Doctoral Student Spotlights

Sava Saheli Singh

Educational Communication and Technology

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
I love how technology makes learning an experience beyond the classroom context and beyond the student-teacher paradigm. this program helps me understand the theoretical framework AND practical applications of using technology to support learning. faculty in this program bring a deep understanding of new media, games, video, and digital ethnography which allows for a well-rounded approach to using technology for education.
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
be teaching, learning, collaborating, living, loving.
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
soul-baring conversations over cups of coffee!
A hobby I have is:
collecting colorful socks.
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
grey dog coffee, think
Focus of my research of scholarship:
using twitter to build online communities of learning.
I'm interested in this topic because:
despite the constraints, twitter supports meaningful interactions.
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Ricki Goldman
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Cog Sci with Ricki Goldman, and Writing for Research with Prof. Elizabeth Norman
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
growing as academics and colleagues together, creating bonds that will last a lifetime.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
India
Career Goals:
Academic and consultant