Research and development
Most members of the academic staff of the Open Universiteit are engaged in some form of research and development.
Educational sciences and technology
One category of research focuses specifically on educational technology, i.e. the use of innovative methods and technologies at Open Universiteit and other institutions of higher education. Most of this research takes place in the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CELSTEC). CELSTEC research is focused on educational innovation and technology. The projects are directed towards competency-based learning in higher education, using educational technology. The activities in the field of R&D are structured in three programmes:
- Learning & Cognition
- Learning Networks for Professional Development
- Learning Media
CELSTEC is also responsible for evaluation research within the Open Universiteit.
The programmes are periodically revised and actualised, following worldwide developments. CELSTEC collaborates with other institutions for higher education, with institutions for adult education, companies and governments. CELSTEC participates in European and other projects in the field of innovation of education.
Subject Specific Research
The other category is subject-specific research carried out by members of the various schools.