As promised Moodle HQ has now released the much anticipated Moodle 2.5. It is already available to download from the Moodle.org site and from GIT. The Moodle Docs for 2.5 are also available.
There are a lot of cool new things and improved old things in this release which are sure to make many users admins and teachers alike very happy. These include:
Badges (see blog/video post)Installing Add-ons from inside Moodle UI (see blog/video post)Forms improvements (see blog/video post)UI Improvements (see blog post)New themes (see blog post)Drag and Drop updatesAssignment enhancementsTemplates for essay questions in QuizPerformance improvements
Via Patric Lougheed