About EduDX lab.Asia
About EduDX lab. Asia
”EduDX” is a term we coined by combining the words “Education” and “Digital Transformation.
We define “EduDX” as “activities, processes, concepts, and frameworks that aim to improve the quality of education and realize equal educational opportunities by innovating educational processes, environments, and experiences through the digitalization of education.
What exactly is good education? How can we approach the SDG goal of “quality education for all”? And what effects does the “digitalization of education” bring to contemporary society, and what is expected of us?
These are all very difficult questions. ”EduDX lab.Asia” was established for the purpose of conducting surveys and research on the “digitalization of education” and returning the results to society, utilizing the experience and know-how we have accumulated through our e-learning business over the past 20 years. We hope that by disseminating domestic and international information from various angles, we can provide many of you with opportunities and hints to think about these “questions”.
Message from the EduDX lab.Asia Director
My name is Nakabayashi, and I have recently assumed the position of Director at EduDX lab.Asia.
More than 20 years have passed since the spread of the Internet and the WWW( World Wide Web) brought attention to the use of IT in education, and the term “e-learning” became widespread. Although there have been changes in interest after the initial boom, the use of IT in education has steadily expanded, and the digitalization of education is once again attracting attention in the context of the generalization of remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent DX, reskilling, information education in compulsory school, and GIGA school concepts.
The idea of using computers for learning and education has a history as old as artificial intelligence, and in the 1950s, the idea of “teaching machines” was born based on behaviorism in psychology. The idea of a computer providing personalized instruction based on the learner’s level of understanding was inherited to the 1980s through the research for educational applications of expert systems, and is now being used in e-learning. The spread of the Internet and WWW in the 1990s led to user-participatory media such as social networking services (SNS), creating a learning environment that encourages active interaction among learners, rather than one-way teaching.
The evolution of IT has also had a significant impact on the structure of society and organizations. In contrast to mass production and mass consumption in the industrial society, the value of the information society has shifted to diversification and individualization. This trend has been accelerating in recent years. We would like to continue to ask what role education and learning should play in such a transforming society, and how digitalization can contribute to building a common foundation for learning while meeting the diverse needs of society.
Message on the EduDX lab.Asia Establishment
I do not believe that the “digitalization of education” is simply about moving real classes online and providing affordable education that can be described as “anytime, anywhere. Face-to-face teaching by people to people will remain the most valuable value no matter how much AI evolves in the future. However, it is great to have the option of online as an alternative to real life in any field. The same is true in the field of education, where digital technology is making possible things that were previously difficult to achieve, such as challenging simulations and direct instruction from authorities in specialized fields that are restricted in the real world. I believe that the goal of “digitalization of education” should be to realize education that surpasses the real clasroom.
I myself saw great potential in the “digitalization of education,” and 23 years ago I established e-learning Co., Ltd. We chose to provide “Moodle” as an educational platform, an OSS( Open Source Software) that was not designed and developed for profit only, but was designed based on the idea of social constructivism, with the mission of “improving educators’ abilities for a better world,” and in which users who practice education participate in its development. Moodle” is an OSS that is developed by users who practice education. Moodle” is not just an “anytime, anywhere” learning environment, but a powerful tool for interactive communication and collaboration online. It is an LMS with a large global market share, and we believe that educational needs will further increase in Southeast Asia, where future growth is expected, so we have established a subsidiary, E-LEARNING LMS PTE. LTD. in Singapore with the aim of promoting “Moodle” in 2022.
EduDX lab. Asia was established to separate itself from our business, and to provide a place where a wide range of global information on the “digitalization of education” can be covered and disseminated to the general public in an easy-to-understand manner. By introducing the latest knowledge and technology in this age of information chaos, we hope to demonstrate the potential value and possibilities of “digitalization of education” and promote true “digitalization of education”.
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Title: From Overview to Application of SCORM
Author: Kiyoshi Nakabayashi (EduDX lab.Asia Director)
Publication Date: December 8, 2023
Overview: The standard specification for e-learning content, SCORM. SCORM has two versions: SCORM 1.2, released in 2001, and SCORM 2004, released in 2004. This report first describes Significance of Technical Standardization, and then introduces the structure and standardization of SCORM.