Edu-Informatica for Teaching and Research

October 21, 2021 – June 23, 2022

New and Unique at MOFET’s School for Professional Development!
An International Specialization Track!

Edu-Informatica for Teaching and Research

Navigate Your Route Through the Data Revolution!

Rationale

This special program was designed due to the constantly increasing intensity of the use of Data Sciences in many scientific disciplines, and the need to prepare researchers, lecturers, students, teachers and even school pupils to become part of this trend.
Edu-informatica is a basic and most vital component in the vast field of Data Sciences.
Teaching and research procedures in an era of the data revolution, strongly define the position of lecturers and researchers in academia. They reflect their role as specialists who are required to master the knowledge in their fields of expertise and to create up-to-date knowledge by retrieving information, mapping and extracting the relevant information, and finally curating and disseminating the knowledge.
This new and unique specialization program offers its participants the opportunity to enter the worlds of knowledge relevant to them and to navigate through them with professional tools. Within the framework of this specialization program we will examine paradigms, become acquainted with relevant innovations and mainly, experience the processes, technologies and powerful tools that are needed today for teaching and research in academia in general, and in education in particular.
The program’s teaching staff will provide guidance and mentoring as to applying the learned methods and tools in the planning and implementation of personal projects.
  • Academic staff members (from colleges and universities) in the fields of education and teacher education, who wish to acquire professional tools for locating, organizing and presenting Data, for teaching and research purposes.
  • Librarians in educational academic libraries who wish to form synergy between their work and teaching and research procedures, to examine existing paradigms and to acquire up-to-date tools all within a unique framework that brings them together with members of academic teams.
The offered specialization is a one-year program composed of 180 study hours, which are divided into four study sections. Two of these sections will be taught in English, via synchronic online sessions, to all participants (from Israel and from abroad). The remaining two sections will be taught in parallel in two groups, one in Hebrew and one in English. These two sections will combine synchronic and a-synchronic learning, and will include tutoring by our moderators in Hebrew and in English, accordingly.
The four sections:
  • Section I: Information and knowledge (30 study hours, in English,                                                synchronic learning)
  • Section II: Curating Information (60 study hours, in two languages,                                                integrating guided synchronic and a-synchronic learning)
  • Section III: Mapping Knowledge (60 study hours, in two languages,                                                 integrating guided synchronic and a-synchronic learning)
  • Section Iv: The Educator as an Agent of Knowledge (30 study hours, in                                       English, synchronic learning)
Each section will include the instilling of theoretical knowledge, demonstrations, experiencing the use of tools or processes, and practice.
The a-synchronic learning will be done by reading, practicing with work materials and preparing a final project.
The synchronic study will take place through online sessions on Thursdays between 04:00 and 08:00 PM (Israel time) on the dates listed in the time table.
  • Information and Knowledge (30 study hours, in English, synchronic):
Edu-informatica vs. information science; information vs. knowledge; the knowledge is in the center, the source is in the center and the process of consolidating the knowledge is in the center; central schemes for examining the mapping and organizing of and the navigating through information; methods of curation, informatics, archiving and cartography in the world of research and education; ethical issues; knowledge overload and blind spots; tangible sources of knowledge – written and human.
  • Curating Information (60 study hours, in two languages, synchronic and a-synchronic, tutoring):
Gathering information from the internet and its limitations; using bibliographies and inventories; using and creating data bases; the theory and practice of building information bases; manipulation in information; information search; Mendelay, BibBuilder, Zutero and RefWorks softwares. Digitization; catalogs and cataloguing softwares: Alma, Koha; SoftCat, VernonCMS; Portfolio, Micromusee.
  • Mapping Knowledge (60 study hours, in two languages, synchronic and a-synchronic, tutoring):
Informatics as a visual method of transferring and manipulating information; Integrating new information into an existing knowledge map and creating new knowledge maps; Heritage interpretation in educational institutions and in museums, organized as multi-layered visual information (a written message, a map, images and illustrations); Popplet, GIS and Venggage softwares.
  • The Educator as an Agent of Knowledge (30 study hours, in English, synchronic):
The place of knowledge mapping in the creation of new knowledge and the educator as the agent; applying tools for research and teaching in research institutes and in schools; rhetoric as a means of disseminating and instilling knowledge; human information sources; social networks as a means of collecting information, analyzing it and transmitting the knowledge; a cultural and international perspective for data analysis in the education-field on a global scale; Big-Data trends in the field of education.
  • Master’s degree or above (priority to those with a Ph.D.)
  • Personal admission interview
  • High command of written and spoken English
Full attendance, submission of exercises during the course of the entire study year, submission of a final project in collaboration with a colleague from abroad.
  • will have acquired knowledge, skills and experience in mapping knowledge and in organizing information for use in teaching and in educational research.
  • will be part of the international community of lecturers and researchers who collaborate in projects of creating educational knowledge.
  • will be granted a specialization certificate in “Edu-Informatica for Use in Research and Teaching” from MOFET’s School for Professional Development.
Completing an additional specialization program (of 180 study hours) in MOFET’s School for Professional Development, can grant you a certification equivalent to a teaching certificate in Israeli colleges of education (subject to regulation).
If you are interested in joining this program, please fill out the application below, and submit it together with a short and relevant CV.
Your application form and CV will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee, and if the program is appropriate for you and your needs, you will be invited for an online interview with a senior staff member. Following the interview, the Committee’s decision will be sent to you. If the program was found suitable, and you wish to register, you will be sent a link to complete the payment procedure.
Registration will be complete only at the end of this procedure (application, interview and payment), and a formal letter of acceptance will be sent to you.
IMOPORTANT:
  1. Tuition fees for the entire program are $1,250.
    If you register by August 31, 2021, you will be granted a 10% discount.
  2. If you cancel your registration before the opening of the school year (i.e., by October 20, 2021),
    you will be fully reimbursed minus $35 treatment fees.
  3. If you cancel your registration during the first month of the school year (i.e., October 21 to November 21, 2021), you will be charged 30% of the tuition fees plus an additional $35 treatment fees4.
    If you cancel after November 21, 2021, you will be charged full tuition.
To fill the application form – click here

Head of the Specialization Program

Dr. Edo Litmanovitch

Served as the director of a research unit and as an educational researcher at the National Academy of Sciences. Was head of programs at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the scientific editor of the Van Leer Press. Was assistant editor of the Journal of Levantine Studies. Guides academic staff members in theoretical and research writing at MOFET’s School for Professional Development. His academic fields of interests include theory of material culture, curation and education.