Mamta Shah is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies program. Shah’s emphasis is on game-based learning and teacher education, and her professional work concentrates mainly on the integration of immersive and interdisciplinary digital technologies such as games in educational settings. She studies developing teacher competence in adopting digital technologies through situated professional development. Shah’s work also focuses on human cognition and learning through the development of models for technology use in classrooms and design of transformational educational experiences for aiding student knowledge construction.
Her dissertation is titled, “Preservice Teacher Education in Game-Based Learning-Cultivating Knowledge and Skills for Integrating Digital Games in K-12 Classrooms.”
Shah is currently an adjunct professor in Drexel University’s graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs, and in the online M.S. in Learning Technologies and Teacher Education programs.
“I greatly value the encouragement and guidance that I received to build my proficiency as an emerging scholar in terms of teaching and research opportunities, presenting at premier conferences and authoring journal articles, networking with leading scholars, and mentoring students,” Shah says.