For the past couple of years, we’ve been working on the development of a format for Moodle that would truly lower the barrier to implementing and using Moodle. The idea was to create something very familiar for teachers and students to start with.
Well, we are getting one step closer. The Michigan REMC group has approved funding to start the programming. This has the potential of being a huge win for teachers. The new “social format” would allow teachers to quickly interact with Moodle. All the while, the full power and scope of Moodle will still be available.
If you’d like to know more, see this posting on Moodle.net. (I believe that you may have to register to view- registration is free).
There is still a ton of work to be done. However, big KUDOS to Chris Kenniburg and Bryan Smith for their work in getting this to happen. Also we greatly appreciate the vision to fund the project from the REMC group.