Editor's note: In the battle with the COVID-19 epidemic, more and more fighters are coming to its front lines, including students and former students of the Open University of China (OUC). Like other fighters, no matter how ordinary, they are contributing what they can. Let's take a close look at some of their stories.

In order to implement the spirit of a speech made by General Secretary Xi Jinping on 13 April 2018 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hainan Special Economic Zone, the No. 12 document of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Opinions on Further Promoting the Development of Community Education by Nine Ministries and Departments including the Ministry of Education, and with an aim to coordinating the development of community education in Hainan province and accelerating the construction of a lifelong education system, Hainan Community Education Steering Centre and Hainan Community Education University were formally established on the afternoon of 27 March 2020.

In order to provide a guarantee for practical teaching work in the spring semester of 2020 and help students to graduate smoothly while adhering to principle of cultivating talents on the basis of moral education and integrating labour education into the entire process of learner development, the Open University of China (OUC) recently issued a plan putting forward the following requirements for practical teaching and graduation work during the period of epidemic prevention and control.

In order to help teachers in the six autonomous prefectures in Qinghai Province enhance their educational qualifications, teaching abilities, and quality so that they can successfully run basic education, the Open University of China (OUC) and the OUC Qinghai Branch jointly launched and implemented the “Spring Rain Activity for Enhancing Rural Teachers’ Educational Qualifications and Teaching Abilities” (“Spring Rain Activity” in short).

Editor's note: In the battle with the COVID-19 epidemic, more and more fighters are coming to its front lines, including students and former students of the Open University of China (OUC). Like other fighters, no matter how ordinary, they are contributing what they can. Let's take a close look at some of their stories.

Editor's note: In the battle with the COVID-19 epidemic, more and more fighters are coming to its front lines, including students and former students of the Open University of China (OUC). Like other fighters, no matter how ordinary, they are contributing what they can. Let's take a close look at some of their stories.

The Open University of China (OUC) has offered high-quality learning resources to the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (hereinafter referred to as IITE) website in order to help learners around the world with “home-based online learning.”

In order to implement the efforts to fight the COVID-19 epidemic enacted by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council and actively respond to the Ministry of Education’s call to "suspend classes but not learning” and the requirement to "support and encourage workers to participate in online vocational skills training" put forward by four national ministries and commissions, including the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and the National Development and Reform Commission, the Open University of China (OUC), based on the public information service platform for realising dreams of further education (http://www.workeredu.org/), promoted free distance education services based around "suspending classes but not learning" and "internet plus” in order to ensure that industrial workers can continue learning and improve their qualifications and skills during the epidemic period.