Prof. Miky Ronen


Head of the Department of Instructional Technologies

Holon Institute of Technology


E-mail: ronen@hit.ac.il

Tel: +972-3-5026612


Professional Interests and Research

Instructional Design

Interactive Learning Environments

Ed-games & Simulations 

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSLS)

Science Education

Teacher Education & Training



Ph.D. Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1986

M.Sc. Medical Physics, Tel-Aviv University, 1978

B.Sc. Physics, Tel-Aviv University, 1974


Teaching (Graduate & Undergraduate Courses)

*  Interactive Learning Environments

*  Courseware Development and Evaluation

*  E-Learning: Design and Management

*  Teaching and Learning with Simulations and Games

*      Computers in Education & Training

*      Knowledge Organization & Representation

*      Computers for Science Education


Sample Publications


D. Kohen-Vacs, M. Ronen, O. Bar-Ness (2012) Integrating SMS Components into CSCL Scripts, 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2012), March 27-30, Takamatsu, Japan.

D. Kohen-Vacs, M. Ronen, O. Ben-Aharon, M. Milrad (2012) Incorporating Mobile Elements in Collaborative Pedagogical Scripts, The 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011, Nov 28- Dec 2, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Best Technical Paper Award)

M. Ronen, D. Kohen-Vacs (2011) Modeling, enacting, sharing and reusing online collaborative pedagogy with CeLS, in: Techniques for Fostering Collaboration in Online Learning Communities: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, Francesca Pozzi, Donatella Persico (eds.) Publisher: IGI Global (319-339)

D. Kohen-Vacs, M. Ronen, M. Milrad, B. Vogel, A. Kurti (2011) An integrated approach for the enactment of collaborative pedagogical scripts using mobile technologies. 9th Int'l. Conf. on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011): Connecting Computer Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice Hong Kong, China 4-8 July.

D. Langley, M. Ronen (2011) Responding to the employability challenge: Final projects for IT-based organizational training Informing Science & IT Education (InSITE 2011): Novi Sad, Serbia, 18-23 June 2011.

D. Langley, M. Ronen (2010) Designing a self-assessment item repository: An authentic project in higher education, Interdisciplinary J. of Information, Knowledge, and Management, 5, 261-275.

R. Hammer, M. Ronen, A. Sharon, T. Lankry, Y. Huberman, V. Zamtsov (2010) Mobile culture in college lectures: Instructors' and students' perspectives, Interdisciplinary J. of E-Learning and Learning Objects (IJELLO), 6, 293-304.

M. Ronen, D. Kohen-Vacs (2009) Designing and applying adaptation patterns embedded in the script. Iinternational Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2009) - Workshop on "Adaptive Systems for Collaborative Learning" (IWASCL-2009) Barcelona, Spain, 4-9 November  (306-310)

Y. Kali, M. Ronen (2008) Assessing the assessors: Added value in web-based multi-cycle peer assessment in higher education Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1), 3-32.

S. Abrahmov, M. Ronen (2008) Double blending: Online theory with n-campus practice in photography instruction, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45(1), 3-14.

Ronen, M., Kohen-Vacs, D., Raz-Fogel, N.  (2006) Adopt & adapt: Structuring, sharing and reusing asynchronous collaborative pedagogy, 7th Int'l. Conf. of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2006) "Making a Difference", Bloomington, IN, USA, 27 June-1 July, 599-605.

M. Ronen, D. Langley (2005) Facing the challenge of preparing science teachers to use simulations. in: Preparing Teachers to Teach with Technology  (a volume in Current Perspectives on Applied Information Technologies) Charalambos Vrasias, Gene V. Glass (eds.), Information Age Publishing Inc. (271-289)

M. Ronen, D. Langley (2004) Scaffolding complex tasks by open online submission: Emerging patterns and profiles, J. of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), 8(4), 39-52.

M. Ronen, M. Eliahu (2000) Simulation - A bridge between theory and reality: the case of electric circuits, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 16, 14-26. 

M. Ronen, M. Eliahu (1999) Simulation as a home learning environment - students' views, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 15, 258-268

M. Ronen, M. Eliahu (1997)  Addressing Students Common Difficulties in Basic Electricity by Qualitative Simulation Based Activities, Physics Education, 32 (6), 29-35

M. Ronen (1997) The VSW:3D Motion Tracing Lab with Multimedia Environment, Physics Education, 32 (3)

M. Ronen (1995) A 3-D Motion Tracing System in High School Physics Teaching, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 11, 141-156

M. Ronen, M. Eliahu, A. Harel (1995) Teaching and Learning Electronics with a Professional Circuit Analyzer Program, The European Journal of Engineering Education, 20(4), 487-498

M. Ronen, B. Eylon, O. Rivlin, U. Ganiel (1993)  RAY - an open graphic interface for Geometrical Optics, International Journal Computers & Education, 20(40)

M. Ronen, B. Eylon (1993) To see or not to see? The eye in Geometrical Optics - when and how? Physics Education, 28, 52-59

M. Ronen, A. Lipman (1991) The V-scope: An Oscilloscope for Motion, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 10(4), 41-49

M. Ronen, A. Lipman (1991) The V-scope, The Physics Teacher, 29(5), 298-302