Associate Professor Miri Barak

Miri Barak
Vice Dean for Graduate Studies

Miri Barak is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. She is the Head of the Science and Learning Technologies (SLT) lab, investigating cognitive and sociocultural aspects of online and distance learning in large and small groups. Her research involves the promotion of flexible and innovative thinking through the design and application of web-based environments. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, at the Technion, ‎and worked in the past as an R&D Engineer. She received her MSc ‎and PhD degrees at the Technion ‎and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives ‎‎(CECI) at MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US. ‎ Currently, she is the Assistant to the SVPR for the Promotion of Learning and Teaching and the former Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Research Ethics Committee. She is a PI and co-PI of a number of national and international projects on location-based learning (AugmentedWorld), game-based learning (Games of Food), and massive online open courses (MOOCs). ‎ Her academic work is presented in more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in leading international and national publications

  • 1990 - B.Sc. - Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Cum Laude, Technion, Israel
  • 1999 - M.Sc. - Chemistry Education, Technion, Israel
  • 2002 - Ph.D. - Chemistry Education, Technion, Israel
  • 2004 - Post Doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA