The 2020 Global MOOC Conference, jointly organized by Tsinghua University and UNESCO IITE, was held at Tsinghua University from December 9 to 11. Chen Baosheng, Minister of Education of China, made the keynote speech at the conference in which he shared China’s innovation and exploration in MOOC promotion and online education. The event was live-streamed globally via various media platforms such as Xinhuanet, People’s Daily online, Yangshipin and the official website of Global MOOC Conference. It was attended both onsite and virtually by people from more than 2,000 institutes, universities and online education platforms.
At the subforum with the theme of “Virtual Simulation: Information Technology and Educational Reform” held on December 9, Liu Hu, the deputy director of National Virtual Simulation Experiment Teaching Center of Aeronautic Science and Technology and the academic leader of "VR+ aviation" research area in State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems, made a detailed introduction to the competition items of “Intelligent Connected Vehicle and Flight Vehicle Design and Simulation”, a new competition initiated by Beihang University.
The Flight Vehicle Design and Simulation Competition include two categories of items: one focuses on overall aircraft designs while the other targets on the multi-task scenarios such as the large-scale urgent rescue task for typhoon catastrophe. The competition was participated by hundreds of teams from 50 universities in 18 provinces.
Oriented by national major strategical demands, the Flight Vehicle Design and Simulation Competition is initiated on an interdisciplinary basis. Beihang also attempts to take the advantages of this competition to explore and pioneer a new model of national university student competition that touches upon virtual simulation, which will further contribute to a novel, interdisciplinary talent cultivation system.
Reported by Liang Qiao
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Lin Guiping
Translated by Xiong Ting