Larissa Tijsterman is a graduate in English Language and Culture and currently undertakes a Research Master degree in Media Studies with specialisation in Information Science at the University of Amsterdam. She works for the IT for Education (ICTO) department at the Social Sciences department of the University of Amsterdam. Recurring themes in her work are learning analytics, digital learning environments and distant learning/MOOCs. Research fields in which Tijsterman takes an interest are Digital Humanities, Information and Archival Sciences. Tijsterman is also a member of the Charted Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the library and information association in the UK.