China Distance Education Young Scholar Forum, which took as its theme “MOOCs: Overturning and Innovation”, was jointly organized by the magazine Distance Education in China and the Education Technology Research Institute of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). 11 young scholars from universities and education enterprises in China delivered their points of view.
On October 13, 2013, the opening ceremony of the 9th Lifelong Learning for All Activity Week was held in the Binhai New District of Tianjin, which was hosted by the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Secretariat of the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, and the China Adult Education Association. The theme of this activity week was “Achieving
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Do you want to attend Tsinghua University, Peking University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)? In the past, these institutions were out of the reach of ordinary people. Today however, only an Internet connection is needed to “sit” in these prestigious classrooms and listen to their lectures. In this fashion, learners can earn credits from these top universities and obtain academic qualifications.
In the autumn semester of 2013, the Beijing Study Centre of the OUC added two new study locations in Beijing: Wantong Automobile Maintenance School and Weishanzhuang Conference Centre. In order to provide satisfying teaching support services to these new locations, the Beijing Study Centre designed a system for the simultaneous teaching interaction of the different study
The 2013 Exhibition on Calligraphy and Photography held by the Zhejiang Radio and TV University (RTVU) System was themed “Flying the Dream: Building our Common Spiritual Home”, and was unveiled in Hangzhou's West Lake Museum on October 12. President Fang Zhigang, Vice President Hou Yu, and Vice President Gong Xiangguo of Zhejiang RTVU, together with Curator Zheng Liqun and Vice Curator Liu
On October 10, 2013, Professor Ge Jianxiong, a member of the Standing Committee of The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), social activist, renowned historical geography scholar and curator of the Fudan University Library, visited the Open University of China (OUC) to deliver his esteemed lecture “Economic and Cultural Regional Differences: Historical Geographical Basis of Chinese Economy and Culture”.
September 29 marked the opening ceremony of the “Hebei Lifelong Learning Online” platform at Hebei Radio and TV University (RTVU). Lu Xiaoguang, vice chairman of the Hebei committee for the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Vice Chairman Wang Xiaofei, director of the Vocational and Adult Education Division under the Hebei Education Department, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Liu Xiaoping, secretary of the Hebei RTVU Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee, unveiled the launch of “Hebei Lifelong Learning Online”.
On October 15, 2013, the Conference on the Advancement of National Learning City Construction and Case City Exchange was held in Dezhou City, Shandong Province. At the conference, Cases for the Construction of Learning Cities in China (Volume Ⅰ) was issued for the first time. A piece entitled Constructing an International Historical City in an Open, Inclusive, Enlightening and Innovative Way — A