“Technology is like a money tree, whereas the absence of technology is as bare as a locust tree,” Luo Mingquan. a student who came to the teaching practice base for kiwi fruit cultivation of the Open University of China (OUC) in Jiangjun Village, Yuanba Township, Cangxi County, Sichuan Province, said jokingly to Yan Shugui, a local expert giving a live lecture on kiwi fruit pruning technology.
Recently, a book written by Shi Jinwen, Jiang Zhouling, and other writers from Guangxi Radio and TV University (Guangxi RTVU), Research on Poverty Alleviation through Education Using the Open University as an Example, was published by Thread-Binding Books Publishing House.
On 1 January, 2019, for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Open University of the UK (OU,UK), its Institute of Educational Technology, in conjunction with the Norwegian Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology, published "Innovating Pedagogy 2019", the seventh report of its kind (https://iet.open.ac.uk/file/innovating-agogy-2019.pdf). 10 teaching innovations were described in the report, including learning by play, learning with robots, decolonised learning, drone-based learning, learning through wonder, action learning, virtual studios, place-based learning, making thinking visible, and roots of empathy.
On 27 December 2018, Changchun Radio & TV University (Changchun RTVU) held a teaching-achievement exhibition for its School for Older Adults. Students, faculty and RTVU leadership gathered to witness the achievements of the year.
According to the Notice on the Decision of the Ministry of Education on Approving the 2018 Award-Winning Projects of the National Teaching Achievement Awards (Jiao Shi  No. 21) recently issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the project “The Systematic Construction of a National Credit Bank System for Vocational Education” led by vice president Li Linshu of the Open University of China (OUC) won first prize at the National Teaching Achievement Awards for Vocational Education, a historical breakthrough for the OUC.
In a recent evaluation of online open courses by the Ministry of Education (MOE), a total of 801 courses were recognised. One of these was the Android Smart Phone Programming course of Professor Wang Li of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Open University of China (OUC).
The Seventh International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2018) was held from 12-15 December 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, with the theme of “Educational Innovation through the Internet.” Yuan Wei, deputy director of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Open University of China (OUC), together with four other OUC delegates, attended the conference.
On 24 December, 2018, an exhibition called "Excellent Student Work from the Online Traditional Chinese Landscape-Painting Class", a National Arts Fund project sponsored by the Open University of China (OUC), kicked off a one-week run at the OUC Wukesong Campus. OUC leaders attended, including Party Committee secretary and president Yang Zhijian, who expressed interest in the integration of the project with the credit-banking system, and was impressed by the work on display.