On March 25th, 2014, the annual academic meeting of Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS) was held in Beijing. Its purpose was the study and implementation of the ideals of the Third Plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, as well as to serve as an academic review of 2013's major research advancements.

The term new media refers to forms of media created by new technology systems. What are some examples of new media? What kind of development process have new media gone through with the rapid development of technologies today? What can we do to extend the application of new media and access to it?

An inauguration ceremony for the OUC Nanhai Experimental School was held on January 28, 2014. The School’s nameplate was unveiled by Yang Zhijian, President of the OUC

Yang emphasized that the Nanhai Experimental School is an important part of the OUC system. He hopes the School will actively explore the construction of a supporting system and educational digitization,

On the morning of January 21, 2014, the China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Distance Cup Press Conference was held to announce the result of the Top Ten News Events for 2013 Modern Distance Education in China. The 2013 Top Ten Hot Pilot Institutions of Higher Education for Modern Distance Education was also released. Executive Vice Secretary-General Li Defang

The opening ceremony of the Jiangxi Branch of the Open University of China (OUC) was held at Jiangxi Radio and TV University (RTVU) on December 27, 2013. Yang Zhijian, President of the OUC, and Shi Rongrong, Deputy Secretary of the Education Working Committee of Jiangxi Province and Secretary of Jiangxi RTVU Party Committee,  jointly inaugurated the branch.

The China Association for Educational Technology (CAET) 2013 Annual Conference, along with a seminar on The Construction of Digital Campuses and Massive Online Open Classes (MOOCs), was held in Haikou City a few days ago. The theme for this year’s annual conference was “Information Technology Deepening Enables the Balanced Regional Development of Education”.

On December 13, 2013, the inaugurated ceremony of Hainan Branch of the Open University of China (the OUC) was held in Hainan Radio and TV University (RTVU). Yang Zhijian, the President of the OUC, and Li Hongmei, the CPC Party Secretary of the Hainan RTVU unveiled the nameplate of Hainan Branch of the OUC.

On December 27, the Bayi School of the Open University (OUC) held its 2013 Press Conference on Military Distance Education. Director Zhang Yichen said that over 13 years, the Bayi School had helped over 160,000 noncommissioned officers achieved their college dream. Through its advanced teaching model, the OUC’s military distance education has gained the respect of the army’s noncommissioned officers.