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Coverage of a variety of post workshop items including: rating modules, an affiliation lens, additional study materials and seeking help.

Post authoring workshop activities

Build modules and collections

Some authors will only build a few unrelated modules and never attempt to build a collection (a group of modules organized and delivered as a unit). Others will plan a complete textbook with dozens of modules organized into chapters. But all should:

  • Spend a few hours over the next few weeks and building at least four (4) modules.
  • Consider building a simple collection.

You might start the process by planning your modules by outlining them. You can use the spreadsheet method used earlier in this workshop to establish your module titles and summaries. Whatever you do, do something each week. Plan a few hours to work on becoming a Connexions author.

Provide feedback

Anyone can email the author of Connexions materials and provide feedback. As a new author, you should not take offense if someone emails you and describes a problem with your content, spelling, broken links, etc. Take it in stride and use the feedback to improve your materials.

Ask for feedback

As a new author you might want to contact a peer within your field of expertise and ask them to review your materials. Another pair of trusted eyes is great at insuring that your Connexions modules are viewed by others as quality modules.

Provide module ratings

When you are logged into your Connexions account, you can use the five (5) star rating system provided within Connexions to rate the modules of any authors.

Rating Modules

As your first experience at rating modules, we desire you to rate each of the seven (7) modules that were used in this workshop. Please go do it soon – maybe even today.

Affiliation lens

An “affiliation lens” within Connexions is a way to identify modules and collections identified as having the author’s material affiliated with that organization, group or project. You can select the “Lenses” tab from the Connexions home page to view the lenses that exist.

You should scroll down the “Affiliation lenses” category and discover if your institution has an affiliation lens. If it does have a lens, you should contact the person at your institution that manages the lens and inform them of the collections and/or independent modules (those not in a collection) by providing them the collection ID numbers (like: col10621) and module ID numbers (like: m19171). They can easily add your collections and modules to the lens.

Additional study

Within the link box (upper right corner of the module) there are several links provided.

  • Example – Links in this grouping provide access to several existing collections or modules. You can review them for ideas of how others are using and organizing Connexions materials.
  • Supplemental – Links in the grouping provide access to a variety of helps, modules and collections that cover being an author within Connexions.
Within the workshop we covered 8 CNXML tags. In the link: “Using Microsoft Word to Create Connexions Modules” there are an additional 9 CNXML tags that are covered.

Join the movement

If your organization has a discussion list or blog concerning Open Educational Resources (OER) or OpenCourseWare (OCW), please join in those activities.

Authoring workshop application

  • Ask any questions
  • Rate the workshop modules

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Authoring connexions modules using microsoft word documents. OpenStax CNX. Feb 24, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11154/1.4
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