I.  Learner composition

By the end of 2013, there were 3.6763 million active students in the Open University of China (OUC), accounting for 10.37% of active students in universities and junior colleges in China’s higher education sector (including regular institutions of higher education, adult education and online education); the total enrollment of 2013 was 1.088876 million students, accounting for 9.64% of active students (11.292355 million) in universities and junior colleges of China’s higher education sector (including regular institutions of higher education, adult education and online education).

A Guide to Quality in Post-Traditional Online Higher Education in Chinese and English versions, developed with the investment of authoritative American educational institutions and jointly created by international higher education experts and online learning experts, were launched synchronously. The Chinese version of the book was published by the Open University of China (OUC, aka China Central Radio and TV University, CCRTVU) Press in cooperation with DeTao Master Heritures.

There are few opportunities for learners and tutors to meet during the distance teaching process, so it is natural that learners may feel loneliness of a lack of emotional contact. Tutors at distant education colleges and universities are responsible for providing students with a greater degree of care, learner support and other services. Student activities are an important part of non-academic support services, offering distant learners emotional support, and a space to communicate and interact.

From April 8th to 12th of 2014, the seminar and training on the operation and management of community education by the MOE Research & Training Centre for Community Education was held in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. More than 40 people from Taiwan Open University, specialists in community education from Communication University of China, and community education workers from 21 units within the Radio and TV University (RTVU) system attended. 

On the five-minute lecture website of the Open University of China (OUC), a micro lecture series entitled “Li Ping’s Modern Literature Appreciation” presented by Professor Li Ping, is very popular and has won a great deal of praise. On the afternoon of April 2, the OUC Digital Learning Resources Centre organized a seminar on the micro lecture series entitled “Li Ping’s Modern Literature Appreciation”, summarizing the creation of the micro lectures and inviting various parties to discuss ways to promote the construction of high-quality micro lectures. 

“A university on the cloud is a university that is mainly supported by cloud technology”, said Yang Zhijian, President of the Open University of China (OUC), during “Cloud China 2014”.

The selection of the “Seventh Beijing Teaching Achievement Awards for Higher Education” held jointly by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, and Beijing Finance Burean recently announced that among the eight results provided for evaluation by the OUC,