In order to better adapt to the demands of course construction and teaching design in the new era, the Learning Resources Department of the Open University of China (OUC) recently invited Professor Mark Endean from the Open University, UK (OU) to visit the OUC.

From the 5th to the 8th of December, 2016, the Open University of China (OUC) held a senior seminar for its backbone tutors, which attracted 98 personnel in charge of resource construction and backbone tutors from the OUC and its branches. OUC Party Secretary Li Ling awarded certificates to the trainees.

“The 2016 Annual National Publishing and Library World Reading Conference”, sponsored by the Library Society of China, the China Taofen Foundation, China Publishing Group, China Xinhua Bookstore Association, and the Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China, was recently held in Yinchuan, Ningxia province.

Reporting from the Chinese Language Centre at the Open University of China (OUC). On 13th Dec. 2016, the Confucius Institute’s annual working meeting was held at the OUC’s headquarters, the Wukesong campus.

From the 10th to 11th of December, 2016, the 11th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Kunming. The conference was themed "Innovation, Cooperation, Inclusion and Sharing".

The review and selection results of “2016 Chinese Academic Journals with International Brands” shows that the journal Modern Distance Education Research sponsored by Sichuan RTVU has been selected as an “Excellent Chinese Academic Journal with International Influence” for the first time.

Bao Xiahong, an RTVU student from Xiama village, Yunfeng township, Suichang County, recently won first prize for the fragrant tea he planted in the fourth session of the “Guoyin Cup” national tea contest. Commenting on the honour, Bao said: “It is extremely difficult to stand out in such an authoritative tea contest. Thanks to Suichang RTVU’s ‘Rural College Student Training Programme,’ I have learned lots of practical knowledge.”

Feng Yuqin was an accounting student at the Ningxia Branch of the Open University of China (OUC). In 2002, she began 14 years of service work for the elderly.