Areej Mawasi, PhD

Learning, Technology, and Design 


I am a scholar, writer, educator, and designer with interdisciplinary expertise in learning, technology, and design. I study, design, and implement learning environments, educational technologies, and learning artifacts that support learners engagement and collaborative learning.


I am a Neubauer Lecturer and Head of the "Co- Design and Interactive Learning Lab" at Technion's Faculty of Education in Science and Technology. In my research I focus on the critical and ethical exploration of technologies (such as AI, digital media) and the role of technology in society; learners interactive engagement in transdiciplinary learning environments; and co-design processes as a space for learning. My work has been published in journals like, Journal of Science Education and Technology, Journal of Moral Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, and Mind, Culture, & Activity.


Formerly I was as a Research Associate in learning sciences, co-design methodology, AI technology literacies, and equity in NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science. I completed my PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University in 2021 and my master's degree at ASU MLFTC in Educational Technology. At ASU, I was a Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship, and a researcher at Center for Science and the Imagination.

Outside of academia, I write about topics around technology in society and education. I actively give lectures and facilitate workshops on education, future of technology, and design. And I occasionally take photos during my long walks.


Fellowships and honors:

2023-2027 Maof Scholarship for Outstanding Arab Scientists, Council for Higher Education

2023 ISLS Emerging Scholars Award, Wallace Foundation
2022 - 2024 Technion's Career Advancement Chair Fellow and Neubauer Fellow

2020 Dissertation Research Award, "Learning, Literacies and Technologies". MLFTC, ASU

2017 – 2018 Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship Award, ASU

2015 – 2017 Fulbright Outreach Program Award, Institute of International Education, USA