Why not design a new theme specially dedicated to Digital Learning?
A theme like "All in One" that would include not only the e-Learning but the Learning Management and Social Learning also. To create a comprehensive tool easy to use for managing community of learners.
No need to develop new programs. They already exist and are free. It would be enough to integrate them into a single workspace for students, teachers and administrator(s).
We can easily find forums, Q & A, directory, webtv, chat, Wiki, network, videoconferencing, and of course, do not forget the educational blogs.
Concurence already offers interesting things but not quite accomplished. Wootheme could make the difference with his very good reputation of its brand and its support. This is a good business that is growing.
Wishing you good luck and a great success!
Sorry for my bad English. I have not finished yet my course ;-)
Features like forums, directories etc. do not belong in a theme, but should be built as separate plugins/extensions.
Bundling all those features into a theme is bad practice, and that’s why we have the Sensei plugin and extensions for it, so it can be used independently of the theme :)