After an initial test with WordPress (Buddypress) and Drupal (to exploit the benefits of using taxonomies to represent competency frameworks), the choice was made to use Moodle and Exabis, a competency-based ePortfolio integrated in Moodle. We thought that using Moodle would save us from bespoke developments required by Drupal or WordPress. Then, at a later stage, it was decided that Exabis would be replaced by Mahara. My colleague Niel (@NeilOSIT) would work on the development of the main version of the course,ePortfolio for Key Competencies, while I would work on an adaptation entitled Open Badges for Key Competencies in order to address different audiences and check how easy it is to re-purpose a learning module, in the perspective of future localisations (translation and adaptation to the target audience).
Practicising Moodle and Mahara raised a number of issues, some specific to Moodle, others to Mahara and eventually in making the two of them work together.