To enhance their grasp of information technology and ability to integrate it into their teaching, the Open University of China (OUC) provided its teachers an information-technology workshop on 17 May 2022. Professor Chen Jiang of the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science of Peking University, and a trainer in its Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, lectured at the event.
On 13 May 2022, the Agroforestry and Medicine Sub-committee of the Academic Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) held an online forum for doctors entitled "How to Develop Research in Agroforestry and Medicine at Open Universities".
On 16 May 2022, the Open University of China (OUC) held a second seminar to discuss the construction of adult education discipline projects that are entrusted by the OUC to external institutions.
On 27 April 2022, the Academic Committee for the Humanities, History, Philosophy and Art, together with the Faculty of Humanities of the Open University of China (OUC), held an "Online Art-education and Research Workshop", aiming to implement the requirements of the OUC Academic Committee for promoting the research of teachers, and cultivate teaching and research teams for the disciplines of Humanities, History, Philosophy and Art.
In order to enhance the Management Sub-committee of the Academic Committee of the Open University of China (OUC), promote construction of Management-related majors and discipline research at the OUC, and promote collaboration and innovation among high-level research teams, the sub-committee launched academic activities themed "Empower a future led by academic capacities" on 21 April 2022.
On 7 April 2022, the Open University of China (OUC) held a seminar to discuss the construction of its featured disciplines. Fan Xianrui, vice president of the OUC, attended the meeting and gave a speech.
With the rapid development of online education, it is an important and urgent task to improve the online education and teaching ability of college teachers. It is of great significance to deepen research in terms of implementing the fundamental task of fostering virtue through education, improving college teachers’ professional online teaching ability, establishing high-quality teaching teams in colleges and universities, and promoting the quality improvement of education and teaching in institutions of higher education.
On 8 January 2021, the Institute of Educational Technology of the Open University (OUUK) and the Artificial Intelligence and Human Languages Lab of Beijing Foreign Studies University jointly published the ninth report on innovating pedagogy, namely, Innovating Pedagogy 2021. This year’s report proposes 10 innovations in pedagogy: best learning moments; enriched realities; gratitude as pedagogy; using chatbots in learning; equity-oriented pedagogy; hip-hop based education; student co-created teaching; telecollaboration for language learning; evidence-based teaching; and corpus-based pedagogy.