Choosing a platform upon which to teach or blog or run a server is a crucial step. It isn’t simply that it is important to consider which is the latest and greatest, nor to discard that as often a newly developed system gives a much needed thorough housecleaning; however, it helps to consider which platform has an active and open community.
Take Moodle for example, this plugin crossed my vision yesterday and I was reminded that a community that produces software because a platform allows it will always offer some advantage beyond the initial setup.
Reader: a plugin module to track and incentivize reading by students. Available for Moodle 2.x, the reviews suggest that "the gamification features make this a highly motivational tool to encourage reading for fun". Visit the site for more information j.mp/plg-reader