Elle Yuan Wang is a Research Scientist at ASU EdPlus Action Lab. Her current projects center on assessing social and emotional leaning skillsets and predicting learner longitudinal career development in large-scale online learning environments. Specifically, her projects take a comprehensive approach by linking three sources of learner data: pre-course learner motivation, within-course learner engagement, as well as post-course development. Measurement of post-course development reflects both individual learner career development as well as advancement of communities of practice. Her recent publications can be seen in Journal of Online Learning and Teaching and Journal of Learning Analytics.
She obtained a Ph.D in Cognitive Sciences from Columbia University and has led various projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), America’s Seed Fund by NSF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has held numerous leadership positions in professional communities such as most recently the Industry and Innovation Chair for the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). Previously, she has held fellowship and positions with Mayor Bloomberg’s Office in New York, the Office of the President at Columbia University, Columbia Technology Ventures, and MTV Networks.