My professional career started as a Food and Biotechnology Engineer, working in the R&D department.  While working as a volunteer in a peripheral school, I found science education a fascinating and challenging area for professional change and research.

My second and third degrees were conducted in the Faculty of Education in Science and technology, focusing on the design, development, and evaluation of advanced technologies for the enhancement of meaningful learning. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives ‎‎(CECI) at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US.

Today, I am a Professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. I am the Head of the Science and Learning Technologies (SLT) group, which investigates cognitive and sociocultural aspects of online learning and the promotion of 21st century skills. My work involves two major research areas: Engineering education, examining unique approaches for innovation cultivation; and Science education, examining knowledge construction and motivation to learn, using location-based applications and gamification.

I am the former Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Ethics in Behavioral Science Research and the former Assistant to the Technion’s SVPR for the Promotion of Learning and Teaching. Currently I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.

I am the PI and co-PI of a number of national and international projects on location-based learning (AugmentedWorld), game-based learning (Games of Food), and the development of massive online open courses (MOOCs). ‎ My academic work is presented in peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in leading international and national publications. Google scholar profile I ORCID #0000-0002-7756-6171

You are welcome to contact me at: bmiriam@technion.ac.il

Watch my lectures (in Hebrew) about Cloud Pedagogy and 21st Century skills: