In order to further enhance the quality of teaching, implement the requirements of the “Six-Network Integration” training model, and strengthen the construction of the teaching team put forward in the Comprehensive Reform Scheme for the Open University of China (OUC), the OUC launched a pilot programme for the construction of 188 online teaching teams, including 84 for the headquarters and 104 for its branches. A working meeting about the pilot work required for online teaching team construction was convened in Beijing from 23rd to 24th March.

From 16th to 24th March 2017, at the invitation of Egerton University, African Council for Distance Education, and the Open University of Tanzania, the Open University of China (OUC) dispatched a delegation led by its vice president Yang Xiaotang to visit Kenya and Tanzania.

On 29th March, 2017, a senior data scientist of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation (HP), Dr. Yang Dong, was invited to the Open University of China(OUC) and delivered an academic report entitled Analysis and Application of Big Data, which attracted about 50 teachers from OUC’s various departments. OUC’s vice president, Li Linshu, attended the meeting and presented a souvenir to Mr. Yang Dong on behalf of the OUC.

On 30th March 2017, a meeting on OUC training for a special research of examination paper design and grading was held in Beijing.

Recently, Qinghai RTVU and Qinghai Province Department of Commerce held a signing and inauguration ceremony for Qinghai E-Commerce Training College.

On the afternoon of 27th March 2017, Dingxi City Express Delivery Industry Training Centre was inaugurated at the Dingxi Branch of Gansu RTVU, signifying that Dingxi Branch has taken the next step in its non-degree education provision.

The results of the “Top Ten People in the News for Chinese Undertakings for the Disabled 2016” were unveiled recently. Rong Jing, a member of the China Wheelchair Fencing Team and an OUC student, achieved the most votes and successfully entered the selection.

Shen Haiyan may just be an ordinary worker in a warp knitting workshop but she is defiant in the face of hardships and perseveres in working independently.