• The Parallel Session “Education Digitalisation and Learning Society Construction” of the 2024 World Digital Education Conference Held in Shanghai.

Guided by the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE), organised by the Open University of China (OUC) and Shanghai Open University (OU), and co-organised by the MOE Vocational Education Development Centre, East China Normal University, and the China Adult Education Association, on 30 January, this parallel session convened approximately 240 representatives from education departments, universities, and research institutions across 35 countries and regions to discuss advancements in digital education and the construction of learning societies.

Participants discussed theoretical and practical aspects of establishing a learning society in the digital age from diverse perspectives. At the Conference, LOU Junjiang, Party Secretary of Shanghai Open University, host the session of “Practice and Innovation in Building a Learning Society in the Digital Age”. 

JIA Wei, Deputy Party Secretary and President of Shanghai Open University, made a keynote speech themed “Digital Empowerment for Elderly Education in Shanghai: Demands, Patterns, and Prospects”.

Participants concurred that building a learning-oriented society necessitates comprehensive empowerment through digital technology and introduces wider application scenarios in the digital era. The conference further unified the consensus on creating a learning-oriented society in the digital age, proposed new initiatives for forming a digital education community in this era, and is poised to herald a new chapter for the learning society.




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