Miri Shonfeld

Miri Shonfeld
Kibbutzim College of Education · Education

Ph. D.

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Introduction
My research deals with online learning environments, collaborative work, intercultural links and faculty development. I'm currently the head of the Technology, Education, and Cultural Diversity (TEC) Center at Mofet Institute and a faculty member of the graduate program in graduate program in Technology in Education at Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel-Aviv.
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January 2004 - present
Kibbutzim College of Education
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • TEC MOFET
January 2001 - present
The MOFET Institute
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (58)
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This study examined the factors that may promote student-teachers’ satisfaction with online collaborative learning (OCL). Eighty-four student teachers at the graduate level at three teacher-education colleges in Israel simultaneously completed questionnaires that examined their information and communication technology (ICT) skills, collaboration ex...
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The aim of this research was to examine the factors that might correlate with variables that may explain teachers’ perceptions of their information literacy self-efficacy level. The study was conducted among 101 teachers during the 2018 academic year. It used the following questionnaires: information literacy self-efficacy level, being a digital ne...
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This article presents a conceptual model of cross-cultural alignments in education in the digital era. The intention was to explore and respond to urgent questions regarding learners and the learning environments in today's networked society. The model explores the enabling or constraining influences of educational systems, digital environments, le...
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When the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the world in 2020, schools closed and education was moved to students’ homes. Consequently, many countries faced the challenge of an unanticipated and accelerated move to online learning. This represents a crucial time to consider technology, pedagogy and education. Digital technology played a significant rol...
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This paper focuses on student attitudes about using a virtual world (VW) learning platform. VWs allow students to meet via avatars and experience events that simulate real social experiences. It can also enhance student motivation, learning and collaboration. However, studies have reported that many students and teachers find VW difficult to use, a...
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EDUsummIT (International Summit on ICT in Education) is a global knowledge building community of researchers, educational practitioners, and policy makers committed to supporting the effective integration of research and practice in the field of ICT in education. In 2019, more than 100 researchers, practitioners and policy makers from across the wo...
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EDUsummIT (International Summit on ICT in Education) is a global knowledge building community of researchers, educational practitioners, and policy makers committed to supporting the effective integration of research and practice in the field of ICT in education. In 2019, more than 100 researchers, practitioners and policy makers from across the wo...
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This research examined the contribution of an online collaborative program involving students from two different teacher training colleges. It measured the impact of the program on attitudes towards technology with regard to technological anxiety, self-confidence and technological liking among students. The advanced online collaborative program at...
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The 21st century has brought about changes in every aspect of life through ubiquitous technology and Internet-based social media. The distances between cultures and continents have narrowed, the world has become flatter, and multicultural, international work-teams have become a daily reality in global businesses. In spite of the power of Web 2.0 pl...
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New generation is accused of spending more screen time. Technology binds or blinds us? In this panel discussion, we outline stories from different schools around the world where the technology may be limited but pedagogy is plenty (Paulo Freire). Each presenter first shares our personal experiences related to their teaching technology second they s...
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"This chapter describes a collaboration project between graduate students from Is­rael and Germany who used mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones to work together. The chapter reports on the advantages and challenges that evolved during the online collaboration and lessons learned. The on­line cooperation between the two univer...
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An entirely new approach to thinking and learning has started to emerge in the 21st century as a result of the invention of the Internet (Harasim, 2012). Technology and social media have led to changes in all areas of life. Daily online communication has become commonplace, and information systems and networks offer a new model for sharing (Blau, 2...
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This theoretical paper is concerned with conceptualizing a major issue that faces all those concerned with and charged with influencing the future of equity in education—the need for digital agency (DA). The paper offers a rationale for this concern, highlights the importance of the concept and its practices, presents the challenges it brings, some...
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The study presented here sought to determine how student teachers’ personal characteristics, attitudes, knowledge, experience and skills for using collaborative learning influence their willingness to use this demanding pedagogy in their classes. A structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis model based on data from questionnaires emphasized the di...
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This study took place in a school which adopted a “paperless classroom” policy. The purpose of the study was to examine whether students who learn in a paperless classroom really prefer reading and writing on computers rather than on paper and whether their preferences differ according to contextual conditions and personal differences. The findings...
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In this panel, we will present models of ICT integration integration in higher education teaching from around the world and case studies of implementation We will discuss the challenges and the effectiveness of the various ideas ICT coordinators will present their methods and faculty members will speak about their personal experiences in different...
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The current study examined the influence of students' openness to multiculturalism on the frequency of integrating Online Collaborative Learning (OCL). The mediating variables were attitudes toward: benefits of OCL, negative aspects of OCL and challenges of OCL. The participants were 315 ICT coordinators who are also subject teachers. 139 coordinat...
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This quantitative, descriptive study examines the perceived contribution of online courses taken in college as evaluated by 53 “average” students and 32 students with learning disabilities (LD students). The study points to a positive and significant connection between the students’ self-learning ability, their involvement in the online course, the...
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This quantitative research examined the contribution of an Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) program on attitudes towards technology in terms of technological anxiety, self-confidence and technology orientation among M.Ed. students. The advanced online collaborative program was implemented at two teacher training colleges in Israel for a period o...
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This quantitative study examined the changes in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) integration in teaching among faculty members at four colleges of education in the period between the years 2008 and 2013. The study involved 267 faculty members in the first round and 322 in the second round of data collection. Data were collected...
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This quantitative study examined the changes in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) integration in teaching among faculty members at four colleges of education in the period between the years 2008 and 2013. The study involved 267 faculty members in the first round and 322 in the second round of data collection. Data were collected thro...
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Aim/Purpose This study took place in a school with a "paperless classroom" policy. In this school, handwriting and reading on paper were restricted. The purpose of this study was to gain insights from the teachers teaching in a paperless classroom and to learn about the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning in such an environment. Backgr...
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The purpose of this research which took place in a "paperless classroom" school was to examine the students' reading and writing preferences in various contexts. A questionnaire was distributed among all the students. The results pointed out that students prefer to read short texts and textbooks from computer screens but they prefer to read longer...
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Teacher training institutions are expected to prepare preservice teachers to integrate technology into their educational practice. However, several studies suggest that technology is often underused by preservice (eg. Mouza et al., 2014). There is a discrepancy between what preservice teachers are taught and how teachers use technology in a classro...
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In this conceptual paper, we consider issues and challenges of third party and governmental organisations in planning and implementing access to and uses of digital technologies for learning and teaching in developing countries. We consider failures and weaknesses in the planning and implementation processes highlighted by research in developed cou...
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This study seeks to explore what factors influence students’ ICT use and web technology competence. The objectives of this study are the following: (a) To what extent do certain elements of Rogers’ (2003) Diffusion of Innovations Theory (DOI) explain students’ ICT use, (b) To what extent do personality characteristics derived from the Big Five appr...
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The promise of computer-mediated communication (CMC) to reduce intergroup prejudice has generated mixed results. Theories of CMC yield alternative and mutually exclusive explanations about mechanisms by which CMC fosters relationships online with potential to ameliorate prejudice. This research tests contact-hypothesis predictions and two CMC theor...
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The study examined the scope and ways of ICT integration in teaching and professional development by faculty members in Israel Colleges of Education, part of the implementation of the national initiative to transform Teacher Education to meet the demands of the 21st century. According to findings, faculty members incorporate a variety of ICT-based...
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The purpose of this research was to examine and compare the attitudes and perceptions of program preparation to use and integrate technology during teaching practices between pre-service physical education students from Montclair State University (MSU) (N = 187), NJ, USA and from Kibbutzim College of Education (KCE) (N = 120). Data was collected by...
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Introduction Israel is considered a high-tech country, but it is also considered a country "in conflict." While these two subjects may not seem related, they actually offer an opportunity to battle the culturally diverse conflict while using technology. Since the development of the Internet, attempts have been made to use technology to bring peopl...
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This study examines the state (in 2008-2009) of information and communication technologies (ICT) integration in Israeli teacher education colleges from three perspectives: (1) preparing pre-service teachers for computer-aided teaching; (2) the use of ICT for pedagogical and professional needs by the faculty members in the colleges; and (3) the poli...
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This study examines the current state of ICT integration by faculty members in Israeli Colleges of Education using combined quantitative and qualitative research methods. Findings reflect significant progress in ICT implementation in teaching by faculty in comparison to the previous decade: what was perceived then as innovative -using Office tools,...
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The advantages of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to pre-service teachers in an alternative diploma program are examined in this study. In their mathematics and science study Nachmias, Mioduser and Forkush-Baruch (2009) found that mathematics and science teachers in Israel rarely use information technology in their lessons, compared...
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This study examines the current state of pre-service teachers' preparation to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching in four colleges of education in Israel. Data were collected using a questionnaire administered to college pre-service teachers, interviews with Heads of ICT Centers as well as analysis of teacher traini...
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The findings show that the ICT coordinators play an important role in the integration of ICT in colleges, especially when the initiative is made by higher echelons. The ICT coordinator is responsible for the location of learning environments, their operation, training the lecturers and supporting the students. The coordinators are crucial for the b...
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This paper presents an online inter-group contact hypothesis (OICH) model, developed within the Israel education system, whereby online and distance learning (ODL) is used in the service of multiculturalism. The goal is to build bridges among secular and religious Arabs and Jews in Israel based on small multicultural groups and collaborative learni...
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In light of the importance of online learning as a teaching tool, a three year study was planned to face the double challenge of adapting an online course to LD students, and integrating online labs in the course. A "Science Education" course is part of the teachers training program for k-2 College Student - Teachers. The online course focuses on c...
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Presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D) - Nova Southeastern University. Open to researchers under library restrictions. Typescript. Thesis (Ph.D) -- Nova Southeastern University, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 130-137).

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The conference will take place at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel, in collaboration with the MOFET Institute and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, from June 27th to 30th, 2021. Final date for submission: October 25, 2020 To submit your proposal, please click the following link: https://iaie.smkb.ac.il/call-for-proposals
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The TEC Center invites you to the 10th online International Day on collaborative learning and cultural diversity During the online day we will explore new models and digital platforms that promote multi and inter cultural exchange. The highlight will be presentations of projects, successes and research. The presenters are educational leaders from Israel and the world involved in cross border programs and pedagogy to connect between pupils, students, teachers, principals and college lecturers. Presentation of collaborative achievements between Arabs and Jews, secular and religious. Participation is from your personal computer anywhere in the world