2005 - 2009 Chair, subcommittee for academization and accreditation Ashkelon College for B.A. in Computer Science (CHE)
2006 - 2009 Chair, subcommittee for Hadassa College’s request for a Masters' degree in Computer Science (CHE)
2006 - 2009 Chair, subcommittee for academization and accreditation Sapir College for B.A. in Computer Science (CHE)
2007 - 2009 Member, Tikshuv (computers and communication) committee (PBC)
2013 - Member of the CHE committee for nominating college professors 
2013 - 2015 Member of the CHE committee for teaching quality
2014 - 2016 Member of the CHE
2016 - Chair, Alon scholarship Committee
2018 - 2020 Member of more CHE subcommittees for the accreditation of colleges, Reviewer of CS programs of colleges, all too numerous to list here.
2018 -  Member of the Science Committee for nominations of Professors affiliated with colleges

 

2005 - 2015 Member, Advisory Board, AMSA (Advanced Math and Science Academy, Charter School, Massachusetts)
2005 – 2008 International Director, Board of Directors, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Member and later Head of Research Committee, CSTA
Head of International Committee, CSTA
Member, Ad-hoc Teachers' Certification committee, CSTA
2008 - 2019 Advisory Council, CSTA
2008 - 2015 Member, Research Committee, CSTA
2013 - 2014 Member, ACM ISEF Award Committee
2014 - 2015 Chair, ACM  ISEF Award Committee
2015 - 2019 Member, ACM Europe Council
2015 - 2019  Member, EUACM, the European Policy Committee
2015 - 2018 Member, CECE, the Committee on European Computing Education (In 2018 CECE ceased to exist, Informatics4All was established)
2015 - 2018 Member, Google's Education Advisory Council
2017 - 2019 Vice Chair ACM Europe Council    
2017 -  Member, Informatics4All

1992 -
Member, editorial advisory board, Computers and Education
2005 -
Member, editorial board, THEMES in Education
2011 - 2016
Associate Editor, Inroads - ACM Magazine

2015 - 2019 WiPSCE - Workshop in primary and Secondary Computing Education, Steering Committee

2015 -  WiPSCE - Workshop in primary and Secondary Computing Education, Program Committee

2017 ITiCSE2017 Program Committee

2017 -   International Conference on Computational Thinking Education

2017 - 2019 ACM Nomination Committee

2017 -   IEEE Taylor Booth Award Committee

2018 -   ICER program committee

2020 -   CC2020 steering committee

There are more ad-hock committees too numerous to list here.

Extensive refereeing for professional international journals such as: Communication of the ACM; International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology; Computers and Education and Inroads, as well as international conferences such as: SIGCSE, ITiCSE, WiPSCE, CSEDU and more.

ACM

SIGCSE

IEEE (until2019)

2017
2015
IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, for outstanding research and its practical application in the field of computer science education
2007
ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

1980-1986
Math courses (writing and coordinating):

◾Infinitesimal Calculus III (with co-authors)
◾Ordinary Differential Equations (with co-authors)
◾Numerical Analysis (with co-authors)

1984-1999
Computer Science courses (partial list; supervising the translation of books, preparation of study guides, rewriting and editing): ◾Introduction to Computer Science
◾Digital Design
◾Automata and Formal Languages
◾Operating Systems
◾Computability and Complexity
◾Data Structures and Algorithms
◾Algorithmics
◾Topics in Computer Science Education
◾Two units for the high school curriculum:
    Computer Organization
    Computational Models
 

2005-2009
Computer Science courses: Rewriting (supervising the translation of books, preparation of study guides):

◾Digital Design
◾Algorithmics
◾Data Structures and Algorithms
 

2012-2015
Computer Science courses: Rewriting (supervising the translation of books, preparation of study guides):

◾Algorithmics
◾ Introduction to Computer Science with Java
◾Topics in Computer Science Education
◾ Computer Science Education Workshop
 

Open University Books

Mathematics
1981  Introduction to Differential Equations– with Prof. Eli Levin. 
1981 Numerical Computation (adapted from the OU English version) – development coordinator.
1983-1986
– author of 6 units, and development coordinator.
Computer Science
1986 Introduction to Computer Science using Pascal (translation, adapted for distance learning) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1988 Numerical Computation(revised version for computer applications) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1988 Computer Organization and Programming (translation and study guide) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1988 Digital Design(translation and study guide) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1989 Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations(study guide) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1990 Prolog and Artificial Intelligence(study guide) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1990 Introduction to System Programming with C(study guide) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1991 Automata Theory and Formal Languages – rewriting and development coordinator. 
1991  Algorithmics: The Foundations of Computer Science– development coordinator. 
1998 Seminar: Topics in Computer Science Education – reader editing, study guide, teaching. 
1998 Computational Models for High-School – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1999 Computer Organization for High-School – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
1999 Computer Organization and Programming(new revised version) – academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
2000 Introduction to Computer Science(Using C++) – academic responsibility. 
2002  Seminar: Topics in Computer Science Education(revised) – academic responsibility. 
2008  Algorithmics: The Foundations of Computer Science – development coordinator of the updated study guide. 
2008 Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms – a different new version based on a new edition of the textbook, academic responsibility and development coordinator. 
2008  Digital Design– development coordinator of the updated study guide. 
2014 Algorithmics: The Foundations of Computer Science – development coordinator of the updated course 
2014 Topics in Computer Science Education (updated) – development 
2014 Workshop – Pedagogical Aspects of Computer Science Education 
 

M.Sc. – Asymptotic Solution of Wave Propagation Problems in Slender Bodies of Revolution. Supervisor: B. Rulf

Ph.D. – The Displacement due to Wave Propagation from a Finite Source in a Layered Elastic Solid. Supervisor: F. Abramovitz

J. Gal-Ezer
“Will ODL undergo major changes in the next millennium?” In V. Venugopal Reddy and Manjulika, S. (eds.), Towards Virtualization: Open and Distance Learning, Kogan Page India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2002.

Z. Erlich, J. Gal-Ezer & D. Lupo
“Traditional Distance Education vs. Technology-Integrated Distance Education,” In L.C. Jain & R.J. Howlett (eds.), Intelligent Internet Based Teaching and Learning, Ch. 2, World-Scientific, 2002.

Z. Erlich, & J. Gal-Ezer
“The Open University of Israel – A Distance Education Institution”. In C. Howard, J. Boettcher, L. Justice, P. L. Rogers and G. A. Berg (eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, US: Idea Group Reference, 2005, pp. 1421-1429.

J. Gal-Ezer
Enseignement de l’informatique en Israël — Réalisations et défis , INFORMATIQUE EN EDUCATION : PERSPECTIVES CURRICULAIRES ET DIDACTIQUES, to be published.

B. Rulf & J. Gal-Ezer
“High Frequency Waves in Thin Bodies of Revolution,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 1972, 21, pp. 1-10.

F. Abramovici & J. Gal-Ezer
“Numerical Seismograms for a Vertical Point-Force in a Layered Solid,” Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 1978, 68, pp. 81-101.

F. Abramovici & J. Gal-Ezer
“Seismic Waves from Finite Faults in Layered Media,” Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 1979, 69, pp. 1693-1714.

F. Abramovici, J. Gal-Ezer & J. Baumgarten
“A Method for Extracting Phase Velocity Curves from Seismograms,” Geophys. J. R. Astr. Soc., 1981, 65, pp. 727-739.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“An Algorithmic Approach to Linear Systems,” Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol., 1984, 15, 4, pp. 501-519.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“Convergence Acceleration as a Computational Assignment,” Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol., 1987, 18, 1, pp. 15-28.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“The Computational Potential of Rational Approximations,” Computers and Education, 1987, 11, pp. 33-46.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“Computational Aspects of Rational vs. Polynomial Interpolation,” Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol., 1988, 19, 4, pp. 567-579.

S. Breuer, J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“Microcomputer Laboratories in Mathematics Education,” Computers and Mathematics, 1990, 19, 3, pp. 13-34.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“Error Bounds for Interpolative Approximations,” Mathematics and Computer Education, 1990, 24, 3, pp. 198-212.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“Real World Models in the Teaching of Calculus,” UMAP: J. Undergraduate Mathematics and its Application, 1992, 13, 2, pp. 93-100.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“Corrected Summation of Alternating Series,” Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol., 1993, 24, pp. 171-176.

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“A Teachable Derivation of Asymptotic Error Expansions for Numerical Integration,” Mathematics and Computer Education, 1994, 28, 3, pp. 303-313.

. Gal-Ezer
“Computer Science Teachers’ Certification Program,” Computers and Education, 1995, 25, 3, pp. 163-168.

J. Gal-Ezer, C. Beeri, D. Harel & A.Yehudai
A High-School Program in Computer Science ,” Computer, 1995, 28, 10, pp. 73-80.

T. Rosenthal, J. Gal-Ezer & N. Ben-Zvi
“Professional Updating and Computer Training for Immigrants: A Case Study,” GATES, 1995, 2, 1, pp. 26-32.

J. Gal-Ezer
A Pre-Programming Introduction to Algorithmics,” Mathematics and Computer Education, 1996, 30, 1, pp. 61-69.

J. Gal-Ezer & O. Lichtenstein
A Mathematical-Algorithmic Approach to Sets: A Case Study,” Mathematics and Computer Education, 1997, 31, 1, pp. 33-42.

J. Gal-Ezer & D. Harel
What (else) should CS educators know?,” Communications of the ACM, 1998, 41, 9, pp. 77-84.

C. Stephenson, J. Gal-Ezer, C. Rice & C. Wolf
“Revitalizing High School Computer Science: Finding Common Ground,” Journal of Computer Science Education, 1998, 12, 1&2, pp. 8-17.

J. Gal-Ezer & D. Harel
Curriculum and Course Syllabi for High-School Computer Science Program,” Computer Science Education, 1999, 9, 2, pp. 114-147.

J. Gal-Ezer & A. Zeldes
Teaching Software Designing Skills,” Computer Science Education, 2000, 10, 1, pp. 25-38.

J. Gal-Ezer, & D. Lupo
Integrating Internet Tools into Traditional CS Distance Education: Students’ Attitudes,”Computers and Education, 2002, 38, 4, pp. 319-329.

J. Gal-Ezer & E. Zur
The Efficiency of Algorithms – Misconceptions,” Computers and Education, 2004, 42, 3, pp. 215-226.

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner & E.Zur
Teaching Efficiency at CS1 Level: A different approach,” Computer Science Education, 2004, 14, 3, pp. 235-248.

Z. Erlich, J. Gal-Ezer & I. Erlich
Skills required for participating in CMC courses: An empirical study,” Computers and Education, 2005, 44, 4, pp. 477-487.

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer
Teaching Reductive Thinking,” Mathematics and Computer Education, 2005, 39, 2, pp. 131-142.

M. Armoni, J. Gal-Ezer & D. Tirosh
Solving Problems Reductively,” Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2005, 32, 2, pp. 113-129.

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer
Introducing Non-Determinism,” Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2006, 25, 4, pp. 325-359.

. Gal-Ezer & H. Habiballa
“A Unique high-school curricula for informatics for grammar schools in Israel,” MFI Matematika-Fyzika-Informatika [Czech journal], 2006, 16, 2, pp. 104-113.

M. Armoni,  J. Gal-Ezer & O. Hazzan
Reductive Thinking in Computer Science,” Computer Science Education, 2006, 16, 4, pp. 281-301.

J. Gal-Ezer & E. Zur
Reaching Out to CS Teachers: Certification via Distance Learning,” Mathematics and Computer Education, 2007, 41, 3, pp. 250-265.

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer
“Non-determinism: An Abstract Concept in CS Studies,” Computer Science Education, 2007, 17, 4, pp. 243-262.

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner & E. Zur
“Once She Makes it, She’s There!: A Case Study,” Computer Science Education, 2008, 18, 1, pp. 17-29.

J. Gal-Ezer & C. Stephenson
"The Current State of Computer Science in U.S. High Schools: A Report from Two National Surveys", Journal for Computing Teachers, Spring 2009

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner, & E. Zur
"The Professor on Your PC: A Virtual CS1 Course", Inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 2009, 41, 3, pp. 191-195.

J. Gal-Ezer, D. Shahak, & E. Zur
"Computer Science Issues in High school: Gender and more…", Inroads SIGCSE Bulletin, 2009, 41, 3, pp. 278-282.

O. Hazzan, J. Gal-Ezer, & N. Ragonis
"How to establish a Computer Science Teacher Preparation Program at your University", The ECSTPP Workshop, ACM Inroads Magazine, 2010, 1, 1, pp. 35-39.

J. Gal-Ezer, & C. Stephenson
"Computer  Science Teacher Preparation is Critical", ACM Inroads Magazine, 2010, 1, 1, 61-66.

Z. Fraiman, J. Gal-Ezer, E. Kanel, & T. Lapidot,
"An Israeli-Russian Collaboration of Ideas", ACM Inroads Magazine, 2013, 4, 3, 76-81.

J. Gal-Ezer,& C.Stephenson
"A Tale of Two Countries: Successes and Challenges in K-12- Computer Science Education in Israel and the United States", ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, Article 8, June 2014.

M. Armoni and Gal-Ezer, J.,
"Early Computing Education – Why? What? When? Who?", ACM Inroads Magazine, 2014, 5,4, pp. 54-59

Judith Gal-Ezer & Mark Trakhtenbrot (2016): "Identification and addressing reduction-related misconceptions", Computer Science Education,
DOI:10.1080/08993408.2016.1171470

Judith Gal-Ezer & M. Trakhtenbrot, Reduction Patterns – A Practical Tool for Proving Undecidability, Proceedings of ITiCSE’16, 2016, Arequipa, Peru, ACM 978-1-4503-4231-5/16/07.

Michael E. Caspersen, Judith Gal-Ezer, Andrew McGettrick, Enrico Nardelli, Informatics as a Fundamental Discipline for the 21st Century, Communications of the ACM, 2019, Vol. 62 No. 4, DOI: 10.1145/3310330

C. Stephenson, J. Gal-Ezer, B. Haberman & A. Verno
The New Educational Imperative: Improving High School Computer Science Education,” Final report of the CSTA Curriculum Improvement Task Force, February 2005.

B. Ericson, M. Armoni, J. Gal-Ezer, D. Seehorn, C. Stephenson & F. Tree
Ensuring Exemplary Teaching in an Essential Discipline: Addressing the Crisis in Computer Science Teacher Certification,” Final Report of the CSTA Teacher Certification Task Force, September 2008.

Fabrizio Gagliardi, Chris Hankin, Judith Gal-Ezer, Andrew McGettrick, Maarja Meitern "Advancing Cybersecurity Research and Education in Europe: Major Drivers of Growth in the Digital Landscape" https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/public-policy/2016_euacm_cybersecurity_white_paper.pdf ,2016.

J. Vahrenhold, E. Nardelli, Pereira, G. Berry, M. E. Caspersen, J. Gal-Ezer;M. Kölling, A. McGettrick, and M. Westermeier. Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All In The Same Boat? Association for Computing Machinery / Informatics Europe, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1145/3106077  2017

J. Gal-Ezer & G. Zwas
“The Construction of Library Functions in High School Mathematics,” Abstracts of the Second International Jerusalem Convention on Education, 1989.

T. Rosenthal, J. Gal-Ezer & N. Ben-Zvi
“Professional Updating and Computer Training for Immigrants: A Case Study,” WCCE (Sixth IFIP World Conference Computers in Education), Birmingham, 1995.

M. Daniels, J. Gal-Ezer, I. Sanders & J. Teague
Teaching Computer Science: Experience from Four Continents,” The Proceedings of the 27th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 1996, pp. 102-106.

J. Gal-Ezer & E. Zur
The Concept of ‘Algorithm Efficiency’ in the High School CS Curriculum,” FIE (Frontiers in Education) 2002 Proceedings.

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner & E. Zur
Characteristics of Students who Failed (or Succeeded) in the Introductory CS Course,” FIE 2003 Proceedings.

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer
Non-Determinism in CS High-School Curricula,” FIE 2003, Proceedings.

J. Gal-Ezer & D. Lanzberg
Using Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Learning in Computer Science Courses,” work in progress, FIE 2003, Proceedings.

J. Gal-Ezer & M. Trakhtenbrot
Use of Visual tools in Distance Teaching of Computational Models,” FIE 2003 Proceedings.

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer
“On the Achievements of High School Students Studying Computational Models,” Proceedings of the 9th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2004, 36, 3, pp. 17-21.

J. Gal-Ezer, D. Lanzberg & D. Shahak
“Introducing Undecidability,” Tips and Techniques, Proceedings of the 9th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2004, 36, 3, p. 276.

. Gal-Ezer, D. Lanzberg & D. Shahak
“Interesting Basic Problems for CS1,” Tips and Techniques, Proceedings of the 9th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2004, 36, 3, p. 275.

M. Armoni,  J. Gal-Ezer & O. Hazzan
Reductive Thinking in Undergraduate CS Courses,” Proceedings of the 11th annual ITiCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2006, 38, 3, pp.133-137.

T. Vilner, E. Zur, & J. Gal-Ezer
Fundamental Concepts of CS1: Procedural vs. Object Oriented Paradigm: A Case Study,” Proceedings of the 12th Annual ITiCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2007, 39, 3, pp. 171-175.

J. Gal-Ezer & M. Trakhtenbrot
“Technology in Distance Teaching of Computational Models,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA2007, 2, pp. 54-59.

J. Gal-Ezer
“Computer Science in High-Schools: Curricula and Research,” A. Jimoyiannis (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd Panhellenic Conference on Computer Science Education, 2006, pp. 3-12, Korinthos, Greece.

T. Vilner, E. Zur & J. Gal-Ezer
“Fundamental Concepts of CS1: Procedural vs. Object Oriented Paradigm: A Case Study,” Proceedings of the 12th Annual ITiCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2007, 39, 3, pp. 171-175.

E. Zur, T. Vilner & J. Gal-Ezer
“Space Complexity in CS1,” Proceedings of IEEII, Informatics Education Europe II, Greece, November 2007, 126-135.

O. Hazzan, J. Gal-Ezer & L. Blum
“A Model for High School Computer Science Education: The Four Key Elements that Make It!” Proceedings of The 39th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE, 2008, pp. 281-285 [Appears as Inroads, SIGCSE Bulletin, 2008, 40, 1, pp.281-285].

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner & E. Zur
“The Professor on Your PC: A Virtual CS1 Course,” FIE 2008.

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner & E. Zur
“Is the Paradigm Shift in CS1 Harmful: A Case Study,” The 40th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE, 2009.

N. Ragonis, O. Hazzan, & J. Gal-Ezer
“A survey of Computer Science Teacher Preparation Programs in Israel tells us: Computer Science deserves designated high school teacher preparation!” Proceedings of SIGCSE 2010, The 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, pp. 401-405.

S. Cooper, B. Owens, C. Stephenson, & J. Gal-Ezer
The New CSTA K-12 Standards, Proceedings ITiCSE2012, July 2012

J. Gal-Ezer
"Challenges in Computer Science Education", Proceedings WiPSCE2012, Keynote paper, Hamburg, November2012.

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner, & E. Zur
"Examining at a Distance - how does it work?", The Joy of Learning – EDEN Annual Conference Proceedings, 2013, Oslo, pp.615-623.

Z Fraiman, J. Gal-Ezer, E. Kanel, & T. Lapidot
"An Israeli-Russian Collaboration of Ideas", Poster, ITiCSE2013, Canterbury July 2013.

C. Stephenson, J. Gal-Ezer,J. King & S. Humphreys
"Transforming Computer Science in Schools", Panel, ITiCSE2013, Canterbury, July 2013.

J. Gal-Ezer & E. Zur, "What (else) should CS educators know? – revisited", WiPSCE'13 Proceedings of the 8th Workshop in Primary and Secondary computing Education, 83-86, ACM New-York, NY, USA 2013.
 

J. Gal-Ezer, R. Marelly &S. Szekely 
"Plethora of Skills - Play-Learn-Practice-Invent-Share" Proceedings ITiCSE '20, June 15–19, 2020.
https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3393984

J. Gal-Ezer “Computers and Computer Science in High School Curricula”, Proceedings of the VI International Congress in Distance Education”, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1995, pp. 25-34.

E.S. Adams, K. Barker, J. Gal-Ezer, P. Lawhead, K. Maly, J.E. Miller, P. Thomas  “Distance Education: Promise and Reality”, panel, The Proceedings of the Twenty-Eight SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 1997, pp. 369-370.

C. Stephenson, J. Gal-Ezer, C. Rice, C. Wolf  “Revitalizing High School Computer Science: Finding Common Ground”, panel, NECC (National Educational Computing Conference) ’97, Seattle, June 1997.

J. Gal-Ezer, G. Davies, M. Daniels, M. Petre,  J. Teague “Teaching Computing at a Distance”, FIE (Frontiers in Education) ’97, Pittsburgh, November 1997 (panel).

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner & E.Zur "Teaching Algorithm Efficiency in a CS1 Course: A Different Approach", poster, Proceedings of the 8th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2003, p. 256.

O. Hazzan, J. Gal-Ezer & N. Ragonis "Preparation of High School Computer Science Teachers: The Israeli Perspective", Special session, accepted, The 40th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE, 2009.

J. Gal-Ezer, T. Vilner, E. Zur et al. "Predictors for success in studying CS", An international panel, The Proceedings of the 35th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2004, p. 145.

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer "Reductive Thinking in Undergraduate CS Courses: Work in Progress", poster, Proceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2005, 37, 3, p. 362.

C. Stephenson, M. Chiles, J. Gal-Ezer, J. Martin & A. Verno "Finding a Computing Curriculum That Fits: The United States and Beyond", panel, NECC(National Educational Computing Conference'2005) Philadelphia, June 2005.

J. Gal-Ezer & M. Trakhtenbrot "Challenges in Teaching the Pumping Lemma in Automata Theory Course", poster, Proceedings of the 10th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2005, p. 369.
 

M. Armoni & J. Gal-Ezer "Reduction – an Abstract Thinking Pattern: The Case of the Computational Models Course", poster, Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2006, p.389.

J. Gal-Ezer & M. Trakhtenbrot "Algebraic Characterization Of Regular Languages: How to Cope With All These Equivalences?", poster, Proceedings of the 11th Annual ITiCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2006, p. 325.
 

T. Vilner, E. Zur, & J. Gal-Ezer, "The Paradigm Shift from Procedural to Object Oriented: A Case Study", poster, 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2007.

P. Henderson, J. Gal-Ezer et al. "Computational Thinking", BOF, 38th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2007.

Z Fraiman, J. Gal-Ezer, E. Kanel, & T. Lapidot
 An Israeli-Russian Collaboration of Ideas, ITiCSE2013, Canterbury, England, July 2013.

C. Stephenson, J. Gal-Ezer,J. King & S. Humphreys Transforming Computer Science in Schools, Panel, ITiCSE2013, Canterbury, July 2013.

A. Craig, C. Lang, M. N. Giannakos,C.Kleiner, J.Gal-Ezer "Looking Outside: What Can Be Learnt From Computing Education Around The World?", SIGCSE2014, Georgia, Atlanta, March 2014.

The SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education and
The Annual ITiCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Computer Science – Its Effect on High-School the Choice of Higher Education

High-School and Undergraduate Computing Education from the Perspective of Gender 

Teaching Undecidability Using Reduction Patterns

The CC2020 Report

J. Gal-Ezer
“Distance learning and technology based distance learning,” A position paper, UNESCO Communication Division Magazine, 2001.

After several years of research work on wave propagation and seismology, and after completing my M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, I chose to turn to a different topic and concentrate on educational research in two of my favorite areas: the teaching of computer-integrated mathematics; and computer science education.

My research of computer-integrated mathematics centered on the computational aspects and an algorithmic approach to the teaching / learning of various topics in mathematics. The highlight of this research was the presentation of central mathematical subjects based on elementary knowledge only, and the use of the computer's potential. The motto was that the best way to learn a subject is to teach it to someone else, and even better is to teach it to a computer. The originality of these studies is expressed, among other things, in the presentation of proofs other than existing ones, by means of simple mathematical tools, renouncing a certain measure of generality but without giving up the rigor of rules.
In what concerns computer science education I focus on research issues such as algorithmic thinking, the teaching of difficult and  problematic subjects such as recursion, complexity and efficiency, misconceptions in computer science, reduction and non-determinism. In addition, I am involved in, and sometimes lead the development of national and international study programs at different levels (universities and secondary schools), and the development of study programs for teachers of computer science.
While the above are still the main issues of my research, I also initiated and conducted studies related to the integration of technologies into distance education and computer science distance education in particular.

Supervision of Graduate Degrees (The Open University does not offer doctorate studies)
Ph.D. students Co-supervisor
Ela Zur Tel Aviv University 2001 Prof. G. Zwas
Michal Armoni Tel Aviv University 2003 Prof. D. Tirosh 
    
Master’s students
Ela Zur Tel-Aviv University 1990 Co. Prof. G. Zwas
Tal Sharon Tel-Aviv University 1991 Co. Prof. G. Zwas
Tammy Rosenthal The Hebrew University 1994 Co. Prof. N. Ben-Zvi
Tamar Vilner The Hebrew University 1995 Co. Prof. N. Ben-Zvi
Adital Zeldes The Hebrew University 1996 Co. Prof. S. Viner 
Dvir Lanzberg The Open University 2003
Guy Salomon Tel-Aviv University 2006 Co. Prof. E. Turkel
Ido Karlan  The Open University 2018
Livnat Ben-Hemo The Open university 2020
Chen Ulmer  The Open University

Undergraduate and Graduate Seminars, and Graduate Final Papers Supervision
Too numerous to list here.

Teaching Experience, Tel-Aviv University
1968-1987 School of Mathematics:
◾Infinitesimal Calculus I, II, III (for engineers)
◾Ordinary Differential Equations (for engineers)
◾Partial Differential Equations (for engineers)
◾Numerical Analysis (for engineers)
◾Complex Functions
 
1994-1995 School of Education:
 ◾Computer Science Education
 


  • Coordinator, Computer Science team: This task included building up the field of computer science studies: designing curricula, developing courses, recruiting assistants and faculty, recruiting writers, engaging advisors, managerial responsibility of the development and instruction team, monitoring development and teaching, advising students, strengthening ties with colleges (in the field of computer science) and monitoring computer studies in these colleges.

    Head, Academic Development Division: This included responsibility for the academic development of all subjects, managerial responsibility for course development teams (some 150 team members), initiating and concluding agreements with writers and advisors from the academic community, and more.
    The crowning point of my activities in this office was designing a curriculum for M.Sc. studies in computer science and its presentation to the Council for Higher Education. This was the first graduate program offered at the Open University of Israel.
  • My research of computer-integrated mathematics centered on the computational aspects and an algorithmic approach to the teaching / learning of various topics in mathematics. The highlight of this research was the presentation of central mathematical subjects based on elementary knowledge only, and the use of the computer's potential. The motto was that the best way to learn a subject is to teach it to someone else, and even better is to teach it to a computer. The originality of these studies is expressed, among other things, in the presentation of proofs other than existing ones, by means of simple mathematical tools, renouncing a certain measure of generality but without giving up the rigor of rules.
    In what concerns computer science education I focus on research issues such as algorithmic thinking, the teaching of difficult and  problematic subjects such as recursion, complexity and efficiency, misconceptions in computer science, reduction and non-determinism. In addition, I am involved in, and sometimes lead the development of national and international study programs at different levels (universities and secondary schools), and the development of study programs for teachers of computer science.
    While the above are still the main issues of my research, I also initiated and conducted studies related to the integration of technologies into distance education and computer science distance education in particular.
  • This Professional Committee for Computer Studies in High School has designed a computer science study program for secondary schools and supervised the preparation of learning materials and the integration of the program into Israel's education system. This program is considered worldwide as a breakthrough in the field of computer science curricula in high schools. The committee is currently designing and piloting curricula for elementary and middle school students.