We have been held up for a while in our experimentation with Moodle/SLoodle since the new versions (2.1.2 as at 10-Oct-2011) required a later version of PHP than our servers were set to. Apache/PHP changes are strictly controlled in the School of Informatics to address securuity issues, so its not something we can change quickly. Our main servers should be updated within the next month, but meantime, we updated a test server and now have a working Moodle 2.1.2 with a standing “course” for OpenVCE experimentation.
A new PhD student has started with our group, Punyanuch Borwarnginn from Thailand, having just completed the MSc in AI here. Her work will be in the area of Intelligent Learning Environments, and she will start with looking at aspects of Moodle, SLoodle and virtual worlds-based I-Room technology. Her blog on initial ideas is at: http://openvce.net/ile-proposal