In a discussion about implementing OPuS, on the ISED listserve, Richard Kassissieh made the following suggestion.
The OPuS technology platform should match the overall OPuS concept in terms of how centrally organized it is. If OPuS is an unschool, then the central site should be simple, low-cost, generic, and easy to manage.
This makes a lot of sense to me... and it is really the only viable option available at present.
I'm going to be creating a WikiSpaces wiki over the next week that will provide some of the functionality discussed in these three previous posts.
I plan on using a ning as the virtual gathering place for OPuS1. I'll be working on developing this site as well over the next week and welcome collaboration with anyone interested.
If you have an idea for a Community of Practice please add it to the OPuS CoP brainstorming board.