A psychologist (Hebrew University), he established and managed the Applied Research Unit in the P.Sapir Regional College of the Negev. He teached courses on Decision Making in the Behavioral Sciences Department in Ben Gurion University.
Starting in 1988, he initiated several projects related to Computer Mediated Communications (CMC) applications. These initial projects evolved into the MAKASH educational network in Israel which now includes almost 200 schools and the KESHEV agriculture networking corporation (owned by his former Kibbutz).
Fascinated with the potential offered by CMC for community development and integration of dispersed communities he proposed the establishment of the Global Jewish Information Network in 1988. Having obtained the support of the Knesset and the Ministry of Communications he carried out the detailed planning of the network (1991/92). He established and moderated since then, the conference JEWISHNT, which today, with its 1750 members and many redistribution points, became the central clearinghouse for Global Jewish Information Networking in the Internet (Jewishnt@bguvm.bgu.ac.il). In 1994 he published the Global Jewish Networking Handbook. In 1993 the JewishNet server was established and since its transference to a new location in May 1995 several tens of thousands of visitors have been registered. (http://www.jewishnet.net).
The Strategic Planning Unit of the Jewish Agency asked him to establish and moderate the "Israel 2020 - Israel/Diaspora Relations and Strategic Planning for Israel" CMC discussion. More than 150 specialists from abroad and Israel were invited and participated in this program discussing planning alternatives proposed for Israel as they relate to developments in the Jewish People at large (ILemail@example.com).
The Observatory of Jewish Education Projects and Resources in the Internet, is presently one of his main efforts which will ultimately map existing resources and create a community of practice for Jewish networked education.
The Virtual Zionist Congress, 1997 which he initiated is a pioneering experiment in a networked discussion and decision making process concerning the main issues of a Global Jewish Agenda .
He has served as a consultant for several public and private institutions; among them the Information Technologies Division of the Ministry of Communications. Later he consulted for the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development (MATIMOP). He established and managed the program introducing the Internet to the Israeli industry (1993/94). Dissemination programs, training materials and seminars were developed advancing thi s program. He established and managed, in this framework the "MOP - Israeli Industry RD Information Server" gopher, precursor of the present "Advanced Technologies from Israel" database.
He has been among the founders of the Internet Society - Israeli Chapter and has been elected to its board of directors in the first elections held by ILA, the Israeli Information Technologies Association. He is developing in this framework the G7 - Global Inventory Project National Web Page for Israel and advancing the Inter-Med Program .
The Inter-Med framework is the backgroung for his initiatives establishing the MED-Agrinet Network and the Euro-Mediterranean Joint Teachers and In-Service Trainers Development teams. He has been invited by the European Commission to participate as an expert in the Rome Ministers Conference: The Creation of the EuroMediterranean Information Society (30/31 May 96).
The establishment of the National Teachers Colleges Network in Israel (MACAM98) was one of his major projects. He participated as a consultant in the definition of the network architecture and services. He has carried out the training and managed the Development Team for the network. This was one of the central educational networking efforts in Israel today and involved an intensive pr ogram of training, dissemination and development of CMC based educational projects. Several Virtual Learning Environments were developed by the Development Team in the recent academic year (Hebrew). The Web page which supported in 1997/8 the seminar of the Development Team still is available.
As a consultant for the Ministry of Science he is the overseer for the projects supported by the National Committee for Telematics Intrastructures in the framework of the Israeli Information Super Highway Initiative.
In the framework of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Technological Assesment and Forecasting at the Tel-Aviv University he now started to coordinate the ESIS II project in Israel (European Survey of Information Society).
His activities in the Euro Mediterranean framework leaded to the embedding of Israel among the active participants of Net@ys Europe. As director of MAKASH, Advancing CMC Applications in education he serves as national coordinator for Israel in Netd@ys. The EUN (European School Network) steering committee included Israel (last January) among the participating countries following a request by MAKASH. In coordination with the Directorate for Science and Technology and the International Relations Unit of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, MAKASH, through Dov Winer is representing Israel in the EUN.
He has established and carried out several training programs aimed at introducing new users to the network and in focusing the use of the network by veteran users according to their specific needs. He has published and presented in many international and national conferences.