Castalia releases Goocus, a next-generation mobile learning platform

Castalia Co., Ltd. (registered main office: Nagano, Japan / headquarters: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Satoshi Yamawaki) has released “Goocus” (http://gooc.us/), a smartphone-based mobile learning platform, on May 8, 2015.


Goocus is the third generation of the mobile learning platform/services that Castalia has developed over the years. In order to cater to the learning era pivoted on smartphones to come, we have developed everything from absolute scratch, from system design to functions to interface and visual design. By means of Goocus, Castalia hopes to create an environment where learning is sustainable for every company, organization, or person, with the help of mobile learning.
Goocus is the solution for the “continuity of learning”. The application pursues three features, namely “social learning”, “visualization of learning”, and “gamification”; we research and develop the ways to make learning a part of daily activities. Aiming to become “the ultimate autonomous learning engine”, we will make Goocus available not only in Japan but also in the international market as the future world standard of cloud-based learning services.
As for “goocus”, the social Wikipedia reader we have offered under the same name as the new platform, will be released anew under a different name.
The newly released version of Goocus the platform has the following functions and features in addition to those of the previous “goocus pro”:
-Timeline: Consolidates information and visualizes what is happening within the learning group.
-Learning graph: Accumulates learning experiences, summarizes the learning trends, encourages self-awareness of the learning trends.
-Badge/point system: Visualizes and quantifies the user’s activities, encourages gamification by gathering such visualization/quantification, comprehends each user’s tendencies and visualizes the goals. *1
-Customization: UI skin colors can be set in accordance with the company’s preferences. UI can be customized from the administration interface. *2
-CMS (control management system): A modern, card user interface. Visualizes trends and history with graphs.
-Extensive learning modules: Sorting and free description is now available as quiz types.
[Notes]
*1: Badge edition function (optional) is scheduled to be available July 2015.
*2: Skin color setting function is scheduled to be available July 2015.
1. Application operation environment
-iOS: iOS 7.0 or higher
-Android: Android OS 4.0 or higher
-Web
[Compatible operating systems]
Windows: Windows Vista SP2 or highter
Mac: Mac OS 10.5 or higher
[Recommended browsers]
Windows: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, latest legitimate versions of Chrome and Firefox
2.Management functions operation environment
-iOS: iOS 7.0 or higher, latest legitimate version of Safari
-Android: Android OS 4.0 or higher, latest legitimate version of Chrome
-Web
[Compatible operating systems]
Windows: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 and 8
Mac: Mac OS 10.5 or higher
[Recommended browsers]
Windows: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, latest legitimate versions of Chrome and Firefox
Mac: Latest legitimate versions of Chrome and Safari
Price: Please contact us for the price. You will also need to apply for the services.

 
■Castalia Co., Ltd. http://www.castalia.co.jp/
Castalia Co., Ltd. (registered main office: Nagano, Japan / headquarters: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Satoshi Yamawaki) is a company with a vision to “solve social problems by way of the fusion of education and IT” and develops solutions of educational digital contents based on the concept of “mobile & social”, as well as operates web media specialized for learning. We bridge the content-distributing companies/educational institutions and the individuals, contributing to the creation of a new communication channel through learning and the improvement of quality.