Dr. Raghav Sampangi

Hi there! I’m Dr. Raghav V. Sampangi. My pronouns are he / him / his.

I am a Senior Instructor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University and the Director of the Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program. I’m also a Faculty Associate at the Dalhousie Centre for Learning and Teaching.

My research interests include aspects of engagement and accessibility in teaching and learning. Recently, with all the changes due to COVID-19, I’ve also started to explore compassionate teaching. Click here to check out an article that I recently wrote on this topic for the FOCUS blog at the Dalhousie Centre for Teaching and Learning.

I have a background in usable security and privacy, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and work on projects related to applications of IoT for social good.

I am a proponent of lifelong learning and consider every interaction the source of a life lesson. My interest in teaching stems from this belief, and from the belief that learning (and teaching) has to be beyond the bounds of a classroom and not merely motivated by academic grades. Teaching is also a great learning opportunity, because this action helps us learn (and understand) a bit more about the topic and ourselves.

I am also an advocate for mental and emotional health and well-being. I believe that being compassionate in our teaching, policies and our actions is the minimum we can do as we support each other in our shared humanity. In this endeavour, I’m learning from and volunteering with PhD Balance and Dragonfly Mental Health (the global consortium for academic mental health).

Blog

Teaching and the Compassion Continuum

I recently wrote an article called "Teaching and the Compassion Continuum" on the FOCUS Blog of the Dalhousie Centre for Learning and Teaching. You can check out the article and the audio version that I recorded of the article through the links below. Link to the article (opens in a new tab or window): ...
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Reflections on online teaching and learning

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY TL; DR -- This article includes reflections on lessons that I learned, first, from our abrupt move to emergency remote teaching online, and then through online certificates and courses that I took in the days/weeks that followed this transition to remote teaching. I present ...
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Tip #10: “Put on your own mask first…” a.k.a. Self-care

One of the opportunities that we get when working remotely/from home for extended periods of time is to reflect. I also acknowledge that reflection can also take us down a rabbit hole of unresolved thoughts, insecurities and feelings. But there comes a point in time, especially when living by ourselves and under social isolation/quarantine ...
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