I've been wanting to find the time to write this post for a while, but different things (aka work, life) kept getting in the way.
For those who are interested in getting started in putting the different pieces of OpenAcademic together, here are some of the building blocks.
A Moodle 1.6 OpenID consumer:
This code was written by Kevin Jardine, with the install tested by Kevin and us.
The code is available here: http://code.google.com/p/oamoodleopenid/
We have not tested this code in a shared hosting environment, but we have tested it in a few different LAMP stacks. For those of you who are comfortable working in a Linux environment, the install is pretty straightforward. The one main obstacle we encountered was with miscompiled gmp libraries, and we documented the fix for this in the ReadMe.txt that comes with the download. For the generally curious, you...