On May 16, 2013, The Open University of China (OUC) successfully convened a video conference on teaching inspection for open education in 2012. The OUC’s schools and teaching management departments submitted comments on, and solutions for, the problems existing within the inspection process, and gave feedback to the regional RTVUs. 

Following consideration and scrutiny by China Central Radio and TV University’s (CCRTVU) Outstanding Graduate Assessment Committee, 412 students, including Yang Xiaoyu, have been named “Outstanding CCRTVU Graduates 2012”.

In order to deepen the community education work of its “i-Lab”, the Ministry of Education Community Education Research Training Center (hereinafter referred to as “the center”) held a workshop at Tianjin “i-Calligraphy Lab” (Tianjin RTVU Calligraphy School) on May 21, 2013 to discuss the future of the lab.

May 19th marked the 23rd National Day for Helping the Disabled. That morning, the Open University of China (OUC) Xinjiang School for the Disabled was formally established and the opening ceremony for the first class of students was held. Present at the occasion were Erkenjiang Tulahong, member of the Standing Committee of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Party Committee,

On May 28, 2013, leaders from the OUC and Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department signed a cooperation agreement at Riga City Hall. The two sides also attended the unveiling of the first Chinese distance learning center in the Baltic region, of which they are co-founders. Riga City Executive Juris Radzevičs gave a speech at the ceremony.
 
On May 10, 2013, the Open University of China (OUC) and Tianjin Radio and TV University (Tianjin RTVU) co-hosted a forum and signing ceremony for comprehensive strategic cooperation. The two parties signed an agreement in the spirit of sharing and mutual benefit, pledging comprehensive strategic cooperation in educational systems, talent cultivation, teaching construction and other areas.

In Xi'an on April 25, 2013, a 70-year-old woman and Xi'an RTVU Professor Hou Xinchang shook hands, overcome with emotion. With tears in his eyes, Hou said repeatedly, “It has been thirty years, and I really don’t know how to thank you!” What is the story behind their emotional reunion?

With the rapid development of online learning in China, online learning practitioners are having to acquire a wider range of skills and qualities. The Open University, UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, sent Dr. Martin Smith to the Open University of China (OUC) for one month to help reform the project’s courses. Our reporter was honored to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Smith.