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This module describes how to navigate a Connexions module and highlights some of key features, such as adding annotations and assembling modules into your own course. "Using TIMEA Modules" is part 2 of a 5-part course that helps instructors use modules associated with TIMEA (Travelers in the Middle East Archive) and trains new authors to develop modules and courses using Connexions.

All materials in Connexions, including resources associated with TIMEA (Travelers in the Middle East Archive), are available for you to use and re-usefreely so long as you attribute the source . For instance, you can link to Connexions modules from a course or personal web page, or print out modules forpersonal use or inclusion in a course reader. TIMEA modules explore the research process and the history and culture of the MiddleEast, using digitized texts, images and maps in the TIMEA online archive as case studies. We anticipate that TIMEA modules will beused in a variety of ways: by students who want to improve their research skills and knowledge of the Middle East, researchersinvestigating the culture and history of the Middle East, and instructors in disciplines such as archaeology, art history,literature, history, and Middle Eastern studies.

TIMEA modules in Connexions feature the TIMEA logo, which users can click to go to the TIMEA home page. Inaddition, these modules have their own unique look that marks them as being associated with TIMEA.

Since Connexions aims to show the linkages among concepts, the left toolbar provides several kinds of links torelated material: examples, supplemental material, similar content within Connexions, and courses using the module.

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Creating courses

If you want to guide students through a topic, you can arrange modules—whether they were authored by you or someone else--into acourse. For instance, Beth Harris at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY has built a course called “History of Western Art and Civilization” that is composed of modules written by Al van Helden for his Galileo web site and course. Connexions enables you to organize the modules into a sequence, add links to content inside and outside ofConnexions, provide keywords, and author a description of your course.

To create a course, you need to work either in your personal workgroup or in a collaborative one. Connexionsprovides detailed tutorials on how to use work areas and the course composer tool for building courses, so I’ll mention only a few key features here. You can set up a collaborative work groupand add other members of Connexions to it, allowing them to work with you in editing modules or building a course. From your work area , you can search Connexions for published modules to add to yourcourse, or you can create new courses and modules. Using the course composer , you can create a course, organize it into sections, provide information about it, add and arrange modules,provide links, and, ultimately, publish it.

If you want to use a module in a course but also wish to make some changes to it, you have several options. Onthe most basic level, you can re-title the module and change its links. If you would like to make deeper changes, you can use the Suggest Edits function to ask the author to make revisions. Alternatively, you can copy an existing module, revise it, andpublish it under your name using the Derived Copy function. Derived copies include an acknowledgement that they are based on another author’s module.

Questions & Answers

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
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
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
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
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how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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