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Centre of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (InTeL)

The Centre of Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the website for the Centre of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (InTeL). InTeL is a research centre at The Open University Business and Law Schools. The centre provides leadership for research, scholarship and quality enhancement in responsible management and law education. Research in this area is vital to renewing and developing our pedagogy, keeping the OU Business and Law Schools at the cutting edge, globally, of creating and delivering blended learning using a wide variety of media.

InTeL is committed to the following values, aligned to The Open University’s over-arching values of being innovative, inclusive and responsive:

  • Innovation

Aiming at continuous improvement through building new theory, exploring new approaches and applying new technologies.

  • Openness

Creating an inclusive space for The Open University Business and Law School’s community, other education and training professionals, learners, employers and other stakeholders to engage with the frontiers of professional pedagogy.

  • Rigour

Complementing experiment and playfulness with critical evaluation and appraisal of pedagogical innovations.

  • Relevance

Bringing the fruits of high-quality scholarship and research to learning and teaching practice in order to improve outcomes for learners.


Dr Terry O’Sullivan
Dr Kristen Reid

InTeL Directors