Joint DER/Faculty of IT seminar on ethics and transparency in Learning Analytics

Joint DER/Faculty of IT seminar on ethics and transparency in Learning Analytics


For the first time, DER and FIT organise a joint seminar on the theme of ethics and transparency in Learning Analytics:

A Matter of Trust: Learning Analytics from the Perspectives of Teachers and Students

Monday 26th August 2019 | 3pm to 4pm | room 3.51 | third floor of the Learning and Teaching building | Clayton Campus


How do we balance the interests and concerns about learning analytics among a wide range of stakeholders, particularly students, teachers, and institutional leaders? This seminar will explore prominent issues related to privacy and ethics from the perspectives of students and teachers in the context of learning analytics, and discuss the role of policy in developing institutional sensitivity to the human factors that can both be detrimental barriers and success enablers of learning analytics.

Speaker: Dr Yi-Shan Tsai

Yi-Shan Tsai is a research associate at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, with an affiliation to the Centre for Research in Digital Education. Her research interests range from learning analytics and digital storytelling to reading cultures and multimodal texts. She currently works on two large multinational research projects on learning analytics and blended learning in collaboration with 11 different institutional partners in Europe and Latin America. Prior to this, she took the lead on a large learning analytics project involving 6 European institutional partners and investigated social and cultural factors that influence institutional adoption of learning analytics. Yi-Shan is currently an executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).