Moti Ben-Ari Interview: Overview


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Moti Ben-Ari Mordechai (Moti) Ben-Ari is a professor of computer science education at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is very active in the field, having published numerous computer science textbooks, developed software tools for teaching CS, and written many influential papers in CS education. His primary research focus has been related to how students learn theoretical concepts in computer science, such as concurrency and mathematical logic. He and his students have collaborated with the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu (formerly University of Joensuu) to develop the Jeliot program animation system for teaching elementary computer science and programming.

At the time of this interview, Dr. Ben-Ari was an Associate Professor in the Department of Science Teaching at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. He received the 2004 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education with the citation "Textbook author, mentor and pedagogical researcher at both the university and pre-college levels, in concurrency, formal methods, and programming languages."

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This webpage gives access to the audio and transcript of the interview with Moti Ben-Ari, conducted on July 1, 2008 in Madrid, Spain by Elizabeth Adams. Below we list excerpts from the interview, which lead to the related audio snippets on a separate page.

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