On Oct. 9, 2014, in order to further enhance the quality of online course building, identify the significance of the trial operation of the online course, clarify procedures for the work, and to promote the nationwide trial operation of the online course in the autumn of 2014, the Open University of China (OUC) held a work summary and seminar on the building and trial operation of the online course during the spring of 2014.
On September 22, 2014, the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation, Mr. Wang Mingang, visited The Open University of China (OUC). The Party Secretary of the OUC Li Ling, Vice President of the OUC Liu Chen, and relevant department heads held a discussion with Wang Mingang about the cooperation between Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation and the OUC.
On 2 September 2014, a teacher discussion and training meeting for the autumn semester of 2014 was held in Beijing Experimental School. The meeting summarized the implementation of teaching strategies from the spring semester of 2014, and outlined teaching objectives for the autumn semester of 2014 and current state of progress. Tutors, teaching staff, and tutoring directors of Beijing Experimental School attended the meeting.
During the celebration of the 30th annual Teachers’ Day, the Ministry of Education, in harmony with “Decision on Honoring Excellent Teachers and Excellent Educators in the Nation” (Department of Personnel, MOE, No. 3 ), announced 1,798 "excellent" teachers and 200 "excellent" educators who had been selected to receive this national honor for 2014.
According to “MOE’s Decision about Approving 2014 Award Winning Projects of State-level Teaching Achievement” (No. 8, Teachers, 2014), two of the OUC’s teaching projects have won state-level awards. According to the terms set forth in the “Regulation on Teaching Achievement Awards” published by the State Council, a total of 1,320 projects have been approved in 2014 by the State Council to win state-level teaching achievement awards, among which five projects were evaluated as worthy of special awards for state-level teaching achievements, 148 were awarded first prizes, and 1,167 awarded second prizes.
On 24 September 2014, Beijing Educational Evaluation Institute visited the Open University of China (OUC) to conduct a survey. The survey aims to assess the development and construction situation since the establishment of the OUC was approved by the State; investigate if the current running mechanism can guarantee the overall operation of the OUC and meet the need for undergraduate teaching; and find out if there is an institutional guarantee for the OUC’s orientation.
The development and operation of the online courses and the 1st Sino-Norwegian High-level Seminar on MOOC was held in Beijing on September 18-20, 2014.
The seminar was jointly organized by the Research and Development Centre for Technology Integration and the Application of Digital Learning, the Ministry of Education and the Training Centre of the Open University of China (OUC).
On 29 August 2014, a Workshop on the Application of Standards for Learning Outcomes Accreditation of the Credit Bank of the OUC was held in Beijing. At the workshop the experience in formulating the accreditation standards was summarized , and the standard accreditation models were further identified , including "Course sharing and mutual credit recognition", "Dual-certificate integration" and the "Construction of a lifelong learning pathway”.