Asst. Prof. Miri Barak_2013

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. My post-doctoral study was conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the assessment coordinator of Studio 1.00 project.

Today, I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and technology, Technion, and the Head of the Science and Learning Technologies Group.

I am the Chair of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (SBS-IRB) and I am in charge of the ‎first online course in Ethics of Research for all graduate students at the Technion.

Today, my research focuses on three main projects:

  • MOOCs – A sociocultural research on learning in massive online open courses.‎
  • AugmentedWorld The development and assessment of a location-based system for user-generation multimedia and inquiry questions.
  • Games of Food – The design and research of escape rooms on balanced nutrition, with partners from Israel, England, Finland, Belgium, and Poland.

I published more than sixty papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and book ‎chapters. For articles and citations in Google Scholar, please click here. ‎

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

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