'Track OER' is a JISC and HEFCE-funded project to facilitate Web analytics for Open Educational Resources.

trackoer-core is the central web application for the Project, providing clean URL redirection to no-Javascript web-bugs for Piwik and Google Analytics, and test/demonstration pages.


  • PHP 5.2+
  • Apache 2.2+
  • (Piwik 1.8+ -- this can be run on a separate server/host.)


git clone
cd trackoer-core/application

# Copy the default configuration file
cp config/trackoer_config.dist.php config/trackoer_config.php

# Edit the configuration file.. (see comments in the PHP for now)
vi config/trackoer_config.php

# (Re-)start Apache
service httpd restart


14-21 August 2012

  • DONE. Implement a status/log feature for oerform,
  • DONE. Add <link rel=alternate> to oerform - point to oEmbed service,
  • DONE. Add visible links to alternative formats - point to oEmbed service,
  • DONE. Example links for oerform,
  • DONE. Tidy up oerform UI - minimalist!
  • ? Fix the tracking snippet - source-path,
  • DONE. Fix "oucontent/view.php?id=471422┬žion=3" - & matters!
  • LOW. Javascript 'select-all' for oerform,
  • Document the proposed oEmbed/oerform API,
  • Implement Ga_Tracker,
  • About page, donottrack etc.


trackoer-core: Copyright 2012 The Open University.

  • License: [free/open source -- license to be decided]


Track OER (trackoer-core) is developed by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, with support from JISC.

For full credits and licenses see docs/