Corporate History

NPO CCC-TIES(Specified Non-Profit Corporation, Cyber Campus Consortium TIES)was established in 2006, the parent organization being a university consortium using the e-learning system TIES.
2024 Relocated the office to the Mirai Educational Co-creation Hall on the Tennoji campus of Osaka Kyoiku University.
Changed corporate name to NPO Consortium TIES.
2023 Decides to contribute CHiBi-CHiLO to CotoLearn, a new community that provides open-source software and educational resources.
2022 Launches OKUTEP, an online learning platform spearheaded by Osaka Kyoiku University, for teacher training that utilizes open education and is based on CHiBi-CHiLO.
2021 Sets the ultimate goal of CHiLO as CHiLO Learn, a learning platform providing an opportunity to learn for all, and provides CHiLO as CHiBi-CHiLO to the educational institutions.
Develops a voice synthesis system and a face recognition system as a subsystem of CHiBi-ChiLO.
2020 Implements KAGAC secretariat business support. KAGAC is an e-learning teacher license renewal course project in collaboration with Tokyo Gakugei University, Aichi University of Education, Osaka Kyoiku University, and Chitose Institute of Science and Technology.
Develops and provides an e-learning teaching material as “New Attention Bias Correction Method Using Irritable Bowel Syndrome as an Anxiety Model Case” in collaboration with Waseda University.
2019 Holds TIES Symposium “Blockchain Shifts Education” (March).
2018 Receives grants from the National Institute of Informatics, an publicly-offered strategic joint research: “Research on a learning content distribution system using blockchain technology.”
2017 Starts research on a new learning platform based on a learning economic model using blockchain technology.
2016 NPO CCC-TIES Research Institute has been designated as a research institution stated in the Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Handling Regulations, Article 8.2 by MEXT
Files a patent application to protect the technology of CHiLO Book, preventing it from being used exclusively by a third party, and encouraging its use by publishing the patent (Japanese Patent Application No. 2016-242131).
2015 CHiLO developed into a product consisting of three subsystems, CHiLO Producer, CHiLO Library, and CHiLO Reader. It has become a total learning system that enables contents to be created, stored, distributed, and browsed (learned).
As a JICA invitation project, comprehensive vocational training was conducted through the development of digital teaching materials in Iran and realizes the introduction of the CHiLO system into the Academic Center for Education, Culture, and Research (ACECR).
2014 Provides CHiLO as a platform for OUJ-MOOC. One of the courses,” Nihongo Starter,” launched worldwide introducing open badges as a pioneer in Japan. The number of users reached 300,000.
2013 Distribution of TIES (Ver. 8) as an open source commences
2011 Development of new Moodle-based TIES (Ver. 7)
Convenes “Cultural seminar connecting Nara and the Silk Road,” supported by Nara Prefecture and Yakushiji Temple. Mr. Shogo Arai, governor of Nara Prefecture, attends as an honored guest.
Becomes the organizer of the University e-Learning Association.
Conclusion of a non-disclosure agreement with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and Maruzen Co. Ltd. Discussions begin regarding collaboration in the development of eBooks etc.
2010 Launch of TIES (Ver. 6)
2009 MEXT grants subsidy to project utilizing TIES as part of the Support Program for the Strategic Universities Partnership to Enhance University Education
2008 Launch of TIES (Ver. 5)
MEXT grants subsidy to project utilizing TIES as a part of the High-quality University Education Promotion Program
2007 MEXT approves subsidy for project utilizing TIES as part of the Cyber Campus Improvement Project (second term)
Installation of TIES server in the Nara prefectural information highway “Yamatoji Information Highway” enables all prefectural facilities, including public high schools, access to TIES video lectures at high-speed and low cost. (until 2010)
Becomes a part of the JUCE (Japan Universities Association for Computer Education) Cyber Campus Consortium Project and receives prioritized support.
2006 Nara Prefecture grants establishment authentication as a Specified nonprofit corporation, Cyber Campus Consortium TIES
2006 Inaugural meeting with the NPO CCC-TIES organizing committee
2005 User demand for the establishment of an affiliated organization supporting the TIES project strengthens. Around 30 universities join the e-learning system TIES.
2004 Launch of TIES (Ver. 4) Project utilizing TIES receives subsidy from MEXT as an endorsement program for university education with predominant features.
2003 Receives subsidy from MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) for Cyber Campus Improvement Project
2001 Launch of TIES (Ver. 3) TIES commences a free of charge service using an ASP for higher education institutes in Japan and abroad.
2000 Receives gratuitous offer for the use of the TIES server system software from Micosoft. Dr. Ikuo Nishioka (Chairman, Intel Japan), Mr. Makoto Naruke (President and CEO, Microsoft Japan), Mr. Susumu Furukawa (Chairman, Microsoft Japan) attend the TIES Symposium (Titles are from this year)
1999 Launch of TIES (Ver. 2) Five-university partnership project establishes and commences system sharing
1998 Open education activites start with TIES (Ver. 1)
1996 Academics of Tezukayama University initiate the TIES Project