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|3rd OUC/OUJ/KNOU International Seminar Held in Beijing|
|Saturday, 08 October 2011 09:49|
On September 19, 2011, the 3rd OUC/OUJ/KNOU International Seminar was held in Beijing under the theme "Reforming Educational Management in Open Universities".
3rd OUC/OUJ/KNOU International Seminar held in Beijing
Presidents from the three open universities having a cordial talk
President Yang Zhijian from the OUC making an opening address
President Nam Chul Cho from the KNOU presenting a gift to President Yang of the OUC.
President Yang Zhijian from the Open University of China (OUC), President Yoichi Okabe from the Open University of Japan (OUJ), President Nam Chul Cho from the Korea National Open University (KNOU) and President Deng Mengzhong from Shenzhen Radio and TV University (Shenzhen RTVU) of China attended the meeting and made speeches. The four presidents fully expressed their willingness to jointly develop and share resources, facilitate staff exchanges, and pursue other avenues of collaboration, and suggested taking practical action as soon as possible.
The seminar had two sessions. In the morning, on the topic "Effective Management of Open Universities", Dr. Rie Ohashi from the OUJ and Prof. Suna La from the KNOU made speeches entitled "Student Support Services at OUJ: Establishment, Operation, and Challenges" and "Establishing a Comprehensive Student Service Center at KNOU" respectively. The topic for the afternoon session was "Facilitating Lifelong Learning and Learning for All through Integration of ODL Resources". Prof. Myung Jin Kim from the KNOU, Prof. Yuan Fujie from the OUJ, Prof. Shan Congkai from the OUC and Cui Shuiyue from the Shenzhen RTVU made speeches with the titles "Experiences in Facilitating Lifelong Learning and Learning for All through Integration of ODL Resources at KNOU", "The State of ICT Application in Universities of Japan & Its International Comparative Study", "Exploration and Innovation in E-learning Resource Center Construction", and "Taking Advantage of Modern Distance and Open Education to Provide Quality Resources in Facilitating Education for All and Lifelong Learning" respectively.
Vice President Zhang Shaogang of the OUC and representatives from the KNOU, OUJ, OUC and Shenzhen RTVU were also present at the meeting.
Presidents of the three open universities also held a high level discussion on September 20 on the establishment of an international association of city universities.
The OUC/OUJ/KNOU International Seminar was first held in Korea in 2009 with the theme "Innovating the Practice of Open Education". The 2nd OUC/OUJ/KNOU International Seminar was held in Japan in 2010 under the theme "Improving the Education Services in Open Universities".
Jin Hongyu, the OUC