Inspired 22 features, for the first time, a full-length academic essay entitled “A Contextualization-Generalization-Recontextualization Cycle in Open and Distance Education Theory Building and Application: A Cultural Perspective” by Prof Insung Jung. Shorter pieces include “Artificial Intelligence for Open Universities in Asia” by our regular columnist, Prof Junhong Xiao, a meditation on “Interdisciplinarity in OUM’s Strategic Research Alliances” by Prof Datuk Dr Tajudin Md Ninggal and Dr Md Rosli Ismail, and a conversation with Dr Aras Bozkurt titled “Artificial Intelligence in Education as an Extension of Human Cognitive Processes”. The issue is thematically unified by the missive by OUM’s President/Vice-Chancellor titled “Where Knowledge Grows”.