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Using and Creating TIMEA Educational Materials in Connexions

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Summary: The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) has developed over 25 educational modules in Connexions to accompany its digital archive of texts, images and maps related to Western travel in the Middle East, particularly Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. "Using and Creating TIMEA Educational Materials in Connexions" explains how students and teachers can use these modules, discussing key features of the Connexions interface such as adding annotations. We invite those with an interest in the topics covered by TIMEA (such as archaeology, history, literary studies, museum studies, and information literacy) to author their own modules. We provide an introduction to creating modules in Connexions, offer some tips and guidelines for making these modules consistent with others related to TIMEA, and explain how to link to content within the TIMEA digital archive. Many of the topics covered in the course are discussed in greater detail in Connexions' own tutorials.

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