I have been on the faculty of the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science since 1995. I head the group on computer science education, which specializes in the learning and teaching of CS at the middle- and secondary-school levels.
Two of our long-term projects were:
- Jeliot: a software tool that fully animates elementary Java programs. Jeliot was a joint project with a team at the University of Eastern Finland led by Prof. Erkki Sutinen.
- The textbook Computer Science Concepts in Scratch and other Scratch projects for learning CS.
Currently, we are working on educational robotics, in collaboration with Prof. Francesco Mondada. and Dr. Stéphane Magnenat at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).
I have published textbooks and developed software tools for learning advanced CS concepts: concurrent programming, mathematical logic, verification.
The phenomenon of MOOCs (massive open online courses) is supposed to be important for the future of education. To evaluate the concept, I have taken several courses and you can see my certificates.