Principles of marketing/PMKT101/Orientation/OERu platform
The OERu technology environment
At the OERu, “open” means that learners should be able to access all the course learning materials without the need to register or set a password. (This is in contrast to many websites that require users to register an account before they can even see the content.) At OERu, learners can view all our content and community contributions without the need to register an account. There are, however, good reasons for you to register: you will need to create an account before posting contributions to any of our hosted websites (we do not think anonymous commenting fosters community, and this also helps minimise spam postings). By registering, you can also gain better control of your engagement with the OERu and we’ll provide various ways for you to customise your interactions with us.
The OERu learning environment is comprised of three main components:
- An open course website hosted on course.oeru.org which contains all the learning materials - for example this site: https://course.oeru.org/pmkt101/
- A collection of “best of breed” open source interaction technologies where learners can post comments and interact with each other. These technologies are listed in the OERu technology wheel below.
- A summary course feed which collects relevant posts and contributions from these distributed interaction technologies in a central place on each course website - see for example the PMKT101 course feed.