With the rapid development of online learning in China, online learning practitioners are having to acquire a wider range of skills and qualities. The Open University, UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, sent Dr. Martin Smith to the Open University of China (OUC) for one month to help reform the project’s courses. Our reporter was honored to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Smith.

On May 9, 2013, the OUC and the Open University, UK (OUUK) signed a strategic cooperation memorandum in Beijing.

According to the memorandum, the two sides will explore the development of online distance education based

The Open University UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, has sent Dr. Martin Smith to the OUC for one month to participate in reforming

The three-day National Chinese Language Conference ended in Boston, US on April 9. At the conference, the learning resources of the MyEChinese international education distance teaching platform, produced by the OUC’s Chinese Language Center, attracted many participants.

A delegation including Dr. Wallace Pound, president of Florida Technical College, the college’s project manager in China, Dr. Shi Yuxun, and two others visited Shaanxi RTVU on March 14.

On March 6-11, 2013, OUC President Yang Zhijian led a delegation to participate in the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Spain's Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) and attend this year's first executive committee meeting of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).

On January 9, 2013, a delegation led by Professor Helge Hoivik of Oslo University College visited the Open University of China (OUC). As a result of in-depth discussions, the two sides have decided to cooperate closely in fields including distance education course development and the use of distance education in teacher training.

On December 17, 2012, Mr. Abhimanyu Singh, Director and Representative, UNESCO Beijing was invited to visit the OUC and give two speeches on “Open and Distance Learning: Global Trends and Prospects” and “The History and Development of Open and Distance Learning in India” at the OUC Open Forum.