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YoramWelcome to my academic homepage. I am a senior lecturer at The Open University of Israel, a member of the Department of Management and Economics, a board member at The Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies, a board member at The Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, and a member of The Center for Internet Research at the University of Haifa. I currently serve as the Director of International Academic Initiatives at the Open University.

My research interests are at the intersection of computer-mediated communication (CMC), human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS). I am interested in the influence of digital technologies on individuals, organizations and society. Read more about my research interests here.

My academic background is in the biological sciences, the social sciences and humanities. I also have close to 20 years of senior management experience in the private sector. Read more about my experience here.

I published academic papers in journals including: Science, Communication Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC), Computers in Human Behavior, American Journal of Human Genetics, Human Genetics, and Open Learning. View my publications here.

I believe that as a researcher I have a societal commitment to engage with the general public through popular talks, online videos and interviews with journalists. To view some of these see the Videos and the Media interviews pages.