On April 27, classes began at "Prosperity Night School", a school jointly established by Guangxi Radio and TV University (Guangxi RTVU) and Jintang Village in Daxin County.

Jintang Village is a poor village in the autonomous region along the China-Vietnam border. Recently, a communist official from Guangxi RTVU was assigned to Jintang to serve as the first secretary of the village party committee. Guangxi RTVU and Jintang Village used this opportunity to establish a new form of poverty relief, leveraging Guangxi RTVU's expertise in distance education to establish "Prosperity Night School". By providing technical training and information on agriculture and raising livestock, the school seeks to eliminate poverty through education, address the villagers' longstanding lack of agricultural know-how and help the village progress towards prosperity.

On the eve of the inauguration of the school, Guangxi RTVU delivered 10 sets of computers and desks to the school and sent technicians to install the computers and connect them to the Internet. The school will offer courses appropriate to the needs of the local economy and will teach villagers to use appropriate policies and technologies through diverse methods such as distance teaching, book rooms and inviting agricultural experts for on-site lectures. Villagers can make use of their spare time in the evenings to study without neglecting farm work.

There are plans to expand "Prosperity Night School" to cover 37 poor villages in the county within two years, and gradually expand further to all townships and villages.

 

By Guangxi RTVU

On March 20, 2012, 154 trainees completed the WIDE World online professional development programme named "Teaching for Understanding 1", jointly operated by Beijing Open University (Beijing OU) and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

WIDE World (Wide-scale Interactive Development for Educators) is a programme based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that converts the results of academic research by Gardner and other experts into web-based training courses for instructors.

 Education Without Discrimination 


Beijing Open University (BJOU) has long sought new ways to better share education resources and further communication and cooperation in education. Now, working together with Apple, Beijing OU has joined iTunesU, officially making course resources available via iTunesU.

This online release provides courses in nine different categories, with a total of 255 teaching videos, with the aim of expanding multimedia education and realizing Confucius's "Education Without Discrimination". The goal is to allow more people to participate in and enjoy study.

The resources can be accessed at: http://itunes.bjou.org

The awards ceremony for the second batch of Grass-Roots Level National Model RTVUs (Tutorial Centres) in China was held along with a forum on the development of local radio and TV universities (RTVUs) from the 26th to the 27th of September in Ningbo. A total of 54 radio and TV universities at county level and 34 radio and TV universities at prefecture and city level were awarded the "Grass-Roots Level National Model RTVUs (Tutorial Centre)" plaque.

Beijing Open University(BJOU) recently launched its Online Training Lab on the homepage of its online learning platform.

Some courses offered by the Open University of China place high demands on the students' operational ability. However, students have little access to the equipment and appliances needed to study those courses effectively. In order to solve this problem, the Training Lab has developed interactive

On 27 June 2010, Zhejiang Radio and TV University (ZJRTVU) held a ceremony to celebrate the establishment of its scholarship fund and its first awards. Mr. Jiang Zhou, an 81-year old retired cadre received a special scholarship from Mr. Fang Zhigang, president of ZJRTVU, on completing his undergraduate study in business English.

ZJRTVU'scholarship fund is an

The result of the one-year photography competition "Living Life Through China Radio and TV Universities" was announced recently with 78 works winning prizes, including 47 works by students and 31 by faculty members. Six provincial radio and TV universities (RTVUs) in Changchun, Harbin, Anhui, Guangdong, and Gansu won prizes for the competition's organization.

At 7:49 in the morning of Wednesday 14th April 2010, a 7.1-magnitude quake struck Yushu county of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province. The radio and TV universities (RTVUs) around the country were deeply saddened to hear of the disaster, and pulled all our strength together to provide support and assistance to Yushu Radio and TV University.