CLAMP recommends using 1.9 for upcoming Academic year

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The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) report on Moodle 2.0 has been updated.  While they still do not believe that Moodle 2.0 is production-ready for their member institutions and are recommending that their colleges and universities stick to Moodle 1.9; they have gone so far as recommending pilots of Moodle 2.0, according to the report,

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Considerable work has been done on Moodle 2.0 since January 2011, including the resolution of two key blockers (unenrolling a student removes all of the student’s data from the course, wiki causes 1.9 to 2.0 upgrades to fail). However, several blocker issues remain for member schools that will take time to be resolved. In addition, there are several blocks and modules that still need to be converted to 2.0…

CLAMP will be encouraging member schools to run Moodle 2.0 pilots during 2011-2012 in order to help us (and Moodle core) identify bugs as well as develop Moodle 2.0-specific training and documentation.

CLAMP is the developer of a Liberal Arts Edition (LAE) Moodle distribution which is available from their website: http://www.clamp-it.org/code/.

According to the report, CLAMP will be working with Moodle 2.0 over the next year to update/create LAE for the newest version and to help pilot it at volunteer schools.  The main blockers which are preventing CLAMP from recommending an upgrade to Moodle 2.0 include backup/restore issues and a host of incompatibility of the key features included in their Liberal Arts Edition currently available for Moodle 1.9.  While underscoring the blockers they have identified the report writers also included their praise of new features in Moodle 2.0

You can read the whole report in PDF here (report last revised 5/13/2011).