Activity 1: Getting to know the open environment

Timing: 4 hours

Familiarise yourself with the open environment we are using for this open course by doing the following:

  1. Look at the content of other units in the OpenLearn environment to get a feel for the navigation and the overall environment. You can explore any topic from the OpenLearn home page.
  2. If you have not already done so, set up a blog, as mentioned above.
  3. Register your blog with the course aggregator.
  4. Post an introductory post to your blog, in which you explain why you’re studying this course and what your background is. Remember to tag it with #h817open (an explanation about tags can be found on WikipediaExternal link ). The blog aggregator is not an OU-supported system, so it may take a day for your post to appear – please be patient. In the course we will also be using forums within the OpenLearn environment, so if you prefer you can use these instead of a blog.
Last modified: Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 9:27 AM