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Medha Dalal

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Post Doctoral Scholars, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography: 

Medha Dalal is a postdoctoral scholar in the engineering education program at the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies from the Arizona State University, a Master in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Her research lies at the crossroads of engineering, education, and technology with a focus on K-12 engineering curricula, teacher professional development, and pathways to higher education. Another area of her research examines ways of thinking that address complex, chronic challenges in the engineering education system. 

Education: 

Ph.D., Education in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies, May, 2019, Arizona State University

Thesis: Interdisciplinary Engineering Education Research Collaborations: Exploring ‘Ways of Thinking’ using a Mixed Methods Approach

M.S., Computer Science, Polytechnic School, New York University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering, Gujarat University, India

 

 

Research Interests: 

K-12 Engineering Education

Ways of Thinking that address complex and chronic challenges in the Engineering Education System

Online Teaching and Learning 

Teacher Professional Development

Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Research Group: 
Publications: 

Journal Publications

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (Under review). Fostering the Growth of TPACK among International Teachers through a Semester-Long Professional Development Experience. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2017). Professional development for international teachers: Examining TPACK and technology integration. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 49(3-4), 117-133. DOI: 10.1080/15391523.2017.1314780

Archambault, L., Kennedy, K., Shelton, C., Dalal, M., McAllister, L., & Huyett, S. (2016). Incremental progress: Re-examining field experiences in K-12 online learning contexts in the United States. Journal of Online Learning Research, 2(3), 303-326.

Dalal, M. (2014). Impact of multi-media tutorials in a computer science laboratory course – An empirical study. International Journal of E-learning, 12(4), 366-374. http://www.ejel.org/volume12/issue4/p367

Dalal, M., Divya, K., Giri A., & Divya, M. (2013). Implementation of risk-aware mitigation for mobile adhoc network. Journal of Engineering, Science, Technology Management, 3(1), 16-22.

Dalal, M. & Mishra V. (2013). Implementation of TCP algorithms with NACK feature of adhoc networks. Journal of Engineering, Science, Technology Management, 2(2), 5-11.

Dalal, M. (2012). Higher education and global challenges – An Indian perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, 1(5), 73-76.

 

Commissioned Research and Technical Reports

Archambault, L., Kennedy, K., DeBruler, K., Shelton, C., & Dalal, M. (2016). Examining teacher education programs and field experiences in K-12 online learning environments. Lansing, MI: Michigan Virtual University. http://media.mivu.org/institute/pdf/examinete2016.pdf

 

Book Chapters

Dalal, M. & Archambault, L., (2018). International Teachers’ Evolving Relationships with Educational Technology. In L. Leping & D. Gibson (Eds.), Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2018 (pp. 135-143). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Conference Proceedings

Dalal, M., Klein-Gardner, S., Kouo, J., Reid, K., Beauchamp, C., O’Neal, B., Lopez-Roshwalb, J., & Pines, D. (Abstract submitted). Stereotypes and implicit biases in engineering: Will students need to "Whistle Vivaldi"? For 3rd annual CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, VA. April 19-22, 2020.

Berhane, B., Dalal, M., Klein-Gardner, S., Carberry, A., Reid, K., Beauchamp, C., Kouo, J., & Pines, D. (Abstract submitted). Understanding the ‘us all’ in Engineering 4 Us All through the Experiences of High School Teachers, For 3rd annual CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, VA. April 19-22, 2020.

Dalal, M. & Carberry, A. Work in Progress: Exploring ‘Ways of Thinking’ of Interdisciplinary Collaborators. Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Tampa, FL, June 16-19, 2019.

Dalal, M., Archambault, L. & Hale, A. (2019). Exploring student engagement with digital storytelling content using factor analysis. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 319-323). Las Vegas, NV, March 18-22, 2019.

Dalal, M. & Carberry, A., (2018) Work in Progress: ‘Ways of Thinking’ of Interdisciplinary Collaborators. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Salt Lake City, UT. June 23-27, 2018.

McKenna, A., Dalal, M., Anderson, I., & Ta, T., (2018). Insights on Diversity and Inclusion from Reflective Experiences of Distinct Pathways to and through Engineering Education, In Proceedings of the 1st annual CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, VA. April 29-May 2, 2018.

Dalal, M. & Archambault, L., (2018). International Teachers’ Evolving Relationships with Educational Technology. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (pp. 612-620). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2017). Examining technology integration decision-making processes and identifying professional development needs of international teachers. In Proceedings of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2017 Convention, ((pp. 103-112). Jacksonville, FL.

Larson, J. S., Dalal, M., Savenye, W. C., Zapata, C. E., Hamdan, N., & Kavazanjian, E. (2017), Complete Research Paper: Implementation of an Introductory Module on Biogeotechnics in a Freshman Engineering Course. Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Columbus, OH.

Dalal, M., Larson, J., Savenye, W., Zapata, C., Hamdan, N. & Kavazanjian, E. (2017). Supporting engineering education with instructional design: The case of an introductory module on biogeotechnical engineering. Proceedings of the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Pacific Southwest Region Annual Conference Tempe, AZ, April 20-22, 2017.

Dalal, M., Larson, J., Zapata, C., Savenye, W., Hamdan, N. & Kavazanjian, E. (2017). An interdisciplinary approach to developing an undergraduate module on biogeotechnical engineering. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 2074-2079). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., Robles, R. & Reed, A. (2017). Examining perceptions and decision-making related to technology integration in the common core high school classroom. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 2302-2310). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Dalal, M., Wylie, R., & Walker, E. (2016). Using a systematic review for cross-theory comparisons. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp 1201-1202). Singapore: The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Dalal, M., Archambault, L., & Shelton, C. (2016). Examining TPACK and technology integration decision-making among international teachers. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2809-2814). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Dalal, M. (2008). Mobile and multi-homed networks using host identity protocol. International Conference on Managing Next Generation Software Applications, Coimbatore, India.

Dalal, M. (2008). An overview of host identity protocol in mobile and multi-homed networks. National Conference on Recent Trends in Telecommunications, Electronics and Information Technology, Bangalore, India.

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 194-CLSSpecial Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCN 400Sustainabl for Sci Teacher
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 503Design Effective Communication
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 503Design Effective Communication
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 506Evaluation of Learning System
Presentations: 

Arizona State University
    Professional Development:
        Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning, Spring 2015-2019
        Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
        Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education
    Education Technology Workshop 
        InSTEP Global Initiatives Project, Fall, 2014
        Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education

Honors / Awards: 

Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University,  2015, 2016, 2018.
Best Teacher Award, MVJ College of Engineering, India, 2013.
Inspire Faculty Excellence Award, Infosys Technologies, India, 2012, 2013.

Editorships: 

Associate Editor, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Professional Associations: 

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Service: 

Professional Development Committee, Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate College, Arizona State University.
Diversity Co-chair, Student Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2018-2019.