Dr. Miri Barak is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She is the Head of the Science and Learning Technologies group and serves as the advisor of graduate students. Dr. Barak's studies deal with the interface of science education and advanced technologies. Her academic activities focus on developing, integrating, and evaluating science education curricula at school and higher education levels. Her studies involve the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), with the emphasis on emerging Web-2.0 and cloud applications, in order to foster meaningful learning and higher-order thinking.Her work is particularly timely and innovative with research on technology-enhanced learning environments such as the integration of the first course website in the Chemistry Faculty at the Technion; the use of laptops for active learning in large lecture halls at MIT; the integration of Web-based systems for knowledge sharing among communities of practice; the assimilation of animated movies in science education; and recently, the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the use of cloud applications for enhancing learning in the 21st century. Her academic work is presented in more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in leading international and national publications.