A quick post on this today, to be followed up with more detail once confirmed.
Mobile VLE v2 (for OU VLE2 = Moodle 2.x)
Development work on this has been proceeding at a very good pace, where pre-existing modules and themes are available. Some of the recent alterations to design work naturally rising from implementation are due to management of space on screen. In particular some tweaking has been made to the study planner view to improve any redundant spacing – remembering of course that the amount of content per block is flexible. Similarly, the ForumNG improvements have meant that the indenting of threads (which are an issue for some) have needed a re-think on mobile, which will be achieved by indicating the position in the thread by preceding bullets e.g.
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Mainstreaming – support
Before any publicity or announcements are made on mobile support for our learning systems, we’d like to get a microsite up and running so that there is a blend of official guidance, but also self-help materials and embedded FAQs. In particular however, our students surveyed indicated a willingness to peer support on device specifics, so an unmoderated (but alertable) forum tool will be trialled for this purpose. I’m hoping that this work will be able to be developed before July for use over Summer 2011 and beyond.