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CABTS’ Delegation Participated in the 28th Annual Conference of Asia Association of Open Universities (AAOU)

The 28th Annual Conference of the Asia Association of Open Universities (AAOU) was held in Hong Kong from October 28 to 30, 2014, which was hosted by Hong Kong Open University. About 300 delegates from 20 countries and regions attended the conference. The CABTS delegation headed by Vice President Guo Zhiqi participated in the annual event.


This annual conference focused on promoting open distance education: studies and practices. Two papers submitted by CABTS were selected by the event, including “the development and innovation of distance education means in rural China” and “the application of broadcast media in farmers’ education and training”. Chen Hui and Tian Jing presented the papers at the annual conference respectively.

Through keynote speeches, parallel meetings and various forms of discussion, the conference shared Asian experiences and results of promoting distance education. It is learnt that the next annual conference would be held in Malaysia.