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Partnerships in China

XuetangX Validation Partnership

XuetangX and The Open University launched their licensing and validation partnership in 2020.  XuetangX was founded as MOOC platform and has over 50 million learners in China and internationally.  It is delivering an MBA programme using content from the OU, for which students receive a validated OU award.

Consultancy and capacity building

For many years, The Open University has shared knowledge and resources with Higher Education Institutes across China.  We develop tailor-made solutions which help build local capability and capacity in delivering supported blended learning.

Consultancy and workshops are both in-country and UK-based; the styles and content of these training sessions are based on the needs of the specific partner and are bespoke to them.

Case Study - Jiangsu Open University

Jiangsu Open University (JSOU) is among one of the six provincial Open Universities in China. Since 2018 the Open University has worked with JSOU to develop their expertise in the areas of

  • Learning Design
  • Course Development
  • Tutoring Skills
  • Media production

JSOU has successfully embedded the expertise within their curriculum, pedagogy and learning design.

OU launches world’s first Online Confucius Institute 英国开放大学网络孔子学院

The OU has launched the world’s first Online Confucius Institute (OCI) in partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). The new institute provides a range of opportunities for teachers, professionals, students and researchers to engage with Chinese language and cultures. Find out more about what the institute has to offer, from free learning materials, public talks, short courses and future events. You can visit the OCI website here

Other Partners

We’ve worked with HEIs throughout China, including Peking University of Distance Learning for Medical Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University Online Education and Continuing Education College, Open University of China, Beijing Open University, Shanghai Open University, Guangdong Open University, Sichuan Radio and Television University, Zhejiang Radio and Television University, Jiangxi Radio and Television University. 

More information

To learn more about about our products/services in China, please download our bilingual leaflets here:

 The learning design and course creation workshop

The learning design and course creation workshop

The LDCC Workshop has been specifically designed for the professional development of Chinese participants.

 Licensing and validation model

Licensing and validation model

By incorporating Open University licensed content, we can offer you the value added option of validating and accrediting your organisation enabling you to offer programmes leading to UK and Open University validated awards.

Licensing Open University content

Licensing Open University content

A Content Licensing partnership allows you to license high quality Open University learning materials to enhance and supplement new and existing curriculum.

The OpenSTEM labs

The OpenSTEM labs

The OpenSTEM Labs challenge the traditional STEM teaching model of students and tutors being collocated in a lab during ‘office hours’.

Licensing Open University content

Supporting capacity building

Learn how the OU collects data through online tools and uses data analytics to understand student behaviour.

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