The Symposium on Open and Innovative Education, created by the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), aims to bring together scholars in the field of open and innovative education from all over the world to solve outstanding problems, exchange scientific research views, and explore cooperation methods.

The Open University of China (OUC), Korea National Open University (KNOU), and the Open University of Japan (OUJ) launched the KNOU-OUC-OUJ International Seminar in 2009. The first seminar was held in South Korea, and participants from the OUC, OUJ, and KNOU held in-depth discussions on the theme of "Innovation in Educational Practices in Open Universities.”

In June 2015, China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU) Press published and distributed the first book in the Case Studies on World Open Universities series, A Study on Korea National Open University. Case Studies on World Open Universities is a national key book publication planning project of the Open University of China (OUC) as part of its 12th Five Year Plan.

Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA) was founded in 1977. The third largest distance university in Spain approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education and recognised by the EU, UDMA offers open and distance learning for students at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.

On the 22nd of October, 2013, the OUC signed a cooperative letter of intent with the Academic Partnership International (API).

The online tutor training programme has three initial three modules, Online Course Design, Learner Support, and Tutoring Online, all of which are taught online.