Shi Min has been trained as a research psychologist, specializing in experimental psychology, quantitative analysis, psycholinguistics, bilingual language and literacyacquisition, and neuropsychology. She has collaborated with computer scientists, neurologists, speech therapists, and had been heavily involved in developing vocabulary assessment for bilingual population, cognitive and linguistic testing and intervention for elderly and clients with brain insult. For her PhD project in OU, she is investigating discursive practices to achieve dialogic learning and online deliberation in MOOC discussions with corpus-assisted discourse analysis. She also has used learning analytics method to unpack and visualize different types of posts, threads and posting behaviours. Besides her two supervisors in IET, her main supervisor is Dr Caroline Tagg from WELS. Before joining OU, she worked in an information service company, Dow Jones as a content analyst in charge of curating newsletters tailored to clients' industry, media analysis, and content curations for the company database, Factiva.








OWL (Open World Learning) 2015 - 2020


Conference Presentation

17th September 2018

Conference Presentation

14th June 2018

Linguistic Resources for facilitating the Discussion Forums in MOOCs

The 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Conference Malta


13th March 2017