China Distance Education Holdings Limited provides online and offline education services, and sells related products in the People’s Republic of China. The company offers online professional education services in the accounting, healthcare, and engineering and construction industries; and other professional education courses, such as the national judicial examination, online test-preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, test preparation courses for university students intending to take the graduate school entrance exam, and online language courses. Its online courses provide pre-recorded audio-video lectures taught by experts within their respective fields that can be viewed through streaming via the Internet or can be downloaded to various devices; and other content, such as course outlines, exercise questions, mock exams, and frequently asked questions and answers. The company’s online lectures are supplemented by its proprietary Learning Management System, which monitors individual progress, records course notes, and collects incorrectly answered questions. As of September 30, 2015, it operated 18 Websites, including its primary Website cdeledu.com. In addition, the company operates an Open Learning Platform, a proprietary education platform, which allows people to share their educational content in professional development areas; and sells proprietary books and reference materials. Further, it provides business start-up training courses to university students, job seekers, and individuals; offline accounting and healthcare professional training, courseware production, and online platform development services; and mobile accounting, engineering and construction, healthcare, and legal courses through an app on Android and Apple iOS tablets, and smart phones. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.