On October 13, the 2014 Council Meeting of the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University was held at Henry Conference Center of Michigan State University. Via the video conferencing system, council members from China and America took part in the summit together to summarize the work completed in 2013 and 2014 and discuss their working plan for 2015.

The First Chinese-American Conference on E-Learning Resources was recently convened in Shengyang. The conference was held jointly by National Digital Learning Resources Centre, American Trivantis Company, Shengyang Radio and TV University (RTVU), and Enterprise and Education Research Centre of Peking University.

On the afternoon of August 29, 2014, a group of 3 delegates from Korea National Open University (KNOU) headed by Cho Namchul, President of KNOU, visited the Open University of China (OUC). Yang Zhijian, President of the OUC and Zhang Shaogang, Vice President of the OUC participated in the meeting.

 

The 8th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (the 8th TCLT) was held in Tufts University in Boston, United States, from June 6th to 8th of 2014. The subject of this conference was “Technology Literacy and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century”. The OUC sent representatives for the conference for which it was a sponsor.

In order to enhance the friendship between China and Pakistan and to promote the mutual development of the higher education in both countries, on 9 June, Prof. Ali Asghar Chishti, President of Allama Iqbal Open University of Pakistan, along with his party of two other persons, visited the Open University of China (OUC), and signed a cooperation agreement.

On June 24-27, 2014, the 2014 IACEE 14th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education was held at Stanford University in the United States. A 4-person delegation from the Open University of China (OUC), including Cui Lin from the School of Engineering, Wu Shuping from the Information Technology Department, and Wang Like and Yuan Ling from the Credit Bank Management Office attended the conference. They spoke at the conference and presented a poster. This is the OUC’s debut at the World Conference on Continuing Education since its establishment.

On April 28th and 29th of 2014, President of the Open University of China (OUC), Yang Zhijian, attended the ICDE's second Executive Committee Meeting in Oslo, Norway. At the same time, he also attended the “International workshop on policy for OER and less used languages”, where he also gave a discourse.

The training class “New Technology Application in Education” officially began on March 1. It was presented by the Research and Development Centre for the Integration and Application of Digital Learning Technologies (RDCIADLT), Ministry of Education, China, based in the Open University of China (OUC) in cooperation with Latina Lab of Oslo University College of Norway.