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The several reasons (saving your place as you read a collection, rating modules, creating lenses and building content) for having a Connexions accout are highlighted. Included are directions to general training on how to understand and use the Connexions web site and these features.

Several good reasons

With a Connexions account you can:

  • Provide feedback to authors and other users by rating modules – This feedback from all users (other authors, students using textbook collections, etc.) helps authors decide which modules need improving and helps other users in evaluating the quality of respository content.
  • Have your own “My Favorites” lens and make other “Member List” lenses
    • Save your place when reading through a collection is a feature of the “My Favorites” lens
    • You can make yourown private “Member List” lenses to create the ability for you to focus on part of the repository
  • I mprove the quality of instructional materials and scholarly works available to the world via the Internet – free 24/7
    • Contribute materials that you author to the Connexions repository
    • Remix or change (customize) materials provided by others that are in the Connexions repository
    • Build collections (a group of modules) that specifically serve your students or audience from modules that you either create, improve or use without changing

Often being an author, is over emphasized and pushed as the number one reason to get a Connexions account. Having authors contribute to the repository is important; however usage of the repository by users is equally important. Increasing quality content in the Connexions repository goes hand in hand with increased usage of that content . It’s like the Chinese “Yin&Yang”, both are important. We encourage all to create an personal account.


Available training

A link is provided (in the box at the upper right corner of this module’s page) to the “Busbee’s Connexions Training” lens. It contains six collections that cover:

  1. Understanding the Vision of Connexions
  2. How to Search and Browse the Connexions Web Site (includes rating modules)
  3. Effectively Using and Creating Connexions Lenses
  4. Authoring Connexions Modules using Microsoft Word Documents
  5. Ideas and Tools for Improving Connexions Modules and Collections
  6. Appendix Materials for a Connexions Collection used as a College Course

Each collection consists of several modules. The items appear alphabetically within the lens; however the “Lens Comments” for each item has its item position number similar to the list above. The first four items provide a natural progression for training.

You might want to bookmark the URL to the lens in your browser. The link is: (External Link)

Connexions help

Don’t hesitage to use the “Help” tab on the connexions home page at: (External Link)

It is organized differently than the above training collections, but contains ample information on how to use the Connexions Project. Don’t be afraid to click on something. Some of the menu items on the left expand as you click on them.

Connexions Help Tab

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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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