Academic Advisory Forum

The Academic Advisory Forum is a platform for presenting and discussing ideas in education and its impact on modern society in the context of the mission of ORT.

Led by distinguished academics within the World ORT Academic Advisory Committee, in this forum we will discuss academic education research, the philosophy of education and evidence based best practices. Please read the welcome letter of the Committee’s Co-Chairs.

All are welcome to read, comment, share and contribute. Please contact us if you wish to submit an article for presentation in this forum.

  • August 27th, 2021

    Charter for the Digital Path of School

    A discussion document outlining digital pathways that education and schools can take advantage of in the technology revolution, by Prof. Sidney Strauss and Prof. Ilya Levin. The aim and the future of education Our world is changing at a blistering speed. A much deeper and widespread change than that of the COVID-19 pandemic has been […]

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  • September 3rd, 2021

    Culture and Society in the Digital Age

    This papers presents a theoretical study of the digital revolution as a cultural phenomenon from three perspectives by Levin, I. and Mamlok, D.; Information, 2021, 12, 68. [Full paper – PDF] We live in a dynamic world that is constantly and rapidly changing. The ubiquity of digital technology has changed the human experience. Our everyday […]

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  • December 10th, 2021

    The duty to learn and the need to remember

    Major historical events shape peoples’ cultures and identities in important ways. This is specially true for the Jewish people, with our long and eventful history. Our knowledge and awareness of historical events are grounded in the centrality of remembrance. Speeches and visits to memorials and museums are the main activities marking each year crucial historical […]

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  • June 30th, 2022

    Improving our STEM education is a national priority

    Dr. Jorge Grünberg, member of the National Academy of Engineering (ANIU) and rector of ORT Uruguay University, highlighted the importance of improving education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), given that “young people who choose scientific orientation have a much greater chance of accessing higher-paying jobs.” In his last column, published in El País […]

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