Chris Kenniburg shared some new info on the development of the Social/Facebook/Edmodo course format that the Michigan REMC has contracted a Moodle Partner to develop. While the format isn’t ready for release yet, if the screenshots are doing it justice coding and development is nearly done and the course format could have a major affect on Moodle bringing it up to par with a more social and very usable interface for teachers and students. The addon for Moodle should be available very early in 2015, potentially released at the Michigan MoodleMoot in January.
The format is a new take on Moodle by providing activities and resources in a stream of posting. Posts can be designed to be seen only by some groups or everyone, activities and resources can be attached to any post.
Check out the screenshot below for a taste of how this addon will function.