Dr Yi-Shan Tsai

Research Associate (SHEILA)

Yi-Shan Tsai is a research associate in the Centre for Research in Digital Education in the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. She holds a PhD and an MPhil degree in Education from the University of Cambridge. She is a co-investigator of a cross-European project – SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics) and a member of the Learning Analytics Policy Task Group at the University of Edinburgh. Her current research focuses on policy and strategy formation for learning analytics in higher education. She has substantial experience conducting focus groups and interviews with participants of various age groups, and analysing data using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Her other research interests include reader response, popular cultural reading, visual texts and media, learning and teaching support, and educational research methods. Prior to joining the digital education research group at the University of Edinburgh, she worked as an educational researcher into popular cultural texts and picturebooks, an editor, a primary school teacher, and a biography writer.

Email:  yi-shan.tsai@ed.ac.uk

Call on: 0131 651 6243

Or write/visit here:
Room 4.18, St John's Land
The Moray House School of Education
The University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Scotland, UK



This project will build local capacity in Latin America to design and implement quality learning analytics.


Implementing blended learning in European universities.


A policy agenda for learning analytics in European higher education.