The Open University of China (OUC) held a teaching and scientific research conference, the third of its kind, from 23-24 November 2021. The conference, which aimed to thoroughly study and implement the spirit of General Xi Jinping’s important speech on July 1, carry out the requirements of documents including the OUC Comprehensive Reform Plan e and the OUC 14th Five-year Plan Development Plan, promote the implementation of an innovation-driven development strategy, build a scientific research innovation system, and enhance the ability of scientific research innovation, was conducted via on-site meeting and online live broadcast.

On 19 November 2021, the Department of Teacher Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE) held a meeting to promote the Wei County (Hebei) Pilot Project for AI-assisted Teaching Teams & "Two-teacher Class" reforms at the Open University of China (OUC).

On 24 November 2011, a symposium was hosted by the Scientific Research Office of the Open University of China (OUC) and organised by the Faculty of Agroforestry and Medicine (Rural Revitalisation College).

Following OUC Academic Committee Regulations, the sub-committee of Culture, History, Philosophy and Arts of the Third Academic Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) held its first plenary meeting of the year on 23 November 2021 in order to strengthen its construction and boost development of the majors.

A general opening ceremony for the 2021 National Lifelong Learning Activity Week was held on the morning of 23 November 2021 by means of video conference at a “main venue” located in the Ministry of Education plus37 branch venues.

In October 2021, a book published by the Open University of China Press (OUC Press) entitled Beyond Distance Education: Cutting-Edge Perspectives on the Future of Global Open Universities received a lot of attention from higher education institutions in the UK and has been added to the libraries of several universities.

On 19 November 2021, Song Lei, deputy director of the Department of Teacher Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE), led a delegation to the Open University of China (OUC) to investigate the work of the OUC School of Teacher Training.  Hu Yang, director of the Department of External Education and Training (Community Centre), its deputy director, Lyu Qian, and heads of relevant departments attended the symposium, which was presided over by Hu Yang.  

On the Weigongcun campus of the Open University of China (OUC), ID cards have been replaced by QR codes; teachers use mobile apps or computers for their teaching or office work; VR (virtual reality) headsets are available in the VR lab; and holographic technology allows a teacher to “project” remotely into a classroom.