Positive progress has been made in the research and development of the OUC online platform. The development of the basic framework of the platform has been completed and a pilot version will be presented in this May.
In line with the OUC Development Scheme, the online platform under construction
On April 14, 2011, the Open University of China （OUC） and the OUC School of Tibet co-organized the training of volunteers for the OUC's Action Plan to Support Tibet with Voluntary Online Teaching through a real time conference system, which marked the start of the project.
Open education altogether recruited 467,000 students in the spring of 2011, 130,000 to undergraduate programmes and 337,000 to diploma programmes. Enrolment has increased by 9% on last year and represents the largest number in the history of spring recruitment.
Spring recruitment of open education in the OUC was launched on December 3, 2010, involving 92 programmes (including 26 undergraduate programmes starting from the completion of diploma education, 48 diploma programmes and 18 the One-College-Student-for-One-Village Programme),
The OUC recently launched its Annual OUC Scholarship pilot project for 2010. The project will be expanded to 29 provincial radio and TV universities (PRTVUs). In addition to the existed "Field of Hope" Scholarship and the IET-Sunshine Scholarship, the OUC has this year started the Serving Soldier Scholarship.
The pilot units for the OUC scholarships of 2010 include
After a fair, open and widely recognized judgment process, the results of the Third Chinese Excellent Publication Awards came out on 13 September 2010, with the OUC-produced Common Knowledge of Chinese Culture, Common Knowledge of Chinese History and Common Knowledge of Chinese Geography winning.
The OUC has officially announced its 2009 scholarship results, with 3,068 students receiving an award. Among them, 2,529 students received the OUC scholarship; 439 students received the Field of Hope scholarship; and another 100 students won the IET-Sunshine scholarship.
The Field of Hope scholarship, which is part of the One-University-Student-For-One-Village initiative,
On May 25th 2010, Professor Richard Cornell, visited the Open University of China and gave an academic speech entitled "eLearning's Many Faces, Issues, and Potential" in the lecture hall of the library at the OUC.
Professor Richard Cornell is teaching at the University of Central Florida. He is the President of the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM http://www.icem-cime.org),
In the morning of April 28th 2010, the launching ceremony of strategic cooperation between the Open University of China Multimedia Press and the Beijing Language and Culture University Press was held in the conference center of Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). The Secretary of the Party Committee of the Open University of China (OUC), Yuan Zhiyong, and his counterpart from the BLCU, Wang Lujiang, attended the ceremony and unveiled the nameplate of the new co-established Publishing and Media Centre.