Professional Development Institute
Dr. Suparna Sinha, Rutgers University
Dr. Sinha is currently the Director of Indistrict Initiatives at the Center for Math, Science and Computer Education. She is interested in understanding how students’ engagement with technologies influences their thinking and learning. Her dissertation reflected this line of research by investigating influences of technological affordances (of simulations, hypermedia and modeling tools) on collaborative engagement and subsequently how student’s collaborative engagements in technology intensive learning environments influences individual transfer of learning. Her interest in blending these two major research areas, i.e. engagement and transfer, stem from her prior professional focus on educational technology.