Dr. Raghav Sampangi

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

Currently, I hold the following roles…

My research interests include aspects of engagement and accessibility in 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).

COVID-19: Take a look at Dalhousie’s COVID-19 website for info on what has changed in our university’s operations due to the pandemic.

Blog

Featured image for blog: reflections on online teaching and learning

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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Tip #9: Manage your focus, not your time

This thought or idea has been attributed to many people. I saw this a couple days ago on the Momentum new tab page that I use attributed to Robin Sharma. It is such an important thought/idea. We are always encouraged to "manage our time"; I have suggested that too! :) But this idea switches ...
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