From Dec 6 to 7, 2015, the 10th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Shibo Center, Shanghai. with the theme of "catering to new demand and pushing for integration", about 2,000 people participated in this conference, including university presidents from 134 countries and regions, Confucius Institute representatives, ambassadors to China, representatives from Chinese universities, and China-invested enterprises.
Directors of Confucius Institutes participating in the conference
Yuan Guiren, Minister of Education and Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Confucius Institute hosted the opening ceremony, and Liu Yandong, Vice Premier and Chairman of the Council of the Confucius Institute delivered the keynote speech. Liu proposed five key words “Feature, Quality, Innovation, Co-Construction, Brand” which highlighted the development of the Confucius Institutes. She also presented the prizes to Confucius Institutes and personals, issued the certificates to Model Confucius Institute and pronounced the establishment of the alumni association of the Confucius Institutes.
Liu Yandong attending the opening ceremony and delivering the keynote speech
On this conference, the Chinese Language Center of the Open University of China displayed MyEChinese Intelligent Teaching Cloud which was developed with the spirit of “to root in local real life, serve the public and to innovate”. It integrated online learning resources, teaching resources, online teaching, teaching affair administration, and school main page to provide solutions to build net schools facing to primary and middle schools. This product reflected the pursuit of MyEChinese to serve teachers and students with information and technology to satisfy the personalized requirements of learning and teaching in practical and effective way.
To present and demonstrate on the innovation forum of materials and resources
Besides the intelligent teaching cloud, MyEChinese also brought the local teaching proposals with the support of internet and the mode of “mixed learning”. Facing to the teachers-to-be and teachers all over the world, it provides resources and teaching services of professional admission, training, continue education, career improvement and lifelong learning, in order to solve the problem of the shortage of local Chinese teachers. The two projects were presented and demonstrated on the innovation forum of materials and resources.
Representatives coming to consult