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.

In order to explore new models for e-learning and enhance teachers’ online teaching ability, in early 2008, the Open University of China(OUC,aka CCRTVU) and the Open University, UK (OUUK)jointly planned and developed the E-learning Educator Training programme.

On March 7, 2015, the China Distance Education Academic Forum (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) met to discuss the theme: "Distance Education: Responsibilities of Academic Journals" in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. The Forum was jointly hosted by Distance Education in China and Shenyang Radio and TV University (RTVU).

A new version of the "E-Learning Educator Training" course platform (http://etutor.ouchn.edu.cn/) has been officially released after several trials and improvements over the past year. The Research Institute of Open and Distance Education is in charge of the development issues, and the Information Technology Department provides technical support for the platform. Based on Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle), the platform is designed for the vast majority of teaching staff in the e-learning (distance learning) education sector, providing them with a learning platform of educational services. It is user-friendly, easy to operate, easy to modify and expand, and suitable for in-service personnel to use.