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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

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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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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