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Hou, Songyan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2023
Purpose: The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 has had a profound impact on education institutions at all levels. Open universities, with their privileged delivery method, have been in an advantageous position. In the earlier stages of the pandemic, they made remarkable contributions to assuring learning continuity. However, with more and more…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Open Universities, Foreign Countries
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Hou, Songyan – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2022
Purpose: In 2019, the goal of developing a world-class open university through different stages was put forward by the Open University of China (OUC), which indicated that internationalization for Chinese open universities came to the agenda. However, international activities of open universities are different from those in conventional…
Descriptors: Open Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Ju, Chuanjin; Hou, Songyan; Shao, Dandan; Zhang, Zhijun; Yu, Zhangli – Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this report is to demonstrate open and distance education (ODE) can support poverty alleviation. Taking the practices of the Open University of China (the OUC) as an example, this paper aims to reveal how open universities make contributions to local residents in rural and remote areas. Design/methodology/approach: Focusing…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Poverty