My life-roles span around being a researcher, educator, learner, mother, warrior, feminist and seeker.

As a researcher at Open Lab, I work with schools in England to examine how they are engaging with digital technologies for teaching and learning purposes. I specifically look at the impact of digital technologies in developing thinking skills in young people within the context of cross-cultural learning and the role of brokerage to facilitate the above. As an educator, I am interested to experiment on the use of non-conventional learning approaches for curricular learning and vouch for the use of EPBL (Enquiry/Project Based Learning) methods. I am also keen to build knowledge networks and I do this by initiating international links between schools/learning institutions.

As a learner, I wish to challenge my ability to engage in new learning by practicing the traditional Indian classical dance Kathak. In doing so I have realised that entwining your passion with a discipline can be meditative. As a mother, I absorb life-lessons from my five-year old daughter by intently listening to her and documenting her little wisdom Twitter.

As a warrior, I ensure to lend my voice to issues of inequity and inequality, even though, at times, I have found that I am the only one doing it.


Virtual.Cultural.Collaboration - Mobile phones, video technology, and cross-cultural learning

  1. Sarangapani V
  2. Kharrufa A
  3. Balaam M
  4. Leat D
  5. Wright P

2016Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2016