Rafi Nachmias


School of Education, Tel-Aviv University,
Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
Tel: 03-6406532
Fax:03-6407752
e-mail:
nachmias@post.tau.ac.il


Research Interests

  • Web-Mining of on-line learning
  • Internet and Higher Education  
  • Personal Information Management (PIM) and Education
  • Web-Based Learning and Instruction
  • ICT in Science Education
  • ICT implementation in Education

Current Academic Responsibilities

Academic Courses

  • Internet and Higher Education
  • A Research Seminar on Web-Based Learning  
  • ICT-Based Teaching Environments

Recent Publications

1.     Aladjem, R., & Nachmias, R. (in press). Constructing Knowledge Via Mobile Devices One Interaction at a Time. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

2.    Ben-Zadok, G., Leiba, M., Nachmias, R., & Mintz, R. (in press). Anywhere, Anytime? Examining Students' Online Learning Behaviors at Home vs. in School Using Data Mining Techniques. Computers & Education.

3.    Ben-Zadok, G., Leiba, M., & Nachmias, R. (in press). Assessing Learning Processes Using Educational Data Mining (EDM) International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

4.    Cohen, A., Nachmias, R. (invited paper). The Implementation of a Cost Effectiveness Analyzer for Web-Supported Academic Instruction: An Example from Life Science, International Journal on E-Learning.

5.     Hardof-Jaffe, S., & Nachmias, R. (in press). Personal Information Management and Learning. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

6.    Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., & Forkosh-Baruch, A. (in press). Sustainability, Scalability and Transferability of Pedagogical Innovation in Five Israeli Schools. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

7.    Ben-Zadok, G., Leiba, M., & Nachmias, R. (2011). Drills, Games or Tests? Evaluating Students' Motivation in Different Online Learning Activities, Using Log File Analysis Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects 7, 235-248.

8.    Gal, E. & Nachmias, R. (2011). Implementing On-Line Learning and Performance Support Using an EPSS. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects 7, 214-224.

9.    Gal, E. & Nachmias, R. (2011). On-Line Learning and Performance Support in Organizational Environments Using Performance Support Platforms. Instructional & Performance Technology 50(8), 25-32.

10.  Cohen, A., Shmueli, A. & Nachmias, R. (2011). The Usage of Data Repositories: The Case of MAOR. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects 7, 323-338.

11.   Cohen, A., Nachmias, R. (2011). What Can Instructors and Policy Makers Learn about Web-supported Learning through Web-mining. Internet and Higher Education, 14(2), 67-76.

12.  Hershkovitz, A. , Hardof-Jaffe, S., Azran,R., & Nachmias, R. (2011). Types of Online Hierarchical Repository Structures. The Internet and Higher Education, 14(2), 107-112.

13.  Hershkovitz,A, & Nachmias, R. (2011). Online Persistence in Higher Education Web-Supported Courses. The Internet and Higher Education, 14(2), 98-106.

14.  Ben-Zadok, G., Leiba, M., Nachmias, R., & Mintz, R., (2010). Comparison of Online Learning Behaviors in School vs. at Home, in Terms of Age and Gender, Using Data Mining Techniques. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects 6, 305-322.

15.  Bergman, O., Whittaker, S., Sanderson, M., Nachmias, R., & Ramamoorthy, A. (2010). The Effect of Folder Structure on Personal File Navigation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61(12), 2426-2441.

16.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., & Forkosh-Baruch, A. (2010). ICT Use in Education: Different Uptake and practice in Hebrew Speaking and Arab Speaking Schools in Israel. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(6), 492-506.

17.  Soffer, T., Nachmias, R., & Ram, J. (2010). Diffusion of Web Supported Learning in Higher Education- The TAU Case. Educational Technology and Society, 13(3), 212-223.

18.  Cohen, A., & Nachmias, R. (2009). Quantitative Cost Effectiveness model for Web-supported academic instruction. In U. Bornath, , A. Szucs, , A.Tait, , & M. Vidal, (Eds.), Distance and e-learning in transition learning innovation, technology and social challenges (pp. 151-160). ISTE and Wiley &Sons.

19.  Cohen, A. & Nachmias, R. (2009). Implementing a Cost Effectiveness Analyzer for Web-Supported Academic Instruction: A Campus Wide Analysis. The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 1-14.

20.  Hardof-Jaffe, S., Hershkovitz, A., Abu-Kishk, H., Bergman, O. & Nachmias, R. (2009). Personal Information Space Organization Strategies in Learning Context, Journal of Digital Information, 10(5).

21.  Hershkovitz, A., & Nachmias, R. (2009). Learning about Online Learning Processes and Students' Motivation through Web Usage Mining. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects 5, 197-214.

22.  Nachmias, R., & Ram, J. (2009). Research Insights from a Decade of Campus-wide Implementation of Web-Supported Academic Instruction at Tel Aviv University. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10 (2), 1-15.

23.  Bergman, O., Beyth-Marom, R., & Nachmias, R., Gordovitch, N. & Whittaker, S. (2008). Improved Search Engines and Navigation Preference in Personal Information Management. Transactions on Information Systems, 26 (4), 1-24.

24.  Bergman, O., Beyth-Marom, & Nachmias, R. (2008). The User-Subjective Approach to Personal Information Management Systems Design: Evidence and Implementations. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (2), 235-246.

25.  Shemla, A. & Nachmias, R. (2007). Current State of Web-Supported Courses at Tel-Aviv University. International Journal of E-Learning, 6 (2), 235-246.

26.  Bergman, O., Beyth-Marom, R., & Nachmias, R. (2006).The project fragmentation problem in Personal Information Management. CHI, 2006 conference on human factors and computing systems (271-274), Montreal, Canada .

27.  Cohen, A. & Nachmias, R. (2006). A Quantitative Cost Effectiveness Model for Web-supported Academic Instruction, Internet and Higher Education, 9, 81-90.

28.  Nachmias, R., Ram. J. & Mioduser, D. (2006). The Study of a Campus-wide Implementation of Blended Learning in Tel Aviv University. In Bonk C.J. and Graham, C.R. The Handbook of Blended Learning , 374-386.

29.  Forkosh-Baruch, A., Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., & Tubin, D. (2005). 'Island of innovation' and 'School-Wide Implementation': Two patterns of ICT-Based Pedagogical Innovation in Schools. Human Technology , 1 (2), 202-215.

30.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., Cohen, A., Tubin, D. & Forkosh-Baruch, A. (2004). Factors Involved in the Implementation of Pedagogical Innovations Using Technology. Education & Information Technologies, 9(3), 291-308.

31.  Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., Forkosh-Baruch, A. & Tubin, D. (2004). Sustainability, Scalability and Transferability of Pedagogical Innovation in Five Israeli Schools, Journal of Education Communication & Information , 4(1), 71-82.

32.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., Forkosh-Baruch, A. & Tubin, D. (2004). ICT in Education National Policies and Practices in Israel. In Anderson R. (Ed.) Cross-National ICT Policies and Practices in Education , Information Age Publishers Inc.

33.  Bergman, O., Beyth-Marom, R., & Nachmias, R. (2003). The user-subjective approach to personal information management systems. Journal of the American society for Information Science & Technology , 54(9), 872-878.

34.  Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., Tubin, D., & Forkosh-Baruch, A. (2003). Analysis Scheme for the Study of Domains and Levels of Pedagogical Innovation in Schools Using ICT. Education & Information Technologies, 8(1), 23-36.

35.  Nachmias, R. & Segev, L. (2003). Students Use of Content in Web-Supported Academic Courses. The Internet and Higher Education , 6, 145-157.

36.  Nachmias, R. & Segev, L. (2003). Content Usage in Web-Supported Academic Instruction. Academic Exchange Quarterly , Spring issue, 5-10.

37.  Tubin, D., Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., & Forkosh-Baruch, A. (2003). Domains and Levels of Pedagogical Innovation in schools using ICT: An Analysis of Ten Innovative Israeli Schools. Education & Information Technologies, 8(2), 127-145.

38.  Tuvi, I., & Nachmias, R. (2003). A Study of Web-Based Leaning Environments Focusing on Atomic Structure. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching , 22(3), 225-240.

39.  Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., Tubin, D., & Forkosh-Baruch, A. (2002). Models of Pedagogical Implementation of ICT in Israeli Schools. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning , 18(4), 405-414.

40.  Mioduser, D., & Nachmias, R. (2002). WWW in Education, in Adelsberger H, Collis, B., & Pawlowski, M. (Eds.) Handbook on Information Technologies for education & Training , 23-43.

41.  Nachmias, R., Shani, N. (2002). Learning in Virtual Courses and Its Relationship to Thinking Styles. Journal of Educational Computing Research , 27(3), 313-327.

42.  Nachmias, R., & Gilad, A. (2002). Needle in a Hyperstack: Searching Information on the World Wide Web. Journal of Research in Computing in Education, 34(4).

43.  Nachmias, R. (2002). Research framework for the study of a Campus-Wide Web-Based Academic Instruction Project. The Internet and Higher Education , 5(3), 213-229.

44.  Oren, A., Mioduser, D., & Nachmias R. (2002). The Development of Social Climate in Virtual Learning Discussion Groups. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 3(1), 1-19.

45.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., & Shemla, A. (2001). Information and Communication Technologies Usage by Students in an Israeli High School: Equity, Gender, and Inside/Outside School Learning Issues. Education and Information Technologies , 6(1), 43-53.

46.  Nachmias, R., & Tuvi, I. (2001). Taxonomy of Scientifically Oriented Educational Websites. Journal of Science Education and Technology , 10(1), 93-104.

47.  Tuvi, I., & Nachmias, R. (2001). Current State of Websites in Science Education Focus on Atomic Structure. Journal of Science Education and Technology , 10(4), 293-303.

48.  Mioduser, D., Lahav, O. & Nachmias, R. (2000). Using Computers to Teach Remedial Spelling to a Student with Low-Vision: A Case Study. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness , January, 15-25.

49.  Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., Oren, A. & Lahav, O. (2000). Web-Based Learning Environments: Current Pedagogical and technological State. Journal of Research in Computing in Education , 33(1), 55-76.

50.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., & Shemla, A. (2000). Internet Usage by Students in an Israeli High School. Journal of Educational Computing Research , 22(1), 55-73.

51.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., Oren, A., & Ram, J. (2000). Web-Supported Emergent- Collaboration in Higher Education Courses. Journal of Educational Technology & Society , 3(3), 94-104.

52.  Oren, A., Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D. & Lahav, O. (2000). Learnet a Model for Virtual Learning Communities in the World Wide Web. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications , 6(2), 141-158.

53.  Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., Oren, A. & Lahav, O. (1999). Web-Based Learning Environments (WBLES): Current Implementation and Evolving Trends. Journal of Network and Computer Application , 22, 233-247.

54.  Mioduser, D., Nachmias, R., & Baruch, A. (1999). Israeli National ICT-Related Policies in Pelgrum W.J., & Anderson, R.E. (Eds.) ICT and the Emerging Paradigm for Life Long Learning: A Worldwide Educational Assessment of Infrastructure, Goals and Practices , International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, The Netherlands. 51-54.

55.  Nachmias, R., Mioduser, D., Oren, A. & Lahav, O. (1999). Taxonomy of Educational Websites A Tool for Supporting Research Development and Implementation of Web-Based Learning. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 5(3), 193-210.