The Chinese nation is one of the nations in the world that attaches the greatest importance to education. Ancient education in China can be traced back to very early times. Every kind and level of school was already regularized and institutionalized from the central government to the local authorities, and of these the highest educational institutions established in the capital city received the greatest attention. So what is the name of the highest education institution in ancient China?

I. Serving agriculture, rural development, and farmers is the top priority.

Hunan is a province with a large population mainly engaged in agriculture. Of its population numbering 67.372 million, 50.7% are farmers. As far as Hunan’s future is concerned, the focus is on rural development, the foundation is agriculture, and the key is farmers.

In 2012, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have sparked great interest worldwide as an irresistible development trend. Renowned national and international universities and educational institutions set out to study and develop MOOC platforms one after another. Cooperation was carried out in the development of courses and platforms, in the mutual accreditation of certificates, and in credit transfer, and achievements were shared. MOOCs have brought great changes to online education and even traditional education.

If you are a distance education professional or an online learner; if you hope to improve your English ability and level in the area of distance education; if you wish to enjoy barrier-free communication and discussions with your international peers, then this course is exactly made for you. In this course, you will be immersed in a pure English environment to learn practical skills in English writing, reading and speaking relevant to distance education, whilst greatly improving your ability to use English skillfully in this field.

Online Education Research is a series of online training courses oriented towards researchers, scientific research administrators and online students etc. in the area of open and distance education as well as for regular universities and colleges.

Are you pleased with the convenience and freedom of the Internet?

Are you ever confused by the social chaos created by the Internet?

Do you want to be a leader in the Internet field?

Have you seen WIFI signs in public places such as cafés and restaurants?

Have you noticed people tapping away on their mobile phones on the subway and buses?

Do you know the famous saying “the furthest distance is when I am watching you but you are watching your cellphone”?

"Online Course Design" is one of a series of training courses oriented towards e-learning educators,jointly developed by the Open University of China (OUC) and the Open University, UK (OUUK). After only seven weeks of online learning, the course helps learners learn the basics of online course design, including designing a well-targeted, unique online course based on the learning experience of their students, so as to better respond to the challenge of online education.