Recently, the Qingdao Bureau of Education announced the establishment of new education centres, with Qingdao Radio and Television University (Qingdao RTVU) being among those selected.

From 13 to 15 June, 2018, the Open University of China (OUC) held a conference in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia on the criteria for evaluating graduation theses in Computer Science and Technology.

In order to improve the development of the Management Science major and strengthen the construction of the Management Science Sub-Committee, the second session of the Management Science Sub-Committee of the OUC Academic Committee convened in Guiyang from 14-15th June 2018.

A foreign judge makes comments at the final of the first English Speaking Contest at the Open University of China in Beijing, on June 22, 2018. [Photo by Yu Zhangli and Zhuge Huanyu/provided to]

In order to strengthen the construction of the teaching staff for the finance major, improve the level of expertise, and increase the teaching ability and level of the teachers, OUC conducted a senior seminar for core teachers of the finance major from 11-15th June 2018. Forty-six teachers from the finance major from 27 branches attended the seminar and completed the courses. Liu Chen, vice president of the OUC, issued course completion certificates to the trainees.

From 12 - 13 June, 2018, the OUC's 2018 enrolment conference was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. At the conference, the OUC summarised the enrolment work for spring 2018, initiated the work for fall 2018, analysed and set out to implement the proposals on improving continuing education of the 19th National Congress of the CPC, put forward measures to standardise enrollment work, studied related enrollment-management regulations, and so on.

With the rapid development of society, the spread of information has accelerated. Today, data has penetrated every industry and every field of business and has become a major production factor. Big data has been in use for some time in the industries of finance, communication, and logistics. However, their application in education is relatively lacking. Against the background of using big data to develop new businesses and innovating operational modes in all industries, how should the education industry drive the development of education in China in order to enter the new big data era?

In recent years, face-to-face tutorial classes have been inadequately attended. The low number of clicks on online teaching resources and low quality postings in the BBS on online teaching activities remain one of the most urgent problems in open education and teaching at Xi’an Radio and TV University (RTVU).