On 1 July 2014, the construction of an Information Platform for the OUC Credit Bank was formally launched and is expected to be put into trial operation at the beginning of 2015.
The Information Platform for the OUC Credit Bank (hereinafter referred to as the “Information Platform”) is an important component of the digitization construction of the OUC, as well as one of the important infrastructure construction projects which make possible the accreditation, accumulation and transfer of learning outcomes.
On July 9, 2014, the Wukesong Campus of the Open University of China (OUC) was connected with Changdu Audio-Visual Centre via video through the OUC cloud classroom system. From that time forward, the distance training series has been made available to primary and middle school teachers in support of Tibetans in Tibet’s Changdu Prefecture via the Application of New Technologies in Education.
On June 24-27, 2014, the 2014 IACEE 14th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education was held at Stanford University in the United States. A 4-person delegation from the Open University of China (OUC), including Cui Lin from the School of Engineering, Wu Shuping from the Information Technology Department, and Wang Like and Yuan Ling from the Credit Bank Management Office attended the conference. They spoke at the conference and presented a poster. This is the OUC’s debut at the World Conference on Continuing Education since its establishment.
The signing and inauguration ceremony for the cooperative projects of Taizhou RTVU Programme Practice Base and College and University Correspondent Centre for the 21st Century of China Daily between 21st Century, an English newspaper sponsored by China’s largest English newspaper system, China Daily, and Taizhou RTVU was held on May 21, 2014.
Zhejiang RTVU (Zhejiang Provincial Community Education Guide Centre) opened a Micro RTVU Wechat cloud platform at its 35th anniversary ceremony held in Zhejiang Daily Press Group on Mar 28, 2014.
Micro RTVU not only provides news coverage, information search, and distance reception service for RTVU teachers and students in the province, but also offers various learning resources for all members of society.
Beijing Xicheng Community Youth Club Dragon Boat Competition, the first of its kind, was held at the Beijing Jinfan Water Sport Club on May 29. A total of 34 teams registered for this competition. They included teams from 13 central authorities, enterprises, and institutions like the National People’s Congress (NPC), the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and the Ministry of Education (MOE), teams from five youth league organizations from such districts as of Dongcheng and Chaoyang, as well as 16 community youth clubs in Xicheng District.
Recently, the OUC's electromechanical teaching workshop was convened in Tai’an, Shandong Province. Chen Ji, Vice President of Shandong RTVU, and Yuan Wei, Deputy Director of the School of Engineering of the OUC, together with more than 60 administrative employees and distinguished teachers from the electromechanical programme of the OUC’s branches and subsidiary learning centres attended the workshop.
The OUC's first legal forum, with the theme OUC Legal Education Research & Thinking, was held in Beijing on May 27, 2014, in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Department of Law. Doctor Yang Zhijian, President of the OUC and Vice Chairman of China’s Law Education Research Association, together with Mr. Li Ling, Vice President of the OUC, Mr. Yan Bing, Vice President of the OUC and Director of the Teachers’ Excellent Thesis Reviewing Committee of the legal curriculum, Mr. Zhang Shaogang, Vice President of the OUC, and Professor Han Jing, Director of the OUC Reviewing Committee for the Law Degree attended the forum.