e-learning, Co. Ltd. supports the spread of Open Badge, an international standard for digital verification and authentication.
As an official member of the Open Badge Network, we are committed to promoting the use of Open Badges.
e-learning, Co. Ltd. has become a full member of the Open Badge Network, a general incorporated association. We will continue to contribute to the super smart society advocated by the Cabinet Office and the development of human resources for the “Society 5.0”, by issuing “Open Badges” for Moodle, the world’s standard learning management system, and Moodle Workplace, the corporate version of the training system provided by e-learning, Co. Ltd. as SaaS.
Digital Credentials is a digitalized form of proof/authentication of an individual’s degrees, qualifications, grades, and competencies. “Open Badge” is a global technical standard for digital proof/authentication that enables interoperability between platforms. In Europe and the United States, many universities and global companies are already using this technology. “Open Badge” is expected to play an important role in the future in Japan, which is aiming for a super-smart society, “Society 5.0”. The spread of “Open Badge” is also essential for realizing “individually optimized learning”, which is a form of education that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has set as a goal for the next generation of schools and educational sites.
As a member, e-learning, Co. Ltd. is committed to building a network of open badge-issuing universities, education and training companies and organizations, certification organizations, corporate human resource development departments, and public institutions in Japan and Asia.
Moodle is the world’s standard learning management platform, designed to integrate seamlessly with external applications and information, and is compliant with various international standards such as LTI™ (Learning Tool Interoperability) and SCORM. “Open Badge” is one of them. Moodle has been certified by IMS Global as an Open Badge v2.0 compliant publisher. Moodle comes standard with the Open Badge feature, so any institution, organization, or individual can create and issue badges to learners in Moodle.
The process of issuing an Open Badge in Moodle is very simple.
■How Open Badges are Issued
■Benefits of using Open Badges
- Reduction of the cost and resources of publishing
- Self-management of acquired badges
- Badges sharable via SNS
- Visualization of knowledge and skills
- Possible proof of content and high reliability
- Usable as a basis for job change or personnel evaluation
- Centralized management of badges from various issuers
- Increase in motivation to learn
- Learning planning with reference to role model “Open Badges”
■What is “Society 5.0”?
“It is a human-centered society that achieves both economic development and solutions to social issues through a system that highly integrates cyberspace (virtual space) and physical space (real space)” (from the Fifth Science and Technology Basic Plan, Cabinet Office).
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■What is “Moodle” and “Moodle Workplace”?
Moodle is the world’s largest LMS (Learning Management System), used in 245 countries, with over 150,000 registered sites and over 200 million registered users.＜ https://stats.moodle.org/＞
As an open source system that allows for flexible system design, it has become the world standard LMS, with functions constantly being improved and added based on the knowledge of various developers and users.
Moodle Workplace is an online training system that builds on the success of Moodle, and it is a training platform developed based on the experience of Moodle.
e-learning, Co. Ltd. is the No.1 company in Japan for Moodle with a proven track record of implementation (according to Moodle Pty ltd.), and in February 2020 became the only Moodle Certified Premium Partner in Asia. As only Moodle Premium Partners can offer Moodle Workplace as a SaaS offering, e-learning, Co. Ltd. is the only company in Asia that can do so.