The 2012 National Teacher Training Programme, undertaken by Gansu RTVU to provide distance training to backbone primary and secondary school teachers in rural areas of Gansu Province, has already been launched. Recently Gansu RTVU has held training classes for 476 teachers. After completing their training,

After 6 years of construction, the Zhejiang RTVU Distance Lab began trial operations this spring. Currently it hosts over 200 experimental projects, which provide practical teaching services for over 80 courses.

 

Recently, the first Micro-course Teaching Competition held by Fujian RTVU came to an end. Seventeen RTVU teachers from across Fujian province demonstrated their skills in the final competition and were awarded first, second and third prizes.

This competition required

On September 22, 2012, a plainly dressed grey-haired gentleman appeared at the opening ceremony of Weiyuan Radio and TV University (RTVU). Those in attendance were surprised to see an elderly person at the ceremony, but the gentleman himself appeared extremely calm and listened intently to

On September 2, at the London Paralympics Men’s 50m Freestyle S11 Final, Yang Bozun, a student from the Tianjin RTVU School for the Disabled, won the gold medal and broke the world record with a performance of 25″27. On September 3, at the Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB11 Final, he won his second Paralympic gold with a performance of 1′10″11,

The first free computer training class given to senior citizens by Zhejiang RTVU came to an end yesterday. The training programme lasted nearly a month, and 55 seniors from 24 Hangzhou communities averaged 66 years old received the training. Qiu Guoqian, the oldest student, is already 81 years of age.

On September 9th, Shenzhen Radio and TV University saw the intake of another 6,485 students for this year’s autumn semester. The university indicates that one out of four college students in Shenzhen is engaged in its open education programme.

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