The Open University of China (OUC) recently hired as senior consultants Professor Hao Keming, member of the National Education Advisory Committee and leader of the Advisory Group for Building Lifelong Education Institutions, and Sir John Daniel, former president of Commonwealth of Learning and former vice chancellor of the Open University UK.

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.


During the 2012 National Lifelong Learning Week, the “Seminar on Reform and Development of University Continuing Education and Its Role in the Development of Learning Cities and Learning Enterprises” was held in Chengdu. Lu Xin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Education, attended the seminar and delivered an important speech.

On October 11, 2012, the China Distance Education Academic Forum themed “Distance Lab: Supporting Environment and Impetus for Innovation” was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. This forum was jointly hosted by Distance Education in China and Zhejiang RTVU. It focused on practical issues in distance labs and distance teaching from

On October 11, the opening ceremony for the 2012 National Lifelong Learning Week themed “Speed Up Continuing Education and Accelerate Construction of a Learning Society” was held in Chengdu. Lu Xin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Education, attended the conference and delivered a speech. At the opening ceremony,

Under the guidance of the National Higher Distance Education Cooperative Group and the OUC, Distance Education in China will host the China International Distance Education Conference 2012 in Beijing on November 22-23, 2012. This year's conference theme is “Technology Development and Education Innovation for the Changing Times”. The conference will focus on the latest changes,

Since 2004, Zhe Liancheng has worked as a teacher in Huaxi Middle School, Liangqu Primary School, Tongzhuang Primary School and Jingyuan No. 2 Middle School in Zhenbeibao Town, Xixia District, Yinchuan City. He gave up a well-paid, comfortable job and learned to adapt to teaching in a difficult environment without adequate textbooks and supplies. In order to leave no student behind, to make sure not one student drops out of school, he stays year after year in his teaching position in western China. He stays so that more children can leave. 

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