On April 25th, the first working meeting of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) was held through the president desktop system. The President of the OUC and the Director of the Quality Assurance Committee, Yang Zhijian, attended the meeting and addressed the participants. Members of the committee from the 44 branches and the university’s leaders attended the meeting.

On April 17, the 2014 TCSOL (short for “Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages”) Training of the Open University of China (the OUC) was officially launched in Wukesong distance teaching building. The first session of this training lasted six days, and was attended by almost 30 backbone teachers and teaching administrative staff from the Radio and TV Universities (RTVUs) of Heilongjiang, Jilin, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Chengdu, Gansu and other provinces, as well as other universities and colleges, many of whom had attended the 2013 OUC TCSOL Training.

In April 18, 2014, the discussion meeting of the Open University of China’s (OUC) “new industrial workers’ development and training assistance project” scheme was held in Xi’an. 50 people attended the meeting, including university leaders, directors of relevant departments, experts and professors from the OUC and several local Radio and TV Universities (RTVUs).

After three years of investigation and demonstrations, the Open University of China (the OUC) recently completed its examination and approved the professional project and development scheme for the junior college “Senior Services and Management” programme.

On October 21-23, 2014, the Open University of China (OUC) held the Seminar on the OUC Learner Support System Construction in Changsha City, Hunan Province, to explore the structure of the OUC learner support system construction, to make the online teaching process practical, and to improve online teaching quality.

A Symposium on Education for older adults by the Open University of China (OUC) was held on October 25-26, 2014 in Chengdu, China. The symposium focused on how to respond to the Ministry of Education, who is leading a special campaign on investigation and research tasks related to the National Development Plan on the Education for Older Adults (2016-2020), and discussed relevant topics on the planned subject of “Study of Education for Older Adults” for the OUC from 2012-2014.

With a topic of “Depth, Optimization, and Intensification — The Reform and Development of International Chinese Teachers’ Training,” The Fourth International Chinese Teacher Training Forum was held at the Open University of China (OUC) on October 24 and 25.

 

From September 18 to 20, 2014, the Open University of China (OUC) held the Open Online Course Development and Operation Seminar and First Sino-Norwegian Senior Seminar on MOOC. 56 participants from 18 open universities and Radio and TV Universities (RTVUs), colleges/universities, education/training institutions, and education software companies nationwide attended the Seminar, with 52 of them successfully completing the seminar.