Dr Yi-Shan Tsai

Dr Yi-Shan Tsai


Yi-Shan Tsai is a lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology and a member of the Centre for Learning Analytics at Monash (CoLAM). Her current research aims to enhance learning, teaching, and educational environments with the adoption of digital and data technologies. In particular, she investigates social-technical issues and pedagogical implications around the use of data in education from multi-stakeholder perspectives. Her work in this area has informed policy development for learning analytics in

many higher education institutions and government institutions. The social-economic impacts of her work have been acknowledged widely, including the Learning Technology Research Project of the Year (The Association for Learning Technology) in 2019 and the Dean’s Award for Research Impact (Monash University) in 2021.

Yi-Shan is also interested in developing effective data-driven feedback and literacy based on educational theories and storytelling principles. As an interdisciplinary researcher, she has research expertise in areas including learning analytics, digital education, feedback, multimodal literacy, and reading cultures. She holds a PhD and an MPhil degree in Education from the University of Cambridge where she focused her research on children’s engagement with multimodal texts including picturebooks and comic books.

Yi-Shan Tsai is a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)(Advance HE) and an Honorary Fellow at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. She has served as an executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) since 2019. She is currently a Vice President of SoLAR and a co-Chair of the communication working group.

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