Research & Theory
President Elect

Feng-Ru Sheu
Kent State University


Dr. Feng-Ru Sheu is an Assistant Professor and Instructional Design Librarian in University Libraries at Kent State University. She earned her masterís degree in Library Science and PhD degree (double major) in Instructional Systems Technology and Curriculum Studies at Indiana University.

Her research interests include the application of learning theories (i.e., game-based learning, problem-based learning) and innovative technology (i.e. wearable technology, sensor-based technology, etc.) to enhance learning, usability, and human performance.  Moreover, she is exploring innovative methods for instructional design, specifically using eye tracking and EEG technology for better understanding usersí experiences. She received the Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in 2017. Sheu also advocates for open education. She was a recipient of the 2015 Open Educational Resource (OER) research fellowship, and the 2017 Design with Open Educational Resources (DOER) fellowship by the Open Education Group. Her research in this area focuses on the effectiveness of open pedagogy and the impact of OER, and on making higher education more accessible and affordable for students.

A word from Feng-Ru:

As a life member of AECT, I have been actively involved with AECT in various roles, including award reviewer (RTD & DDL), conference paper reviewer (for DDL, D&D, RTD), the early career symposium coordinator (RTD), webinar coordinator (RTD), volunteer on AECT related activities as needed. All of these experiences have provided me with opportunities to grow and assist (board) members on division activities. I would like to continue my service to the division as the president-elect. It would be an honor to work with everyone in RTD in this exciting new role. Thank you for your consideration.


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