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Contest overview

Open Educational Resources is offering the High Performance Computing community a unique opportunity to accelerate the education of the next generation science and engineering workforce. We all recognize and have read the reports reminding us that:

It is worth noting that a number of national reports (e.g. the recent PCAST report, Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World ) have made similar observations.

We believe OER will be a key component for addressing these needs. The idea behind OER is to make high-quality educational material freely available to teachers and learners so that they can master and enhance the material, in the same way that the Open Source movement has furthered the production of software. Once OER content exists, it can be picked up, used, and improved by a large and growing community. This creates a vibrant “ecosystem” for teaching and learning about a topic. In the context of parallel computing, we have already mentioned the need to create educational modules. Putting parallel computing modules into an OER system will allow others to comment on them, improve them, add to them, and (most importantly) learn from them. If the parallel computing community embraces OER and starts sharing its knowledge, it can rapidly help build the education and training materials needed to train learners, disseminate new information, and take the field to new heights.

The Connexions project at Rice University is a technology platform supporting OER for authors, educators and learners. As an open source / open content educational project, Connexions can host, distribute and serve as a platform for authoring and maintaining educational material. It provides excellent support for OER, including establishing a framework for new collaborators, providing and encouraging reusable content (modules), accepting a variety of input formats and supporting in place editing. It already hosts over 7000 educational modules in areas ranging from Fourier analysis, signal processing, statistics and physics to music theory. We have chosen Connexions as the platform for the Open Education Cup in order to have a convenient, scalable and reusable central repository for all the modules submitted.

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
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