2017 Life-Long Learning and Modern Education Services Summit

2017 Life-Long Learning and Modern Education Services Summit

On November 23, 2017, the 2017 Lifelong Learning and Modern Education Service Summit hosted by Open Education was held in the ancient capital of Xi’an.

Speakers at the forum included foreign friends from UNESCO, Weizmann Institute of Israel and Lucas-Nuelle from Germany. Representatives from China are: Institute of Higher Education, Education Development Research Center of Ministry of Education (China), China Society of Artificial Intelligence Basic Professional Committee, Beijing Normal University Department of Education, China Rural Education Development Institute, Guangdong Open University, Xi’an Jiaotong University experts and scholars to discuss the theme of “transition, international perspective and Chinese innovation.”


The Forum kicked off with the launch of the Xi’an Silk Road International Academy. The Forum reopened the Silk Road, which represents the history of Chinese civilization, and inherited human wisdom through life-long learning. It was organically integrated with the modern needs of the 21st century and was promoted with knowledge of History.

Combining UNESCO’s “2030 Framework for Action” and the “Report on the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China”, the forum pointed out that lifelong education at the policy level is an inevitable requirement for building a people-centered learning, life-long learning, and a learning society. Socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, from the institutional power to enter the educational power. To be universal, lifelong, open, diversified, personalized, informative and integrated “Internet + Education” will provide opportunities for lifelong learning for all and continuously promote people’s all-round development.

Dynamical evolution

During the summit, domestic and foreign experts and scholars mentioned the “flat organizational structure,” “distributed cognition” theory, from the theoretical level that structural changes have taken place in modern education, knowledge, and information can flow more quickly. Today’s young people are no longer indigenous people in the traditional sense but information-based aborigines, or digital natives, who use the “human brain + external intelligence equipment every day” to become a new humanity combining man and machine, surpassing tradition Individual cognitive limits. People’s cognitive fission, that is, structural changes, is bound to lead to changes in people’s thinking, to adapt to this educational system structure will also be structural changes. In 2017, the total number of mobile Internet devices in the world is already 1.5 times of the total population. “Internet + Education” has become the only way in the world education development.


How to do lifelong education and modern education? Thinking is the fundamental source of innovation and the fundamental driving force. We should adopt a large number of teaching designs, provide space and environment for interaction and deep thinking, encourage controversy, encourage diverse ideas and encourage the expression of different views. Active learning requires technology, supervision, educational support, and interaction between learners and other multi-dimensional factors to achieve.

In order to achieve better education, teachers and scholars are the most crucial. The theory of “teachers with professional capital” is put forward, and teacher education and professional development are discussed from the perspective of professional capital. Innovate the teaching management mechanism from three aspects: teacher’s leadership, data-driven, and accountability system. From the “principal’s management orientation” to “Teacher-oriented governance orientation” transformation.



The current Open Education is in a critical period of transformation, the convening of the forum for the future of the company pointed out the direction of progress and enhanced the development momentum. Zhao Min (CEO), pointed out that the future of Open will focus on the top ten competency projects and make comprehensive innovations from the inside out. To strengthen continuing education, expand vocational education, deepen teacher education and do an excellent job in the IT ecosystem will become a respected leader in the educational field.

(China Institute of Higher Education, vice president of China Association of Adult Education, Open Education CEO Zhao Min)

Focusing on the future to create vocational education strategy template, Zhao Min proposed the integration of quality resources, to create a German standard of vocational education ecosystem. Open Education innovation brand –IVE, the implementation of the German dual system model, to establish the German local teaching quality standards, the establishment of German occupation education, industry-based experts in Germany, with German teachers and management team.

(OPEN’s new innovative brand——IVE )

Stimulated by new ideas and new ideas and new experiences, the forum demonstrated its futuristic side and guided the way we are in the future. We hope that people in the education sector can explore the future direction of education in new technologies and new educational environment and rely on innovation and transformation of lifelong learning system to enhance China’s talent competitiveness. To realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, Provide a solid foundation of education.