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This module explains how to bring example materials from the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) into Connexions. It details adding image files, sections of texts, and links to dynamic GIS maps. "Bringing TIMEA Content into Connexions" is part 4 of a 5-part course that helps instructors use TIMEA materials and trains authors to develop new modules and courses using Connexions.

Through the Travelers in the Middle East Archive 's partnership with Connexions, we hope to go a step beyond the typical online archive and makedigitized texts, images and maps about the Middle East the building blocks for interactive learning communities—that is, to provideoriginal sources and construct educational materials and communities around these sources. TIMEA modules should thereforereference content within the archive.

We’ve experimented with bringing digital texts and images from TIMEA directly into Connexions, but we have found that sometweaking of TIMEA content is often necessary. For instance, TIMEA images are typically too large—1024 pixels along the longdimension--to work in Connexions. Since the ideal width for an image in Connexions is no wider than 600 pixels, we suggest thatyou download it from the TIMEA site, resize it, and upload it into Connexions as part of your module. At the same time, readers shouldbe able to see the larger version of the image and learn more about it, such as who created it and when. Therefore, we ask that you adda link to the item in the main TIMEA archive both in the "links" section of the module and in the caption for the item.

Using a timea image in connexions:

1) Download the image from DSpace , TIMEA’s content management system. Simply right click on the image (or, if you are using aMac, CTRL-click) and select “Save Image As.” Since all TIMEA content is available through the Creative Commons attribution license , you can download it without worrying that a horde of lawyers will soon descend upon you.

2) Resize the image so that its width is no greater than 600 pixels. You can use commercial programs such as Adobe Photoshop orfree programs such as IrfanView (our favorite), Gimp , or Picasa . Save the image in a format that will display on the web, such as jpg, png, orgif.

3) Import the image into Connexions. Once you are in the “Edit Module” part of Connexions, click the files tab, then follow thesesteps:

  • “Click the down arrow in the text box next to Add New Item. A drop-down list of valid item types appears.
  • Select "Image" from the drop-down list and click Add New Item. The "Edit Image" tab displays.
  • Click Browse. The "File Upload" dialog box displays.
  • Find the file you need and click on it.
  • Click Open. The image filename appears in the text box next to Browse.
  • Click Save to upload the image file into Connexions. A confirmation message and a preview of the image display.” (SeeConnexions’ tutorial on Editing Modules )
Managing Files in Connexions. (Courtesy Connexions)

4) At the point where you want to insert the figure, use the<figure>element, as shown below. You’re required to provide a unique ID for the figure (it can be pretty much anything, so long as it is unique). You can use the<name>tag to provide a title for the figure, which will appear immediately above the image. To bringan external figure (such as a jpg file) into the module, use the<media>tag; in the "type" attribute, indicate what type of file it is, and in the "src" attribute what it is called.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
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