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Professor Miri Barak

Miri Barak is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion, IIT. She is the Head of the Science & Learning Technologies Group, Chair of the Technion’s Behavioral Sciences Research Ethics Committee, and Assistant to the SVPR for the Promotion of Learning and Teaching. Her research involves the design and implementation of web-based environments such as AugmentedWorld for the advancement of 21st century skills. Her ‎studies examine cognitive and sociocultural aspects of online learning in large and small groups and the promotion of innovative thinking. Miri is a PI and co-PI of a number of national and international projects on location-based learning and massive online open courses (MOOCs). Her academic work is presented in more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in leading international and national publications.

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Tal Yachin

Tal is a PhD student at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion. Her research focuses on educational escape games role in promoting knowledge, awareness and motivation toward a healthy nutrition. Tal received her B.A. degree in behavioral science from Bar Ilan university (summa cum laude) and M.A. degree in Statistics from Haifa University (Dean’s list). In the past, Tal worked as a statistical adviser. These days she is a full time student, focuses on her research.


Maya Usher

Maya is a PhD student at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion. Her research focuses on the promotion of innovative thinking in the context of engineering students' team projects. Her research examines differences between diverse learning environments and learners heterogeneity. Maya received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Sapir Academic College, and her M.A. (cum laude) from Ben Gurion University. She worked as a lecturer at the Open University of Israel. She currently works as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion.


This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programmed for Research and Innovation. Grant Agreement no: 19040

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