Educhat is a service that offers support to school affairs based on Mattermost, a chatting service developed by Mattermost Inc. in the US, and optimized especially for the educational market in Japan after a series of enhancements. By digitalizing the administrative work that has been done on paper by busy teachers and staffs, the service makes the sharing of information easy and allows them to obtain necessary information right away.
Over the past year or so, Castalia has conducted a feasibility study of a chatting-based service to realize the continuation of education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we realized that the teachers have so much work to do and in order to improve education, we should start by digitally facilitating the working environment of the teachers; thus we started the development of this service. We are confident that by bringing the 'granted' environment of IT companies to the frontline of education, streamlining school affairs and facilitating the communications between the teachers/staffs, we can realize the education in the new era.