Telegistic today reported on the new BuddyPress plugin being developed for the CUNY Academic Commons. This is exciting news for educators who are building and developing self-sustainable LMS apart from what their universities provide through what used to be called Global Learning Systems (GLS) such as OnCourse, BlackBoard and Angel. It’s also a boon to those who believe in the democratized education movement and see BuddyPress along with ScholarPress as coming a long way in filling the customization gap that instructors need.
The new BuddyPress plugin is only in Beta right now so its not recommended for general public use just yet.
I’ll be discussing more of the newer ScholarPress/BuddyPress goodies and what you can do with them to deliver a customized course experience in an upcoming post.