altShi Hongxing, associate professor, serves as the course leader for Database Application Technology, Fundamentals of Web Application Technology, and Webpage Design with Dreamweaver.

She was born in 1970, graduated from the School of Computer Science and Technology at Harbin Institute of Technology in 1992, and got her master's degree in Computer Technology Engineering from Beijing University of Technology. She is an associate professor at the OUC and has nine years' experience in teaching.

Major teaching materials to which she contributed include Exercises, Experiments and Examination Guidance for the Database System Course, published by Tsinghua University Press in 2003; Experiments for Fundamentals of Web Application Technology, published by the CCRTVU Press in 2005; Website Design Technology, published by the CCRTVU Press in 2003; Experiments for Computer Networking Technology, published by the CCRTVU Press in 2003; Introduction to E-business, published by Higher Education Press in 2002; Authorware Classical Programming, published by Tsinghua University Press in 2001; Multi-Media Software Design Course, published by Higher Education Press in 2002; Web Development Course, published by Higher Education Press in 2003.

In terms of scientific research, she was a major participant in the study of "Learning Assessment in Web-Based Open and Distance Education—Research and Implementation" (DKA 050165), a key project by the Ministry of Education included in the 10th Five-Year National Science Education Plan.

She participated in the research for "Study of China's System for Continuing Education in Advanced Engineering", a key project by the Ministry of Education in 2007.

She also participated in "Learning Assessment for Engineering Curriculums in Open and Distance Education—Research and Implementation", a key project by the Chinese Adult Education Association in 2007.

She has written 11 articles in a series on courseware design technology for the journal China Distance Education, and published a paper entitled "Virtual Laboratories in Distance Education".