Moodle is a learning management system (LMS) that has been in use at Middlebury since 2007 (under the name of Measure), primarily for online exams. In the fall of 2011, Moodle was introduced to the college community as a platform for creating course web site.
In 2008, Ian Barrow published a book on Surveying and Mapping in Colonial Sri Lanka (Oxford University Press). It's the first in-depth account and assessment of the colonial survey department during the nineteenth century. My research for the book and developing interest in Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) has prompted me to offer a course on Sri Lankan history in Spring 2010. My book will probably be one of the texts.