Prof. Sarah Guri-Rosenblit is the Director of International Academic Outreach and the Head of Graduate Studies in Education at the Open University of Israel (Israel). She got her PhD from Stanford University in 1984 in education and political science. Her areas of expertise are focused on comparative research of higher education systems, distance education and e-learning. She published books and dozens of articles in these fields. She has participated in the last decade in many international and national forums on various aspects of higher education. She was selected in 2005/6 as one of the 30 New Century Scholars in the Fulbright Program on: 'Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response'. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Europe and North America in the UNESCO Forum of Higher Education, Research and Knowledge. She is also a member in expert evaluations panels of HESC (Higher Education and Social Change) under the auspices of the European Science Foundation, and the Bellagio Conference Center of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Her new book entitled Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Sweeping Expectations and Actual Effects was published in March 2009 by Nova Science in New York. This book challenges many of the assumptions about the take-up of ICT in today's universities and raises a number of issues and questions about how well higher educational institutions are adopting digital technologies.
Her full CV and a list of publications, keynotes and conference presentations can be found at: http://www.openu.ac.il/Personal_sites/sara-guri-rosenblit.html