Fifty Lectures on Ecological Civilisation, a publication themed around the “Construction of an Ecological Civilisation”, was launched recently by OUC Multimedia Press.

On 13th April 2017, the Credit Bank of the Open University of China (OUC) held a project review and approval meeting in Beijing. All of the 18 projects that were submitted by 16 institutions inside and outside the OUC passed the expert review.

On 21st April 2017, the president of Beijing Midi School of Music, Zhang Fan, together with a delegation of three teachers (Yin Long, Liu Huan and Huang Chaopeng), visited the Open University of China (OUC) and had a meeting with the director of OUC’s Department of Art Education, Tang Yingshan, and the executive deputy director of the OUC’s Credit Bank, Yan Xiaoping, with the hope of further negotiating and discussing an in-depth cooperation in the field of modern music education between the two sides.

On 16th April 2017, the Open University of China (OUC) held a senior seminar for backbone teachers working in Chinese Language and Literature, Secretarial, and Social Work (including the Social Work for the Elderly orientation) majors, with the purpose of improving the theory and professional level of distance education and the discipline of teachers within the OUC system, and strengthening the construction of the teaching team.

Editor's note: China Association for Educational Technology (CAET), founded in 1991 and formerly known as Chinese Audio-Visual Education Association (CAVEA), is a national first grade organisation approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA). In November, 2002, with MOE and MCA’s approval, CAVEA changed its name to CAET, becoming the only industrial association at the national level in the field of educational informatisation.

Editor’s Note: “Teachers are critical in measuring a university’s education quality and assessing its future.” At a recent working meeting on the pilot constructing of the online teaching team at the Open University of China (OUC), President Yang Zhijian made a speech on four themes. This article is based on a transcript of President Yang Zhijian’s 23rd March, 2017 speech at that working meeting.

Tianjin “Brilliant Life” A Lifelong Learning Plan for Women” was recently launched at Tianjin RTVU and Tianjin RTVU’s Women’s College was inaugurated.

The first batch of 13 teaching textbooks jointly developed by the OUC School of Automotive Engineering, OUC Press, and China Communications Press will be launched in August this year.