Delegation of Shaanxi Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese visits XRTU
(Reported by Fu Qiuhui, XRTU Journal)
In the afternoon of May 8, 2019, a delegation of the Shaanxi Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, led by its director Lei Bo, visited XRTU and held a discussion with staff of the Hantang Culture Online Academy of Xi’an. The discussion was presided over by Song Feng, director of XRTU’s Department of Language, Literature, Law, and Art.
The delegation first visited the XRTU’s Comprehensive Exhibition, Smart Learning Center, VR/AR Study Room, and the Reading and Communication Bar. Song Feng introduced XRTU’s history, characteristics, development, and teaching and education mode, helping the members of the delegation understand the university’s development history and advantages. Lei Bo spoke highly of the university about its continuous development on information-based school-running model and the concept of intellectual learning and education.
During the discussion, Song Feng expressed her warm welcome and sincere thanks on behalf of the university to the delegation of the Shaanxi Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. She introduced XRTU’s management theory, i.e., “openness and inclusiveness, harmony and generosity, diligence and aspiration”, as well as the intelligent learning concept of “mobile, digital, informational and humanistic learning”. She also introduced the application of various modern teaching platforms and equipment, such as intelligent classrooms, cloud classrooms, and the intelligent learning center. The advanced educational information technology, high-quality resources of higher education, rich distance education experience, and new mode of open education of XRTU making the university an important strength in serving the social and economic development of Xi’an. Hantang Culture Online Academy of Xi’an is established in accordance with the construction plan of Xi’an Municipal Government under the “Belt and Road” initiative. It is one of the major programs of the Education Department of Xi’an Municipal Government, shouldering the mission of publicizing "Greater Xi’an" to the world. Song gave a comprehensive introduction of the basic situation of Hantang Culture Online Academy of Xi’an from six aspects: the achievements of the Academy, the teaching team building, resources construction, online teaching, and offline activities. She also demonstrated the operation and use of the Hantang Online Chinese Learning Platform, showing the rich learning resources on the Platform to the delegation.
Lei Bo introduced the organization structure and functions of the Shaanxi Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and related national policies toward the federation. After Song Feng’s introduction about XRTU, the Academy, and the Hantang Online Chinese Learning Platform, Lei spoke highly of the rich teaching resources on the Platform. The resources cover local culture and customs of Xi’an and lectures on different topics, providing overseas Chinese with high-quality and sufficient courses to learn Chinese language and understand the traditional culture of Xi’an. He expressed his aspiration for further cooperation and exchange.
The two sides also had extensive and in-depth exchanges and discussions on practice and teaching, teaching resources, and the use of the Hantang Online Chinese Learning Platform, which deepened the mutual understanding and enhanced their friendship. Representatives of the both sides said that they looked forward to more cooperation for mutual benefits in the future.