The 24th AAOU (Asian Association of Open Universities) Annual Conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam between October 26-28. This year's conference was themed "Open Distance Learning towards Building Sustainable Global Learning Communities" and sponsored by Hanoi Open University of Vietnam. 415 representatives from 22 countries and regions attended the academic exchange conference on distance education. A delegation headed by Zhang Hui, vice president of the Open University of China (OUC) attended the conference, at which the OUC was elected a member of the next AAOU Executive Committee (2011-2013).
A live 2010 student advertisement design contest among open universities was held in Tianjin by the Open University of China (OUC) between November 1-2, 2010. The first, second and third prizes were judged after heated competition and awards were presented on the site.
The 2010 Open University Student Advertisement Design Contest was officially launched in March 2010 by the OUC. The contest received responses from open universities all over the country with many students participating. 35 provincial open universities together with the OUC Experimental School and the OUC School for the Disabled recommended 644 entries,
Vice President Zhang Shaogang of the Open University of China (OUC) met the delegation of Peruvian Fuerza 2011 headed by its party president Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori on 23 November.
Zhang Shaogang briefed the guests on the OUC, and provided more information about the "One College Student for One Village Initiative", distance education for members of the armed forces and for the disabled. Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori expressed an interest in the various forms of distance education, the curriculum system, and especially the subjects offered to rural areas, and expressed her hope to enhance cooperation with the OUC.
The afternoon of November 15 saw the OUC-TRU Joint Research Center unveiled in the Wukesong Publishing Building. The President of the Open University of China (OUC) Yang Zhijian and the New President of the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) of Canada Alan Shaver signed a statement of intent at the inauguration ceremony, and participants held discussions on the plans for cooperation.
The annual conference on Chinese distance education, the China International Distance Education Conference 2010, guided by the Open University of China (OUC) and hosted by the Journal of Distance Education in China, was held in Beijing from the eleventh to the twelfth of November. Against the backdrop of the first National Education Working Conference of the new century and the National Outline for Medium and Long-term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020), the construction and development of open universities became one of the focuses of the conference.
On 17 October 2010, a delegation of 16 members from Universitas Terbuka led by Samsudin, governor of Bangka province, Indonesia, visited the OUC's Experimental School. Chen Juan, vice dean of the Experimental School, and Li Yawan, director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Division, gave them a warm reception.
The delegation visited the school's history exhibition, classrooms, computer rooms, and monitoring rooms. They were briefed on the development of the OUC system, including teaching and administration. Eight students, tutors and teaching assistants from the experimental school had cordial discussions with the members of the delegation.
After a fair, open and widely recognized judgment process, the results of the Third Chinese Excellent Publication Awards came out on 13 September 2010, with the OUC-produced Common Knowledge of Chinese Culture, Common Knowledge of Chinese History and Common Knowledge of Chinese Geography winning.
The 14th UNESCO-APEID International Conference took place from 21 to 23 October, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Around 170 participants attended, and over 90 speakers presented their papers. Wang Ying, an associate professor at the Institute of Open and Distance Education of the Open University of China(OUC), and Dai Jing, a member of the OUC's International Cooperation and Exchange Division, participated in the conference on behalf of the OUC.