Sun Fuwan graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, with a master's degree in the history of foreign philosophy in 1989. From September 1995 to July 1996, he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy, Peking University; from September 2001 to July 2002, he furthered his study in the School of Education, Beijing Normal University; from March to May in 2004, he received training on Efficient Learning Environments in Belgium; from September 2009 to January 2010, he was a visiting scholar in the Open University of the U.K. He is now a professor of the School of Education, The Open University of China. He has long been engaged in the research of distance education, teacher education and philosophy, and he has been the course leader for Introduction to Modern Teachers, Social Science Basics, and Introduction to Philosophy. His works include Introduction to Philosophy in Distance Education (published by the CCRTVU Press in 2007), Collection of Shabby Brooms (published by Capital Normal University Press in 2003), Words Discrimination in Distance Education (published by the CCRTVU Press in 2009), and Introduction to Distance Education (deputy chief-editor of the book, published by the CCRTVU Press in 2000). In addition, he has published several academic papers.