“China Distance Education Academic Forum”, hosted by the Open University of China (OUC) and co-sponsored by Heilongjiang Radio and TV University (RTVU), Jilin RTVU, Liaoning RTVU, and Distance Education in China magazine, was held in Harbin on 7 June 2014. Fourteen representatives participated in academic exchanges centred on the topic “construction of open universities and old industrial base revitalization in the northeast of China”.
The 2014 enrollment meeting of The Open University of China (OUC) was convened in Harbin on June 6. The meeting summarized the OUC's enrollment for the spring of 2014, outlined enrollment goals for the autumn of 2014, and summarized the preparation of “The assistance plan of training and development for new-type industrial workers” (“assistance plan” for short).
The 2014 appraisal and selection results of the Open University of China (OUC) have been compiled, and 33 courses from 15 branches and two discipline schools have been announced as receiving "excellent" status.
In order to further boost the curricula construction of the OUC, improve course and teaching resource quality, and promote the co-construction and sharing of high quality teaching resources, in April, the OUC officially began the appraisal and selection of "excellent" courses for 2014.
From June 25th to 27th, 2014, the Standing Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) Library Work Council and the digital library training conference held a joint meeting in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province. The theme of the conference was the strengthening of the construction of the OUC's system-wide library, building an operating mechanism for a perfect system, and improving the service level and practicality of the digital library.
On 1 July 2014, the construction of an Information Platform for the OUC Credit Bank was formally launched and is expected to be put into trial operation at the beginning of 2015.
The Information Platform for the OUC Credit Bank (hereinafter referred to as the “Information Platform”) is an important component of the digitization construction of the OUC, as well as one of the important infrastructure construction projects which make possible the accreditation, accumulation and transfer of learning outcomes.
On July 9, 2014, the Wukesong Campus of the Open University of China (OUC) was connected with Changdu Audio-Visual Centre via video through the OUC cloud classroom system. From that time forward, the distance training series has been made available to primary and middle school teachers in support of Tibetans in Tibet’s Changdu Prefecture via the Application of New Technologies in Education.
Recently, the OUC's electromechanical teaching workshop was convened in Tai’an, Shandong Province. Chen Ji, Vice President of Shandong RTVU, and Yuan Wei, Deputy Director of the School of Engineering of the OUC, together with more than 60 administrative employees and distinguished teachers from the electromechanical programme of the OUC’s branches and subsidiary learning centres attended the workshop.
The OUC's first legal forum, with the theme OUC Legal Education Research & Thinking, was held in Beijing on May 27, 2014, in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Department of Law. Doctor Yang Zhijian, President of the OUC and Vice Chairman of China’s Law Education Research Association, together with Mr. Li Ling, Vice President of the OUC, Mr. Yan Bing, Vice President of the OUC and Director of the Teachers’ Excellent Thesis Reviewing Committee of the legal curriculum, Mr. Zhang Shaogang, Vice President of the OUC, and Professor Han Jing, Director of the OUC Reviewing Committee for the Law Degree attended the forum.