Education for older adults is an important part of the construction of a learning society, playing a role in the enhancement of the ideological and cultural quality of China.

On December 15, 2015, an online meeting regarding spring 2016 student recruitment for the Open University of China (OUC) was held at Wukesong Distance Conference Centre.

The 2015 China Educator Annual Meeting & China Good Education Grand Ceremony recently took place at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Qin Junling, Vice President of the OUC School of Tibet, was awarded "2015 China Teacher of the Year." She is reportedly the first teacher in Tibet to win the award.

In accordance with the OUC and Tibet University’s agreement to jointly build an OUC School of Tibet during the “12th Five-Year Plan,” the OUC has recently begun developing five courses to assist the School of Tibet.

On December 5-6, 2015, a delegation of nine people from the human physiology course teaching team of the Open University of China (OUC) visited Bingtuan Radio & TV University (Bingtuan RTVU) to investigate the construction of the online teaching team.

The Open University of China issued a notice (OUC [2015] No. 2) declaring the results of an essay activity with the themes of "My Teaching Story" and "My Learning Story." For the theme "My Learning Story," three essays were awarded first prize, five awarded second prize, ten awarded third prize, and ten awarded the prize of excellence.

The first microfilm produced by Gansu Radio and Television University (Gansu RTVU)focusing on higher education for the disabled, called “A Wing of the Heart”, recently won awards for promotion activities and selected as an original network-based audio-visual programme for the "2015 China Dream," which is part of the content construction project supporting network-based audio-visual programmes of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). The film is currently being aired on all of the major video broadcasting platforms across the country.

On December 3-4, 2015, the OUC's Learning Resources Development & Library Working Seminar was held in Beijing. The seminar focused on how to promote both learning resources development and their application, centred around each course and guided by the demands of the learners.