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.

The Video Conference for the 2012 Annual Meeting and Credit Bank Programme of the OUC-TRU Joint Research Center was held on September 14, 2012. The main venue was in the OUC building for distance education.
 
At the conference, a report

In the 33 years since its establishment, China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU) has become an important component in China's higher education system, with a schooling system covering all of urban and rural areas in China. This "university without walls" has contributed 9.5 million graduates to the nation's economic growth and social development. On June 21, 2012, the Ministry of Education issued an official

On June 25, 2012, a 13-member delegation headed by Nils Usakovs, mayor of Riga, visited the Open University of China (OUC). Vice President Zhang Shaogang met with the delegation along with Director Yang Yongbo of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, Vice Director Li Fujia of the ChineseLanguageCenter, Vice Director Wang Ying of the Research Institute of Open and Distance Education and other OUC colleagues.

The 7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT7) was held May 25-27, 2012, at theHawaii Imin International Conference Center at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. The OUC Chinese Language Center attended the conference and presented a paper entitled "A Framework for Distance Chinese Education in the Cloud and Mobile Era", introducing the development philosophy and research achievements of the "MyEChinese Distance Chinese

From May 13 to May 16, a delegation led by OUC Vice President Zhang Shaogang visited Ecuador at the invitation of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ecuador. The delegation held talks with representatives from the Ecuador government and was briefed on the status of open and distance education in Ecuador.

 

On May 21, the inauguration ceremony for the Cloud Computing Application and E-Learning Laboratory co-established by the Open University of China (OUC) and Cisco Systems (China) was held at the OUC Wukesong Distance Education Building. In attendance were OUC President Yang Zhijian and Mr. Wim Elfrink, Cisco Systems Chief Globalisation Officer and Executive Vice President of Emerging Solutions, as well as other leading personnel from both organizations.