Yianni Yessios and I had a blast talking with folks about the educational possibilities of WordPress at WordCamp Ed Northeast up in Worcester a couple of weeks ago. I was particularly impressed with the extention presentations.
Casey Bisson mentioned that a community cataloging piece is being developed for Scriblio. That could be promising for an Anthropology professor we work with who has a large photo collection of a little-known tribal group. Tribal members are willing to help catalog the images and we’ve been wanting to provide an online system to collect the metadata so it can be quality checked by researchers and librarians before being ported into an institutional collection.
Apparently developers at The Institute for the Future of the Book are cooking up CommentPress as a plugin. That would be nice for people who want the CommentPress functionality without their design elements that ride shotgun as part of the theme. I know you can edit the CSS, but it’ll be easier to have things separated.
ScholarPress is coming along nicely, too. I have to commend Dave Lester on enthusiastically carrying the flag for building the WordPress Ed Community. I’ve gotta start being more than a leech on that front.