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Prof. Sarah Guri-Rosenblit

Prof. Sarah Guri-Rosenblit
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The Open University of Israel Dean, Development and Learning Technologies One University Road, P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:972-9-778-1044 Fax:972-9-778-1046 Email:saragu@openu.ac.il

1979-1984
Ph.D., Education (minor in Political Science), Stanford University, CA
1974-1977
M.A., Education, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
1973-1975
Secondary Teaching Certificate, Majors: History & Social Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
1970-1973
B.A., History and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
1984-present
Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel Full Professor (since 2005); Associate Professor (1997); Senior Lecturer (1989); Lecturer (1984)
1984-2013
Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University External Full Professor (since 2005); External Associate Professor (1997); Visiting Senior Lecturer (1989); Lecturer (1984)
2010, 2011
Visiting Professor, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona
2005/2006
Associate Researcher, University of Maryland University College
2003 (summer)
Associate Researcher, Center for Higher Education Studies, Prague
2002 (summer)
Associate Researcher, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California at Berkeley
1994 (summer)
Associate Researcher, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California at Berkeley
1992 (summer)
Associate Researcher, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California at Berkeley
2012-2017
Dean, Development and Learning Technologies
2009-2012
Director, International Academic Outreach
2007-2012
Head, Teacher Training Committee, The Open University of Israel
2001-2004
Member, Research Authority, The Open University of Israel
1997-2001
Chair, Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel
1991-2007
Head, Accreditation Committee, The Open University of Israel
2016-present
Member of the Future University Network
2015-2017
Member of the Experts Committee of the Norwegian-Czech Project on the Impact of  Higher Education on Lower Socio-Economic Areas in Norway and the Czech Republic 
2012-2014
Member of the International Scientific Committee of the eLearn Center, Universidad Aberta de Catalunya
2012-
Associate Researcher at the eLearn Center, Universidad Aberta de Catalunya
2007-2012
Member, Experts' Panel of the EuroHesc Program, European Science Foundation, Council of Europe
2007-present
Member, Evaluation Committee of the Bellagio Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation
2011-2014
Member, Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) Committee, Israeli Council for Higher Education
2007- 2010
Member, Evaluation Committee, Fulbright Post-Doctoral Program
2004-2007
Member, Inter-University Committee on Accreditation, Israeli Council for Higher Education
2004-2007
Member, Think Tank on the "Future Structure of the Israeli Higher Education System" in the framework of "BaShaar"
2003-2009
Member, Scientific Committee of Europe and North America of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge
2000-2003
Member, Task Committee on "Past, Present, and Future of Liberal Education", nominated and sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, composed of 25 scholars: 18 professors from American universities and 7 experts in the field of higher education from France, England, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and Israel
2001-2002
Member, Planning Committee of AYALA (Israel Educational Research Association) Conference, Bar-Ilan University
1994-1999
Director, "Rethinking Higher Education Programs", co-sponsored by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Council for Higher Education and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
1995 (April)
Appointed Fellow to the Salzburg Seminar on "Higher Education: Institutional Structures for the 21st Century"
1975-1979
Supervisor of History Teachers, Teachers' In-Service Training, School of Education, Tel Aviv University
1973-1979
History Teacher, Ohel-Shem High School, Ramat-Gan
1968-1970
Education Officer, Israeli Air Force

2008 Team Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Study Center at Bellagio, Italy (May

2005-2006 Fulbright New Century Scholar

2005 Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Study Center at Bellagio, Italy (August/September)

2002 Research grant from the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California in Berkeley for completing a comparative research on "Differential Impacts of the Information Technologies on Various Higher Education Sectors"

1995 Fellow resident at the Salzburg Seminar, Austria

1979-1981 Full tuition scholarship for Ph.D. studies at Stanford University, California

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Global E-Journal of Open and Flexible Learning

Journal of Distance Education

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

Turkish Open Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE)

Revista de Universidad Socieda de Concimiento (RUSC)

Analysis of Israeli Social Issues (in Hebrew)

Studies in Education (in Hebrew)

Studies in the History of jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora (Dor LeDor, in Hebrew)

Theory and Practice in Curriculum Planning (in Hebrew)

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Sweeping Expectations and Actual Effects (178 pp.). New York: Nova Science Publishers (2009). (A paperback version of this book was published in 2010).

Ovsiannikov, U. & Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Technology in Distance Education: State of Art and Current Problems (90 pp.). Moscow: Alpha Publishers (2002, in Russian).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Distance and Campus Universities: Tensions and Interactions: A Comparative Study of Five Countries (290 pp.). Oxford: Pergamon Press & International Association of Universities (1999).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. (Ed.)
Teachers in a Changing World: Trends and Challenges (443 pp.). Tel Aviv: The Open University (2004, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. (Ed.)
Access to Higher Education: Social Perspectives and Selection Mechanisms (120 pp.). Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute Press (2000, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. & Sultana, R. (Eds.)
Higher Education in the Mediterranean (292 pp). A special issue of the Mediterranean Journal of Education Studies, Malta: University of Malta (1999).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Distance Higher Education in the Digital Era: Challenges and Prospects, Distance Education in China, 6, 16-25 (2016) (an invited article translated into Chinese by Junghong Xiao).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. & Gros. B. E-Learning: Confusing Terminology, Research Gaps and Inherent Challenges, Journal of Distance Education, 25 (1), 1-17 (2011).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Distance Education in the Digital Age: Common Misconceptions and Challenging Tasks, Journal of Distance Education, 23 (2), 105-122 (2009).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Proces Bolonski w Europie: Pomiedzy Przeciwstawnymi Trendami [Bologna Process in Europe: Leading and Contrasting Trends], Polskie Towarzystwo Pedagogiczne: Forum Oswiatowe, 2 (37), 5-14 (invited article 2007, in Polish).

Guri-Rosenblit, S., Sebkova, H. & Teichler, U. Massification and Diversity of Higher Education System: Interplay of Complex Dimensions, Higher Education Policy, 20, 373-389 (2007).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. E-Learning and Higher Education, Distances et Savoirs, 4 (2), 155-179 (2006).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Wieloscs idei "uniwersytetu" [Many Ideas of a "University"], Terazniejszosc, Czlowiek, EducKacja, 35 (3), 31-50 (invited article, 2006, in Polish).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Eight Paradoxes in the Implementation Process of E-Learning in Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, 18, 5-29 (2005).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. 'Distance Education' and 'E-learning': Not the Same Thing, Higher Education, 49 (4), 467-493 (2005).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Open Universities in the Service of Adult Clienteles, Adult Education in Israel, 8, 77-92 (2005).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. A Top-Down Strategy to Enhance Information Technologies into Israeli Higher Education, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2 (2), (2002).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Virtual Universities: Current Models and Future Trends, Higher Education in Europe, 26 (4), 487-499 (2001).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. The Tower of Babel Syndrome in the Discourse on Information Technologies in Higher Education, Global E-Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 1, 28-38 (invited article, 2001).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. The Agenda of Distance Teaching Universities: Moving from the Margins to the Center Stage of Higher Education, Higher Education, 37 (3), 281-293 (1999).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Changing Boundaries in Israeli Higher Education, Mediterranean Journal of Education Studies, 4 (2), 91-114 (1999).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Distance Teaching Universities as Promoters of Social Equality and Social Accountability, Higher Education in Europe, 32 (2), 167-173 (1997).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Trends in Access to Israeli Higher Education 1981-1996: From a Privilege to a Right, European Journal of Education, 31 (3), 321-340 (1996).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Campus-Based and Distance Teaching Universities: Differential Functions and Mutual Impacts, Tertiary Education Management Journal, 2 (2), 110-118 (1996).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Differentiating between Distance/Open Education Systems, Modern Distance Education, 2, 72-80 (1994, in Chinese, translated from English).<

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Collaborative Teacher Education Programs between Teacher Training Colleges and the Open University of Israel, Teaching Education Journal, 7 (2), 59-69 (1994).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Curriculum Reforms in Teacher Education: Israel, Curriculum & Teaching, 8 (2), 10-20 (1994).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Teacher as an Actor: The Meaning of the Analogy and Its Limitations, Dapim, 17, 98-105 (1993, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Trends of Diversification and Expansion in Israeli Higher Education, Higher Education, 25, 457-472 (1993).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Differentiating between Distance/Open Education Systems-Parameters for Comparison, International Review of Education, 39 (4), 33-52 (1993).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Learning Teachers' Room, Instruizione a Distancia, 8 (9), 139-144 (1993, in Italian, translated from English). Guri-Rozenblit, S.

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Teachers as a Special Target Population at the Open University of Israel, Open Learning, 7 (1), 40-45 (1992).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Curricular Decision Making in Developing a New Model of Teacher Education, Theory and Practice in Curriculum Planning, 7, 92-109 (1992, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Uniqueness of the Integrative Model of the Open University of Israel and Teacher Training Colleges in the Israeli Teacher Education System, Directions in Teacher Education, 1, 151-166 (1992, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Social and Academic Context of the Open University in Israeli Adult Education, International Journal of Lifelong Education, 11 (1), 15-23 (1992).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Equal Versus Differential Portions of Education, Educational Newsletter, 91, 13-16 (1991, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Distance/Open Learning-Trends and Developments as Reflected in Recent Literature, Studies in Higher Education, 16 (1), 83-90 (1991).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Assessing Perseverance in Studies at the Open University of Israel, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 15 (2), 105-114 (1990).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Four Models of Teacher Education in Israel, Journal of Education for Teaching, 16 (3), 245-253 (1990).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Selectivity and Openness in Israeli Higher Education, Higher Education Review, 22 (2), 24-38 (1990).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Potential Contribution of Distance Teaching Universities to Improving the Learning/Teaching Practices in Conventional Universities, Higher Education, 19 (1) 73-80 (1990).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Roles of Abstract Diagrams in Curriculum Design and Development, Theory and Practice in Curriculum Planning, 6, 111-124 (1990, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Narrowing Social Gaps in Israel through High School and University Education, Education and Society, 7 (2), 63-69 (1989).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Effects of a Tree Diagram on Students' Comprehension of Main Ideas in an Expository Text with Multiple Themes, Reading Research Quarterly, 24 (2), 236-247 (1989).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. The Interrelations between Diagrammatic Representations and Verbal Explanations in Learning from Social Science Texts, Instructional Science, 17, 219-234 (1988).

Guri-Rozenblit, S. Impact of Diagrams on Recalling Sequential Elements in Expository Texts, Reading Psychology, 9 (2), 121-139 (1988).

Guri, S. Quality Control in Distance Learning, Open Learning, 2 (2), 16-21 (1987).

Guri, S. Equality and Excellence in Higher Education: Is it Possible? A Case of Everyman's University, Higher Education, 15 (1-2), 59-71 (1986).

Sabar, N. & Guri, S. The Effects of Teaching a Special Holocaust Curriculum, Jewish Education, 48 (3), 27-39 (1980).

Guri, S. & Sabar, N. Evaluating Cognitive and Affective Changes in Young Adults following the Instruction of a Holocaust Curriculum, Theory and Practice in Curriculum Planning, 3, 13-31 (1980, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.

Distance Teaching Universities, in : J.C. Shin & P. Teixera (Eds.), International Higher Education and Institions Encyclopedia. Springer (2017).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.

The Israeli Higher Education, in : J.C. Shin & P. Teixera (Eds.), International Higher Education and Institions Encyclopedia. Springer (2017).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Internationalization of Higher Education: Navigating between Contrasting Trends, in: A. Curaj, L. Matei, L. Pricope, J. Salmi & P. Scott (Eds.). The European Higher Education Area: Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies (pp. 23-36). Springer (2015).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Distance Education Systems and Institutions in the Online Era: An Identity Crisis, in T. Anderson & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Online Distance Education- Towards a Research Agenda (pp. 109-129)  Athabasca University Press (2014).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Israel: Academic Salaries and Remuneration, in P. Altbach, L. Reisberg, M. Yudkevich, G. Androuschchak& I. Pacheco (Eds.), Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts (pp. 166-175). Routledge (2012).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Five Reasons for the Reluctance of Academic Faculty to Employ a Web-Enhanced Teaching, in G. Trentin & M. Repetto (Eds.), Faculty Training on Web-Enhanced Learning (pp. 37-48). New York: Nova Science (2011).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. Opening up access to higher education: Implications and challenges, in C. Koscielniak. & J. Makowski, J. (Eds.), Freedom, Equity, University (pp.57-69). Warsaw: Civic Institute (2012).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Universities: Moving from a National System to a Glocal Network, in I. Tubella & B. Gros (Eds.), Turning Universities Upside Down: Actions for the Near Future (pp. 151-176). Barcelona: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Press (2011).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Access and Equity in Higher Education: Historical and Cultural Contexts, in H. Eggins (Ed.), Access and Equity in Higher Education (pp. 9- 34). Rotterdam: Sense Publisher (2010).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Challenges Facing Distance Education in the 21st Century: Policy and Research Implications, in A. Tait, M. Vidal, U. Bernath & A. Szucz (Eds.), Distance and E-Learning in Transition: Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges (pp. 5- 21). London: ISTE and John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2009).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Diverse Models of Distance Teaching Universities, in P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (pp.727-733). Hershey, PA.: Information Science Reference, Vol. II (2009).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Openness Dimensions of Distance Teaching Universities. In: P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (pp. 1557-1563). Hershey, PA. Information Science Reference, Vol.III (2009).

Weiler, H. N., Guri-Rosenblit, S., & Sawyerr, A.
Universities as Centres of Research and Knowledge Creation: Capacity, Productivity and Utility, in H. Vessuri & U. Teichler (Eds.), Universities as Centres of Research and Knowledge Creation: An Endangered Species? (pp. 15-32). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (2008).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Zróznicowanie i Umasowienie Systemów Edukacji Wyzszey, in D. B. Golebniak (Ed.), Pytanie O Szkolewysza W Trosce O Czlowieczenstwo (pp. 135-153). Wroclaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe (2008, in Polish).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Higher Education in the 21st Century: Seven Pairs of Contrasting Trends, in J. Enders & F. van Vught (Eds.), Towards a Cartography of Higher Education Policy Change (pp. 307-314). University of Twente: Center of Higher Education Policy Studies (2007).

Clancy, P., Eggins, H., Goastelelc, G., Guri-Rosenblit, S., Nguyen, P. N. & Yizengaw, T.
Comparative Aspects on Access and Equity, in P. G. Altbach & P. McGill (Eds.), Higher Education in the New Century: Global Challenges and Innovative Ideas (pp. 35-55). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (2007).

Guri-Rosenblit, S. & Sebkova, H.
Diversification of Higher Education Systems: Patterns, Trends and Impacts, in G. Neave (Ed.), Power, Authority and Dissent: Critical Perspectives of the Emerging Knowledge Society (pp. 42-60). Paris: UNESCO Publishing (2006).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Higher Education in Transition: Horizontal and Vertical Patterns of Diversity, in R. Nata (Ed.), New Directions in Higher Education (pp. 23-46). New York: Nova Science Publishers (2005).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
The Idea of a "University" and its Many Manifestations: From a Historical Perspective, in I. Ben-Ze'ev (Ed.), Is It The End of Israeli Academia? (pp. 23-68). Haifa: University of Haifa Publishing House (2005, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Distance Education Teachers in the Digital Age: New Roles and Contradictory Demands, in U. Bernath & A. Szcus (Eds.), Supporting the Learner in Distance Education and E-Learning (pp. 492-497). Oldenburg: Bibliotheks und Informatiossystem der Universitat Oldenburg (2004).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Professional Education of Teachers in Higher Education Systems: From a Comparative Historical Perspective, in S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.), Teachers in a Changing World: Trends and Challenges (pp. 21-37). Tel-Aviv: The Open University Press (2004, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Creating a Community of Scholars and Institutionalizing Research on Higher Education in Israel, in U. Teichler & S. Schwartz (Eds.), Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research (pp. 57-65). Kluwer Publishers (2000).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Access to Higher Education-An International Perspective, in S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.), Access to Higher Education: Social Perspectives and Selection Mechanisms (pp. 11-25). Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute Press (2000, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Legal Aspects of Distance Education, in U. Ovsiannikov (Ed.), Distance Education in the World: Structure, Methodology, Staff Development and Legal Aspects (pp. 74-97). Moscow: UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies (2000).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
The Israeli Higher Education in the Third Millennium, in M. Aharoni& S. Aharoni, Israel-2000 (pp. 116-117). Kfar Saba: Miksam Ltd. (2000, in Hebrew).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
The Potential Merits of Collaboration between Universities and Teacher Training Colleges, in D. Kfir (Ed.), Training Teachers for an Academic Profession (pp. 60-67). Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute Press (1999).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
Quality Assurance Procedures at the Open University of Israel, in A. Tait (Ed.), Quality Assurance in Distance Education: International Case Studies (pp. 29-41). Vancouver: The Commonwealth of Learning (1997).

Guri-Rozenblit, S.
Quality Assurance Procedures in Developing Academic Courses: A Comparative Study of Five Distance Teaching Universities, in: A. Tait (Ed.), Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning: European and International Perspectives (pp. 101-113). Cambridge: Open University Press (1993).

Guri-Rosenblit, S.
The Israeli Higher Education, in : J.C. Shin & P. Teixera (Eds.), International Higher Education and Institions Encyclopedia. Springer (2017).

Guri-Rozenblit, S.
The Functional Roles of the Open University in Israeli Adult Education, in R. Tokatli (Ed.) Adult Education in Israel (pp. 167-182). Jerusalem: The Ministry of Education (1990).

Curriculum Planning, Teaching and Evaluation (2014)
  • Unit 1: The Complexity (138 pp.)
  • Unit 2: Aims (122 pp.)
  • Unit 3: Planning and Implementation (118 pp.)

Philosophy of Education (2011)
  • Study Guide (with D. Ben-Shir, 101 pp.)
  • Reader (with D. Ben-Shir, 242 pp.)

Teaching: Teaching: Art, Craft or Profession? (2010)
  • Study Guide (with N. Wallenstein, 73 pp.)
  • Reader A (with N. Wallenstein, 119 pp.)
  • Reader B (with N. Wallenstein, 415 pp., in English)

Implementing Changes in Education (2009)
  • Study Guide (with A. Gazit, 87 pp.)
  • Reader (with A. Gazit, 288 pp.)

Teachers in a Changing World (2007)
  • Edited Book (with 16 original articles, 443 pp.)
  • Study Guide (with D. Ben-Shir, 119 pp.)
  • Reader (with D. Ben-Shir, 440 pp.)

Curriculum Development and Implementation (2004)
  • Reader A (with D. Ben-Shir, 266 pp.)
  • Reader B (with D. Ben-Shir, 354 pp., in English)
  • Study Guide (with D. Ben-Shir, 146 pp.)

Open Universities: Democratization of Higher Education (2004)
  • Edited Reader (780 pp., in English)
  • Study Guide (112 pp.)

Challenges in School Management (2002)
  • A Study Guide (with Y. Grinshtein-Mirovsky, 107 pp.)
  • Edited Reader (with E. Ben-Baruch, 368 pp.)
  • Scientific editor (with E. Ben-Baruch) of Hebrew translation of Thomas Sergiovanni, School Principalship (424 pp.)

Innovations in Education (1991)
  • Study Guide (with A. Gazit, 78 pp.)
  • Reader A (with A. Gazit and D. Chen, 211 pp.)
  • Reader B (with A. Gazit and D. Chen, 309 pp., in English)

Teaching: Art, Craft or Profession? (1990)
  • Study Guide (with N. Wallenstein, 74 pp.)
  • Reader A (with N. Wallenstein, 176 pp.)
  • Reader B (with N. Wallenstein, 264 pp., in English)

Individualized Instruction (1989-1990, 2003) 
  • Unit 5: Curricular principles as the basis for planning learning through individualized instruction (1989)
  • Unit 6: Diagnosis and assessment in individualized instruction (with T. Zohar, 1989)
  • Unit 7: School management, class management (1989)
  • Unit 8: Designing the learning environment (1989)
  • Edited Reader (with E. Guterman & N. Wallenstein, 1989, 210 pp., in English)
  • Edited Reader (with A. Pershitz, 2003, 296 pp.)

Curriculum Design and Evaluation (1987-1988)
  • Reader A (with E. Guterman & N. Wallenstein, 208 pp., in English)
  • Reader B (with E. Guterman & H. Gur-Ziv, 348 pp.)
  • Study Guide (85 pp.)

Educational Theory (1985)
  • Unit 1: A Historical Perspective
  • Unit 2: A Philosophical Perspective
  • Unit 4: Interdisciplinary Influences
  • Unit 5: A Futuristic Perspective

Sources of Innovation in Education (1983)
  • Study Guide (68 pp.)
  • Sources of Innovation in Education (with D. Chen, 116 pp.)
  • The Objects of Innovation in Education (with D. Chen, 106 pp.)
  • Change Agents (with D. Chen, 168 pp.)
  • Models of Implementing Educational Innovations (with D. Chen, 162 pp.)
  • Evaluating Changes in Educational Systems (with D. Chen, 168 pp.)

History Teaching (1980)
  • Unit 2: The Impact of Curriculum Studies on History Teaching
  • Unit 3: Design and Development of Learning Materials in History
  • Unit 4: Utilization of Teaching/Learning Strategies in History

Curriculum Design, Planning and Implementation (1978, 1996)
  • Unit 1: Decision Making in Curriculum Design
  • Unit 2: Classification of Goals and Objectives in Education
  • Unit 8: Teaching/Learning Strategies
  • Curriculum Planning (with T. Zohar, 1996, 219 pp.)
  • Education and Development (with D. Chen, 1978, 254 pp.)

"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.

Fields of Research

Comparative higher education
 
Information and communication technologies
 
Distance education
 
Teacher training
 

 

2008
Team Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Study Center at Bellagio, Italy (May)
2005-2006
Fulbright New Century Scholar
2005
Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Study Center at Bellagio, Italy (August/September)
2002
Research grant from the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California in Berkeley for completing a comparative research on "Differential Impacts of the Information Technologies on Various Higher Education Sectors"
1995
Fellow resident at the Salzburg Seminar, Austria
1979-1981
Full tuition scholarship for Ph.D. studies at Stanford University, California