Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments.
Moodle is built by the Moodle project which is led and coordinated by Moodle HQ, which is financially supported by a network of over 80 Moodle Partner service companies worldwide.
Empowering educators to improve our world
Supporting the Moodle Community in Japan
The purpose of the Moodle Association of Japan is to promote the research, education, and development of the open source learning management system called ‘Moodle’ and its related systems. The Association provides a community for Moodle users
in Japan to learn and teach about using Moodle in their institution. The association is a not-for-profit voluntary association (任意団体 nin’i dantai), financially transparent in nature, and is very similar to a formal Not-for-Profit Organization
(NPO) although not officially.
The Moodle Learning Management System is an open-source software project supporting online learning that has grown since 2002 under the direction of Moodle Pty Ltd and is used in hundreds of thousands of institutions and workplaces worldwide by
over 100 million users.
The Association functions as an organizational member of the world Moodle Users Association, Incorporated in Western Australia. In the conduct of its activities, the Association supports the international headquarters of Moodle Pty Ltd with fundraising
and a portion of its membership dues to further the development of core Moodle software code.
Why join the Moodle Association of Japan?
The mission of the Moodle Association of Japan is to support the growth of Moodle in Japan by providing a strong and united voice to users, giving direction and resources for new developments and training throughout the nation.
What can I do with Moodle?
Learn how to use Moodle to enhance the learning environment for your students. MAJ holds Workshops on the first day of the annual Moodlemoots on every aspect of Moodle; from beginner level to advanced. Also, the Hokkaido Summer Moodle Workshops provide members with even more opportunities to learn about Moodle and how it can be used to improve our world.
Research and Development
MAJ sponsors the development of plugins and content for Moodlers in Japan. Click on the links below for more information.
The Moodle Users Association (MUA) provides a way for users to contribute to Moodle development. The Moodle Association of Japan is a Gold Member of the MUA with 10,000 votes, and submits a project to the MUA each development cycle. In this way, MAJ helps make Moodle better for everyone.
The MAJ Showcase is a website for showcasing and sharing software and content developed by MAJ members.
By joining the Association you will have a real say in promoting Moodle and helping others learn about Moodle. The Moodle Association of Japan is an additional way to become directly involved in learning, teaching, and sharing about the Moodle
Learning Management System.
Connecting Moodle users in Japan
Moodlemoot Japan is an annual conference dedicated to learning about Moodle. These conferences are a great way to connect with other Moodle users in Japan.