Areas of Expertise

Mathematics, Instructional Design, Emotional Presence, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, Technology Enhanced Learning, Instrument Development

Teaching Interests

Algebra, Calculus, Statistics, Mechanics, Instructional Design, Research Methods in Education


Janice Tan's research revolves around educational psychology and technology in higher education. Her interest areas include affective experience of learning in technology-enhanced environments, classroom social climate, and instrument development. She has developed and validated an Emotional Presence Scale to measure higher education learners’ experience of emotions in the learning process.

Representative Publications

Tan, S. E. (2023). Emotional presence as a cognitive appraisal process in higher education: Scale development and validation.  Issues in Educational Research, 33(1), 369-389.

Tan, S.E., & Sasao, T. (2020). Flipped learning in higher education: A critical review of the empirical literature on social climate factors. Educational Studies, 62, 63-77.

Jung, I., Garcia Mendoza, G. A., Fajardo, J. C., Figueroa Jr., R. B., & Tan, S. E. (2020). MOOCs in emerging APEC member economies: Trends, innovations, and impacts. In K. Zhang, C. J. Bonk, T. C. Reeves, & T. H. Reynolds (Eds.). (pp. 199-211). MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities.  NY: Routledge.

Figueroa Jr., R. B., Garcia Mendoza, G. A., Fajardo, J. C., Tan, S. E., Yassin, E., & Teo, H. T. (2020). Virtualizing a university campus tour: A pilot study on its usability, user experience, and perception. International Journal in Information Technology in Governance, Education, and Business, 2(1), 1-9.

Figueroa Jr., R. B., Fajardo, J. C., Tan, S. E., & Jung, I. (2020). Developing and evaluating a website as an OER for faculty development. International Journal on Open and Distance eLearning, 6(1), 15-24.


Ph.D. Education, International Christian University, Japan

M.S. Mathematics, University of Technology, Malaysia

B.S.Ed. Mathematics, University of Technology, Malaysia

Previous Appointments

Research Institute Assistant and Teaching Assistant at International Christian University, Japan (2016-2021)

Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) (2010-2012)

Program Coordinator and Lecturer at Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia (2006-2010)