On the morning of April 19, the 2011 "Hand in Hand—A Reading Movement among Rural Youth" Award Ceremony and Launch Ceremony for 2012 was held at the Open University of China (OUC). 44 provincial radio and TV universities around the country participated in the meeting via video conferencing or software networking. The "Hand in Hand" movement was initiated by the Library Association of China and the Open University of China to promote reading among youths in rural areas. Since the launch of the movement

On April 5, the 13th OUC Conference of Scientific Research was held under the theme of "Improving teaching, scientific research, and the overall quality of open and distance education". More than 230 teaching and administrative staff attended the meeting.

Director Sun Fuwan of the OUC Research Institute of Open and Distance Education began with a review of the scientific research work done

At the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva concluded recently, submissions from Nantong Radio and TV University (Nantong RTVU) won a total of three medals—one gold, one silver and one bronze.

The 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva opened on April 18, 2012. More than 1000 new technological inventions from 46 countries were on display.

On April 1, 2012, the third "Forum for Teachers in Chinese Distance Education" was held in Beijing under the theme of "Practical Teaching in Distance Education: Exploration and Reflection". Based on innovative exploration and reflection by teachers at radio and TV universities (RTVUs) around the country, the forum aimed to further discuss rules, common problems and solutions related to distance teaching at the Open University of China (OUC).

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.

The 5th National Chinese Language Conference, sponsored by China's Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters), The US College Board, and The Asia Society, was held from April 12th to the 14th, 2012, in Washington, DC. More than 1300 Educational administrators, presidents and teachers from secondary and primary schools, as well the presidents of various Confucius institutes, attended the conference. The Chinese Language Center of the Open University of China (OUC) participated

In the summer of 1980, 10-month-old Liu Xin was struck by the measles and lost hearing after a high fever of 41.5 ℃. Ever since then, he has been living in a soundless world.

At the age of nine, Liu Xin began to receive special education at the Lanzhou School for the Deaf and Blind, and there began his dance career. Later he joined the provincial performing arts troupe for disabled people. Liu said that since his ears could never hear the beautiful music, for each dance his sign language teacher would use gestures to convey the rhythm of the music. He would capture the rhythm with his eyes and feel the music in his heart, and then voice the language of dance through

Recently, the "2011 Community Education Music Broadcast and Competition" drew a close. This activity was hosted by the Ministry of Education Community Education Research and Training Center (Open University of China) and the Community Education Committee of the Chinese Adult Education Association, with guidance from the MoE Department of Vocational and Adult Education, the China Adult Education Association and Music Education Sub-Commission