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.

Recently, a five-minute microlecture, "Birds and Nature", developed by the Open University of China (OUC), came first at the 9th Liangxi Popularisation of Forestry Science Awards.

Wang Gui, a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was born in October 1996 in Huanggang, Hubei Province.

About Yu Chunhe

Yu Chunhe began majoring in Administrative Management, a junior-college programme at the Siping division of the Jilin branch of the Open University of China(OUC), in autumn 2019.

About He Jianying:

He started working in October 2001, and became a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2019.

An opening ceremony to inaugurate Changchun Open University (Changchun OU) was held on 6 January 2021. Liu Xianghong, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission of the Open University of China (OUC), Jia Lina, deputy mayor of Changchun, and Zhan Gaofeng, deputy director of Jilin Provincial Department of Education, attended the ceremony.

On 6 November 2022, a ceremony for the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement on the transformation and development of Jilin Open University (Jilin OU), along with the official opening of the university, was held in Jilin Hotel, marking the official renaming of Jilin Radio and TV University (Jilin RTVU) as Jilin OU.

On 27 December 2020, the opening ceremony of Heilongjiang Open University (Heilongjiang OU) was held in Harbin, at which Heilongjiang Radio and TV University (Heilonjiang RTVU) was officially renamed as Heilongjiang OU.