The China International Distance Education Conference 2018 kicked off in Beijing on 1 November 2018.

From 9-12 October 2018, Shandong Radio & TV University (Shandong RTVU) held the fourth session of open education teacher certificate training in Jinan, Shandong Province. The training aimed to further enhance the construction of a team of open education teachers in the Shandong RTVU system, comprehensively improve the quality of open education, and create a reserve of professional teachers for the construction of the university.

On 20 October 2018, an expert panel review meeting for the professional cultivation plan for marine technology of Shandong Radio and TV University (Shandong RTVU) was held at Qingdao Radio & TV University (Qingdao RTVU).

The launch ceremony of Lifelong Learning for All Week in Tiantai County’s Jietou Township was held recently at the Cultural Auditorium of Zheqiu Village. Zhejiang Radio and TV University (Zhejiang RTVU) donated books to the village and made the learning network accessible.

On 19 October 2018, the “Educational Enhancement Project for Rural Cadres” based on the Ministry of Education’s “One College Student Per Village Programme” was officially launched across Shanxi province. The launching ceremony was held at Shanxi Radio & TV University (Shanxi RTVU) and ceremonies for the sub-venues were held at RTVU branch schools at the municipal level.

With the internship period is coming, Zhu Jun, a senior high school student in the numerical control major at Jinyun Secondary Vocational School in Lishui, Zhejiang Province, is full of hope for the future. Not long ago, he signed an agreement with three parties, meaning that he can be both employed and go to college.

In order to strengthen the construction of a community education teaching team within the organisational system of the Open University of China (OUC), promote the professional development of community educators, and increase cohesion within the system, the OUC held an advanced seminar for backbone community teachers in Beijing. A total of 37 front line backbone community education teachers from OUC branches in Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, and Yunnan participated into the seminar.

A signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation between the Open University of China (OUC) and Anhui Xinhua Education Group was held at the OUC on the morning of 1 November 2018. Liu Chen, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the OUC, and Xu Shaobing, executive vice president of Anhui Xinhua Education Group, signed the Strategic Cooperation Agreement on behalf of the two sides respectively.