On 17 December 2014, a team led by Vice President Zhang Hui of The Open University of China (OUC) went to the School of Tibet to carry out training in the application of the digital library in the Linzhi Learning Centre of the school. Teachers and staff members from the School of Tibet and the Linzhi Learning Centre took part in the training, which was the first application and promotion activity in the school initiated by the OUC as part of its “Year of Digital Library Promotion” event.

On December 15, 2014, academician Mr. Lin Qun from the Research Institute of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) paid a visit to the Open University of China (OUC) and engaged in a discussion on how to produce five minute calculus lecture. President Yang Zhijian of The Open University of China (OUC) presented Mr. Lin with a letter employing him as a member of the Technical Committee of the OUC Research and Development Centre for Digital Learning.

On November 19, 2014, a coordination meeting on the introduction and sharing of The Open University of China’s (OUC) library databases was held in Beijing. The theme of the conference was standardizing the mechanism for the introduction and sharing of the digital library databases in support of the growth of the OUC.

In order to discuss the implementation of the “Notice about Collecting Units to Join in the Construction of such Specialties as Software Engineering” (OUC School of Software [2014] No. 2) issued by School of Software of The Open University of China (OUC), the OUC held the School of Software professional seminar on November 20th of 2014.

November 28-29, 2014 marked the convening of the Teaching Workshop on Arts and Law Majors of The Open University of China (OUC) with the theme of building consensus to enhance cooperation in advancing the constructions of majors and disciplines throughout the OUC. Those attending the workshop included over 140 representatives from 40 local open universities and radio and television universities (RTVUs), as well as Wuhan University, the OUC’s Degree Cooperation Institute of Higher Education.

In order to further advance the experimental work of community education in the open university system, actively exploring the teaching model and ways of cooperating and sharing, and vigorously promoting the empirical study of community education in our country, on November 19-20, 2014, a work seminar of the Open University of China (OUC) Community Education Experiment Centre (Base) was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

On November 5, 2014, the 2nd Phase Co-Construction Work Meeting of the Cloud Classroom of The Open University of China (OUC) was held in Beijing, which marks full launch of the 2nd phase construction of the Cloud Classroom. In 2013 the OUC constructed the first 63 Cloud Classrooms on the western frontiers and in the economic developing areas covering over 40 prefecture-level cities of Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Guangxi and Guizhou, which facilitated greatly the carrying out of distance teaching, and brought high quality educational resources into the reach of students.

From October 27 to November 6, 2014, the OUC’s No. 1406 Senior Workshop for Backbone Teachers was held in Beijing. The workshop lasted for two weeks and marked the first time that the “One College Student Per Village” plan carried out training for professional backbone teachers in the system of the Open University of China (OUC). A total of 48 teachers from 27 provincial schools and teaching locations within the “One College Student Per Village” plan took part in the course and completed their study.