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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

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 to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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