Hi, I am Sai and I am a LearningTech graduate student in the College of Education at UMass Amherst. My research interests focus on intelligent tutoring systems, emerging learning technologies, learning management systems, web accessibility, and improving student-teacher interaction through collaborative classroom technology.
For over a decade, I worked in HigherEd IT, Healthcare IT, IT Infra Service Delivery, Data Center Operations, and more. However, in the end, I found my likes in education and decided to be an instructor.
For when I graduate, I wish to be an academe and contribute my best to the teaching community.
I believe teachers are cool. They are the cornerstones of the community we live in today. Teachers are the foundation in building future leaders, scientists, doctors, and more.
EdTech plays a crucial role in integrating curriculum that promotes active classroom engagement, student-teacher collaboration, and an overall successful classroom content delivery. However, in a traditional classroom setting, there are many gaps that teachers experience - from finding the right EdTech tools, web accessibility issues, etc.
With the growing number of digital devices, there needs to be a strong focus on these tools that teachers can benefit from, and that contribute to an improved student engagement and learning impact.
My inspiration stems directly from this and I am on a journey to make instructional technology easy and accessible to the entire teaching community.