Auburn University at Montgomery (AL)
Xinyue Ren is an instructional designer for the Auburn University at Montgomery College of Business. She earned her doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in critical studies in education at Ohio University. Her research interests include course design and emerging technologies to improve educational equity in higher education. In the past few years, she has conducted research on the role of instructional designers in promoting the open educational resource (OER) movement and participated in an alternative textbook initiative to advocate the use of OERs in higher education.