I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Learning, Instruction and Teacher Education and the Chair of the Educational Technologies Graduate Program. I am also a PI in the Israel Center for Research Excellence (I-CORE) on Learning in a Networked Society (LINKS).

My primary research interests focus on learners' epistemic thinking (i.e. thinking about knowledge and knowing) and digital literacy. I am particularly interested in studying learners' epistemic thinking in digital media contexts such as learning from multiple online information sources and from digital games. My research examines how learners’ metacognitive understandings of the nature of knowledge and knowing come into play when they engage in tasks such as evaluating and integrating conflicting information sources and reasoning about epistemic disagreement. I also engage, together with practitioner partners, in designing and testing curricula and scaffolds for promoting learners’ epistemic thinking and digital literacy in order to better understand the trajectories and mechanisms of epistemic growth.

Some of my current projects and collaborators are:

  • The Knowledge Society Sandbox: Research and development of online tools and scaffolds for supporting knowledge construction from multiple information sources (in collaboration with the Israeli Center for Educational Tecnology (CET), Asnat R. Zohar, Shiri Mor-Hagani, Talia Shlomi-Elooz, and Ibtisam Ka'adan)
  • Modeling Epistemic Growth: A microgenetic study of the development of epistemic thinking (in collaboration with Clark A. Chinn)
  • Learners' Epistemic Understandings of Scientific Visual Representations (in collaboration with Billie Eilam)
  • Promoting Evaluation and Integration of Multiple Viewpoints (in collaboration with Yoram Eshet-Alkalai and Eynav Tzadok)
  • Understanding How Learners Explain Conflicting Expert Claims (in collaboration with Eva Thomm and Rainer Bromme)

My research has been funded by grants from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF).

My paper "On the goals of epistemic education: Promoting apt epistemic performance", co-authored with Clark Chinn, won the Journal of the Learning Sciences Best Paper Award for 2018.