Connect with us
OEB speaker Gila Kurtz

Gila Kurtz

Head of M.A Program, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

Prof. Gila Kurtz (Ph.D.) is currently head of the M.A. program in the Instructional Technologies faculty at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel. Before joining HIT, she developed and managed an ICT and Learning M.A. Program at the College for Academic Studies, in Israel.

Since 2001, Prof. Kurtz serves as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School at the Master of Distance Education and E-learning Program where she co-developed and co-teach online courses.

Other positions of Prof Kurtz were:  head of interactive television satellite-based unit at the Open University of Israel (OUI) and a director of an e-learning center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Also, she was the Academic Vice President of a company that provided e-Learning solutions for the corporate industry.

She served as a director and the secretary of The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction,  (IBSTPI)  where she was a co-author of a book entitled: "Online Learner Competencies: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills for Successful Learning." For several years Prof. Kurtz was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). She serves as a member, Peer Review Board of The Journal of Educators Online and The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning. For several years Prof. Kurtz was the Editor-in-Chief of The Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL).

She has been a visiting scholar at several academic institutions including the University of California Berkeley, School of Education Syracuse University and University Roma, TRE, Italy. Prof. Kurtz has published several books, articles and presented papers at international conferences.