"The Central Role of Teachers in University Online Teaching/Learning". An invited Keynote at the 19th Annual Meital Conference, June 30th, 2021, Online.
"Distance Education in the Digital Landscape: Navigating between Contrasting Trends". An invited Keynote at the 27th Annual EDEN Conference on Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro in the Digital Learning Landscape, Genova, June 20, 2018.
"E-Teaching: An Essential Prerequisite for Networked Learning". A paper presented at the International Conference on Networked Learning, Zagreb, May 18, 2018
"Distance Education in the Digital Era". An invited keynote at the 10th International Chais Conference on Learning in the Technological Era, The Open University of Israel, February 11, 2015.
"E-Teaching: An Essential Prerequisite for E-Learning". An invited keynote at the conference for Promoting Excellence in Higher Education Teaching & Learning, Ort Braude College, May 28, 2015.
"Internationalization of Higher Education Bologna Process". An invited lecture at the Bologna Experts conference on the Future of Higher Education, Bucharest, November 24, 2014.
"eTeaching: Inherent Problems and Potential Prospects". An invited lecture at the International Seminar on: eLearning around the World- Achievements, Challenges and Broken Promises, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, June 7, 2013.
"Changing Access Policies in Higher Education: Moving from National Systems to a Global Landscape". An invited keynote at the 35th EAIR (European Higher Education Society) Annual Forum, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, August 29, 2013.
"Higher Education at the 21st Century: Moving from State Systems to a Global Engagement Network". An invited lecture at the 10th Beijing Forum, Pekin University, November 1, 2013.
"Israel and Bologna Process: Challenges and Prospects". An invited lecture at the Erasmus Mundus Conference, Haifa University, March 25, 2012.
"Bologna Process an Israel: Current Challenges and Future Prospects". An invited lecture at the International Workshop on "Bologna Process – From Europe to Israel and Back", Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, May 22, 2012.
"Open Universities Worldwide". An invited keynote at the International Conference on Virtual Universities: Models, Tools and Practice, Warsaw University of Technology, June 14, 2012.
"Distance Teaching Universities and the Digital Technologies". An invited lecture, Barcelona, Spain: ELearn Center of the Univesidad Oberta de Catalunya, July 17, 2012.
"Teachers: Playing a Central Role in E-Learning". A keynote delivered at the Conference on Technology, Pedagogy and Policy. Raanana: The Open University of Israel, December 10, 2012.
"Globalization, Bologna Process and the Israeli Higher Education". A lecture delivered at the BaShaar, Tel Aviv University, December 2, 2012.
"Digital Technologies in Distance Teaching Universities". An invited lecture at the International Advisory Board Meeting, Open University of Portugal, Lisbon, February 5, 2011.
"Online Universities: What Parameters for Ranking?" An invited lecture at the First International Seminar on Higher Education Rankings and E-Learning, Barcelona, September 22, 2011.
"The Future University: Moving from a State System to a Glocal Landscape". A keynote at the International Colloquium on Between Knowledge and Power: The University in the Face of State Transformation, Wroclaw, November 16, 2011.
"Israel: Academic Salaries and Renumeration". Invited lecture at the International Conference on the Academic Profession, High School of Economics, Moscow, 21 October, 2010.
"The Challenge of Setting a Research Agenda: Navigating between Contrasting Trends". Invited lecture at the conference on Research in Higher Education, High School of Economics, Moscow, 23 October, 2010.
"Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Some Erroneous Assumptions and Future Trends". Invited lecture at MESI University, Moscow, 25 October, 2010.
"What is Distance Education Nowadays?" Invited lecture at MESI University, Moscow, 26 October, 2010.
"Israel and the Bologna Process". Invited keynote at the ESU Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education: The Ultimate Tool?, Jerusalem, Council for Higher Education, 1 November, 2010.
"Implementing Innovative Technologies in Higher Education: Trends and Challenges". Invited keynote address, Symposium on The Future is not What it Used to Be: Innovativeness in Learning Technologies, Chais Center, The Open University of Israel, Raanana, 9 November, 2010.
"Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Current Challenges and Future Prospects". Invited keynote address, International Education Forum on e-Learning Russia, MESI University, Moscow, 3 June 2010.
"Operating in a Global Higher Education Landscape: Trends and Challenges". Invited keynote address, International Conference on E-Learning: A Serious Game, Tallin, 15 April 2010.
"Globalization in Higher Education: Leading Trends". Invited lecture, Israel National Tempus Office Infoday, Jerusalem, Council for Higher Education, 10 January 2010.
"Innovative Approaches to the Financial Crisis". SCOP Conference, Barcelona, 20 November 2009.
"Higher Education in Stormy Waters - Worldwide Trends". Invited keynote address, MOFET Conference on Higher Education, Tel Aviv, 25 November 2009.
"Changes in Worldwide Higher Education and their Impact on Teacher Training". Invited keynote address, MOFET Conference on Israel in the Search for Good Teachers, Tel Aviv, 18 November 2009.
"The Next Thirty Years of Distance Education: Worldwide Leading Trends". Invited keynote address, International Forum on Open and Distance Education, Beijing, October 2009.
"Seven Dilemmas Challenging the Future Development of Distance Education". Invited keynote address, 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Learning & 2009 EADTU Annual Conference, M-2009, Maastricht, June 2009.
"Israel's Higher Education in the 21st Century - Quo Vadis?" Invited keynote at the MOFET Conference on Alternative Ways in Education, Tel Aviv, March 2009.
"Challenges Facing Distance Education in the 21st Century: Implications for Setting the Research Agenda". Invited plenary address, Fifth EDEN Research Workshop, Paris, October 2008.
"Joining the Bologna Process: Challenges Facing Israeli Higher Education". Invited lecture, Conference on the Road to European Higher Education, Council of Higher Education, Jerusalem, June 2008.
"Ideas of Universities and Reforms in Higher Education". Invited lecture, Conference on Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education, Wroclaw, June 2008.
"A Critical Appraisal of Martha Nusbaum's Book on Cultivating Humanity". Invited lecture, Conference on Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education, Wroclaw, June 2008.
"Private Higher Education In Israel: Trends and Challenges". International Conference on Privatization in Higher Education, The Samuel Neeman Institute, Technion, Haifa, January 2008
"Distance Education in the Third Millenium". Invited lecture, International Council of Distance Education, Toluca, Mexico, October 2007.
"Higher Education in Stormy Waters". A keynote lecture, International Higher Education Management Conference, Bogota, Colombia, October 2007.
"Bologna Process in Europe". Invited lecture, Conference on Mission, Development and Profession: The Multiplicity of Concepts of a University, Wroclaw, Poland, June 2007.
"Diversification and Massification: Interplay of Complex Dimensions". UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Paris, March 2007.
"Restructuring Higher Education Systems: from a Global and Comparative Perspective". Invited lecture, Conference on Higher Education: In Crisis, Haifa University, December 2006.
"Ten Pairs of Contrasting Trends in Higher Education". Invited lecture, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California at Berkeley, April 2006.
"Access and Equity in Higher Education: An International Perspective". UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Paris, February 2006.
"Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenges". Invited lecture, Chairman's Leadership Meetings, Technion, Haifa, January 2006.
"Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Some Inherent Paradoxes in their Implementation". Invited keynote lecture, Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP) of member universities in the International Council of Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Cologne, June 2005.
"Some Erroneous Assumptions Underlying the Implementation of ICT in Higher Education". Invited lecture, The World Bank, Washington, DC, November 2005.
"Challenges Facing Higher Education Systems: From National and International Perspectives". Invited keynote lecture, Conference on "Israeli Higher Education and the Israeli Society: Access and Excellence", Bar-Ilan University, December 2005.
"Higher Education Teaching: Education or Knowledge Transformation?". Invited presentation, Symposium on Improving Teaching Quality in Higher Education, Rishon LeZion College of Management, December 2004.
"Diversification of Higher Education Systems: Patterns, Trends and Impacts". UNESCO Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy, "Knowledge, Access and Governance: Strategies for Change," Paris, December 2004.
"Higher Education Systems Worldwide: Trends and Developments". Invited paper, Symposium on Quality Insurance in Higher Education, Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem, Van Leer, September 2004.
"Higher Education Systems in Stormy Waters". Invited keynote address, Annual Meeting of The Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem, March 2004.
"Distance Education Teachers in the Digital Age". The EDEN conference on 'Supporting the Learner in Distance Education and E-Learning', Oldenburg, Germany, March 2004.
"The Structure of Higher Education Systems: Horizontal and Vertical Patterns of Diversity" (with H. Sebkova). The UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Paris, March 2004.
"Professional Teacher Training: From and International Comparative Perspective". Invited keynote address, Board of Governors Meeting of the MOFET Institute, Tel Aviv, December 2003.
"Inherent Dilemmas in Implementing ICT in Higher Education Systems-A Comparative Perspective". The UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Paris, June 2003.
"Overt and Subtle Developments in Israeli Higher Education". Center for Higher Education Studies, Prague, July 2003.
"Information Technologies-Higher Education-Professional Training: Mutual Impacts". Invited keynote address, the 14th National Conference of Nurses, Tel Aviv, December 2002.
"Teachers in the Service of Multiple Masters". Invited lecture, the MOFET Symposium on "Teachers in Israel in a Changing World", Tel Aviv, November 2002.
"Virtual universities: Current Models and Future Trends". Invited lecture, International Seminar on Teaching and Organization of Studies in Virtual and Classical University: Conflict and/or Mutual Reinforcement, Organized by UNESCO/CEPES and the University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, October 2001.
"Distance Education: Alternative Models". Invited keynote address, Symposium launching the Virtual University of Denmark, Copenhagen, May 2000.
Virtual Study Environments: Academic Functions and Organizational Models". Invited lecture, the Fifth Peder Sather Symposium on Higher Education at the Digital Age, University of California, Berkeley, March 2000.
"Information Technologies in the Service of Higher Education". Invited lecture, Experts' Meeting of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Moscow, March 2000.
"Technologies in Higher Education: Three Generations". Keynote address, the Third Conference on Surfing the Internet: The Future College and Distance Education, MOFET Institute, Tel Aviv, May 2000.
"Information Technologies In the Service of Academia and the Corporate World". Keynote address, the "Maariv: Congresses" Symposium on E-Learning, Gan Oranim, June 2000.
"Higher Education in 2000". Invited lecture, Symposium on Higher Education: Challenges and Achievements, Givat Haviva, July 2000.
"Professional Training in Higher Education Systems: Trends and Developments from a Comparative Perspective". Keynote address, the Third International Conference on Teacher Education, Beit-Berl College, June 1999.<
"Graduate Degrees in Higher Education Systems-From a Comparative Perspective". The Second "BaShaar" Symposium, Tel Aviv University, June 1999.
"Vision and Self-Concept of Universities". Invited lecture, the 27th Meeting of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa, June 1999.
"Differential Impacts of Information Technologies on Three Academic Environments: The Elite Sector, Mass-oriented Universities, and Distance Teaching Institutions". Keynote address, the Euro-Med Conference on Technology in Learning Environments, Tel Aviv, October 1999.
"Harnessing Information Technologies to the Services of Higher Education and the Business Sector". Keynote address, the "Focus-HaAretz" Symposium on Information Technologies, Kfar HaMaccabia, November 1999.
"Collaboration between Universities and Teacher Training Colleges: Merits and Advantages". Position paper, Conference on 'Teaching as an Academic Profession', Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, March 1998.
"Innovative Clusters of Distance Teaching Universities in the Context of their National Settings". The Turkiye Second International Distance Education Symposium, Ankara, May 1998.
"Future Agendas of Distance-Teaching and Mass-Oriented Universities". The European Distance Education Network (EDEN) Annual Conference on 'Universities in a Digital Era: Transformation, Innovation and Tradition', Bologna, June 1998.
"Creating a Community of Scholars and Institutionalizing Research on Higher Education in Israel". The International Symposium on 'The Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research: Experiences and Perspectives', Kassel, September 1998.
"Academic Career Ladders in Israeli Universities: Underlying Principles and Future Prospects". Keynote address, the Darmstad-Kassel Runde Workshop on 'Higher Education and Promotion: Between Blockade and Innovation', Universitat Gesamthochschule Kassel, November 1998.
"The Agenda of Distance Teaching Universities: Moving from the Margins to the Center Stage of Higher Education". The International Conference on 'What Kind of University?', London, June 1997.
"The Need to Change Boundaries in the Israeli Higher Education". Position paper, the Conference on 'Access to Higher Education: From Social and Academic Perspectives', The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, December 1997.
"Improving University Teaching at a Distance through Interactive Studies via Satellite". The 21st Improving University Teaching (IUT) Conference, Nottingham, England, July 1996.
"Open Universities in Higher Education Systems". The annual meeting of the Israeli Educational Research Association, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, February 1995.
"The Israeli Higher Education System: Strong Features, Weak Spots and Future Trends". The 1st International Meeting of the Rethinking Higher Education Program, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, May 1995.
"Campus-Based and Distance Teaching Universities: Differential Functions and Mutual Impacts". The 17th EAIR Forum (The European Higher Education Association), Zurich, Switzerland, August 1995.
"Caring for Teachers at the Open University of Israel". The 1st IDLN International Symposium on 'Networking into the 21st Century: Prospects for Distance Education', Yogyakarta, Indonesia, November-December 1995.
"Distance Higher Education Systems: Parameters for Comparison". The 8th INFO Conference, Tel Aviv, May 1993.
"Quality Assurance Procedures in Developing Academic Courses". The EDEN Conference on 'Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning', Cambridge, England, September 1993.
"Tracks of Professional Development at the Open University of Israel". The 16th World Conference of ICDE in Northaburi, Thailand, 1992.
"The Functional Role of Diagrams in Curriculum Planning". Invited lecture, Conference on 'The Interrelations between Verbal and Visual Texts and their Impact on Textbooks' Design', Jerusalem, September 1992.
"Unique Features of the Integrative Model of Teacher Training". The annual meeting of the Israeli Educational Research Association, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, June 1991.
"Planning a Course on Curriculum-From the Perspective of a Distance Teaching University". Conference on 'Curriculum Studies in Teachers Pre-Service Training', Tel Aviv, December 1991.
"Teachers as Clients at the Open University of Israel". The 15th World Conference of ICDE, Caracas, Venezuela, November, 1990.
"Preservice Education of High-School Teachers in Israel: A Comparative Study". The annual meeting of AERA, San Francisco, March 1989.
"Intensive Tutorials and Special Frameworks for Teachers Studying at the Open University of Israel". The International Conference on 'Interaction and Independence: Student Support in Distance Education and Open Learning', Cambridge, UK, September 1989.
"The Potential Contribution of Distance Education for Improving Academic Teaching in Conventional Universities, in D. Sewart and J.S. Daniel (Eds.) Developing Distance Education (pp. 235-237). Proceedings of the 14th World Conference of ICDE, Oslo, August 1988.
"Improving University Teaching through Quality Control Mechanisms". The 13th International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Haifa, July 1987.
"The Impact of Diagrams on Recalling Sequential Elements". The annual meeting of AERA, San Francisco, April 1986.
"Aiming at Narrowing the Social Gaps in Israel through a Special Program of Everyman's University". The annual meeting of AERA, San Francisco, April 1986.
"The Israeli Individualized Instruction Project: An Open System Approach". The International Conference on 'To Educate the Human Potential', Johannesburg, South Africa, July 1986.
"The Functions of Diagrams in Learning from Social Science Self-Study Texts". The annual meeting of AERA, Chicago, March 1985.
"Designing and Developing Multi-Media Instructional Materials for a Heterogeneous Adult Population in the Open University of Israel". The 13th World Conference of the International Council for Distance Education, Melbourne, Australia, August 1985.
"Equality of Opportunities in Higher Education". The 1st International Conference on Education in the 90s, Tel Aviv, December 1984.
"Learning/Teaching Strategies for Teaching the Holocaust" (with N. Sabar). The annual meeting of the Israeli Educational Research Association, Jerusalem, March 1978.
"Design and Implementation of a New Educational Study Program at the Open University of Israel" (with D. Chen). The Third Conference on Curriculum Development in Israel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, August 1978.
Future Universities: Trends and Challenges. An ivited keynote at the TEMPUS Conference of Life Long Learning in Applied Professions, MOFET< January 17, 2017.
Decreasing Student Attrition Rate by Tutor/Counsellor Interventions. An invited lecture at the 2nd D-Transform Conference, May 23, 2017.
Single-mode and Dual-mode Distance Teqaching Universities: Future Xhallenges. An invited presentation at the Global Summit on The Universities of the Future, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, April 21, 2016.