One of the tasks the Open Universiteit has received from the Dutch government is to contribute to the innovation of Dutch higher education through research in the field of educational sciences. In her 30 year existence the university has become the expert in this field. Innovative education asks for domain specific expertise ánd expertise in the field of educational, information and communication technologies. Therefore next tot the domain specific research, research into educational sciences and educational technologies has a special place within the Open Universiteit.
The Welten Institute is the OU's Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology. Its research focuses on 'Learning and teaching in technology enhanced learning environments'.
Within this programme there are areas of interest:
Each faculty develops its domain-specific research programmes. This research is aimed at the following scientific domains:
- Educational Sciences (in collaboration with the Welten Institute)