Upgrading to Moodle 1.6.1

We’re upgrading to Moodle 1.6.1 next week and I’m really excited about the update. One of the modules that we have had some interesting experience with over the last two semesters is the Wiki. Our professors have begun using it in their courses and they’re reaping the benefits of its collaborative writing environment and the students are generating wonderful content. In 1.6.1, Moodle introduces blogs to the open source LMS, which will provide a new tool to our community for learning and communicating. I’m excited to see what develops over the coming year.


Becoming a news hound

My friend Robert writes about the need for PR students to become news hounds — this blog isn’t about PR, but his list of news sources is excellent so hop on over to his blog and take a look at the extensive list of sites he provides.