LINKS (Learning in a Networked Society)
The Center is involved in LINKS - A center of excellence. LINKS is committed to generating a critical mass of research that will bring about a paradigm shift in preparation of citizens for lifelong learning in today's information-based, networked society.
The Center for Internet Research is part of a European project on behalf of Israel, along with the Technion and Rupin College. Other member countries include Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Germany and Holland. The project's objective is the advancement of academic instruction of e-business in light of advancements in information technologies and the internet.
Cooperation with IBM
A joint project with IBM's research branch as part of IBM's international Open Collaborative Research grant. The Center researchers, Dr. Daphne Raban and Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, are involved in a number of projects as part of this activity, including the development of GUESS - a crowd-computing platform and various social-computing projects such as a joint people-tagging study.
Israel National ICT Index
A joint venture of The Center, Appleseeds Academy and the Bezeq telecommunication company, based on a research grant from the Israeli Internet Association. The project strives to construct a national information and communication technologies index for Israel, which is vital for policy development and its evaluation, and a fulcrum for future investment in infrastructure and technology education by Israeli institutions. The index will be accessible andtransparent to all Israelicitizens.
An innovative internet based educational system that accommodates shared databases for individual-learning, online testing and poll taking. The system promotes the sharing of information and creates study communities by hosting an open, growing, up-to-date database on a variety of subjects.
The Shil Project
The Center is involved in running a pioneering online activity in the field of eGovernment, in collaboration with the Citizens' Advice Service which is called “Shil” in Hebrew.
Related published articles:
Tractinsky, N., Rafaeli, S., & Pliskin, N. (1998). Lessons from implementation of a Web site for the Israeli Citizens' Advice Bureau, in Hoadley E.D. and Ben-Basat I. (Editors), Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, pp. 101-104.
Finzi, S., Bronstein, J., Bar-Ilan, J., Baruchson-Arbib, S., Rafaeli,S. & Ravid, G., (2012),"Volunteers acting as information providers to citizens", Aslib Proceedings, 64(3), 289 - 303.
The Games for Executives Initiative
An innovative instruction and research project employing computerized simulations in business training as a tool for the mutual advancement of the academic and business sectors. The initiative incorporates organizational learning processes, business development and executive training with serious games and computer simulations.
A website devoted to the consolidation of the vast existing data on serious games: news from the field, indexing serious games for higher learning and schools, various relevant databases, book-lists, journals and articles, etc
The SocIos Project
The project, incorporating a group of European researchers, including Dr. Daphne Raban, head of the Department of Information and Knowledge Management and an associate of The Center, deals with social networks and their application in future internet businesses. The Center's role in the project is the development of unique business models for social networks environment.
cooperation with Yahoo!
A pioneering cooperation between Yahoo! and the Center for Internet Research, that studies Yahoo! data traffic and communication on Yahoo! Answers from asocial network point of view.
Published articles related to this project:
Amit Rechavi & Sheizaf Rafaeli (2011). Not all is Gold that Glitters: Response time & satisfaction rates in Yahoo! Answers.
Amit Rechavi & Sheizaf Rafaeli (2011). What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander: Knowledge and Social Networks in Yahoo! Answers.