On November 26-27, 2015, more than one thousand delegates gathered to attend the 14th China International Distance Education Conference. The theme of the conference was "The Learning Revolution: Making Breakthroughs and Gaining Higher Ground".
The First National Traditional Culture Enters into the Communities Micro Video Contest concluded in Xiamen on November 17, 2015, with 5 first prize, 10 second prize, and 15 third prize awards.
“Undoubtedly, this is very beneficial for the learners!”Vice President of the Open University of China(OUC), Li Linshu,could not contain his excitement upon seeing that individual learning accounts,a credit accumulation system, continuing education, and lifelong learning channels were written into the“Thirteenth Five－Year Plan.”
According to the spirit of the document “Notice on Carrying Out Teaching Inspection for Open Education in 2015” (OUC Evaluation, No. 4 ,2015) and based on the comprehensive self-examination recently organized by the OUC’s Experimental School in its affiliated units, from November 6th to 18th, 2015, Vice Presidents of the OUC Li Ling and Yan Bing led a team to conduct field teaching examination and research for Nanhai Experimental School, Taiyuan Experimental School, and Wantong Auto Learning Centre.
Recently, 363 workers from Guangdong Esquel Textile Co., Ltd. stepped onto the campus of the Open University of China (OUC)’s Guangzhou Branch and became beneficiaries of the OUC’s Assistance Plan, a new model of education and training.
On November 15-17, 2015, MOE Research and Training Centre for Community Education (hereinafter referred to as the Centre) held a seminar on promoting the community education teaching model and construction of the community education experiment centre (base) in Xiamen.
On October 23, 2015, in a letter released by the Finance Division of the Ministry of Education (MOE), it was announced that the project Construction of a Cloud Service Platform and Support System for Digital Learning Resources of the Open University of China (OUC) had won financial support from a special Ministry of Finance (MOF) fund created to support the development of the cultural industry. The amount of funding, valued at RMB 12 million, has been put in place.
On September 25, 2015, the “Distance Education Seminar,” sponsored by the Education Research Institute of the Open University of China (OUC), was held in Beijing. President Yang Zhijian and Vice President Zhang Shaogang attended the meeting and delivered speeches.