Institutions for higher education face today's challenges by using a digital learning environment that requires new teaching techniques, didactic models and methods. Universities should be able to account for their choices. This approach to digital, blended, and activated learning is a key characteristic of the OU.
Within the interdisciplinary research programme Innovating for resilience the research line 'Innovation in education' aims to improve higher and scientific education in general, and education of the OU in particular, by combining interdisciplinarity perspectives. Innovative research methods are encouraged and the research combines scientific and practical relevance. The emphasis is on collaboration, applicability and implementation.
The research program has four key research lines: