Dr. Zvia Elgali

Head, Technology in Education Unit
Center for Science Communication 
E-mail: zvia.elgali@weizmann.ac.il

Dr. Zvia Elgali is the director of the Davidson Institute’s Technology in Education Unit. She earned her PhD from Bar-Ilan University, through the science, technology, and society program. Her dissertation examined the evolution of the use of technology in the Israeli educational system. Since then, Dr. Elgali has written academic papers and participated in conferences on the development of policies and learning programs in technology-rich environments, as well as the design of digital learning processes in cultural contexts.

With a career in education spanning 25 years, she has developed educational materials for various institutions throughout Israel, including the Ministry of Education, the Center for Educational Technology, and the Israel Internet Association. At the latter, she directed a team to develop educational programs in the community, as well as national programs for promoting digital culture. Dr. Elgali was also a junior high school science teacher for several years.

In 2011, Dr. Elgali joined the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, where she teaches courses on the following topics: training educators on leading entrepreneurship and innovation in educational systems; developing critical thinking about technology in general, and technology in education in particular; and promoting digital culture in education. Dr. Elgali is also a member of the center for social-educational entrepreneurship at the college.