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Browsing the Connexions Web Site

Module by: Kenneth Leroy Busbee. E-mail the author

Summary: How to use the browse feature on the Connexions web site.

Browsing

The best way to learn about how to browse is to get a little bit of understanding and then practice (play around with the browse feature).

Figure 1: Content Tab reveals the Browse Content area
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Browse has limited uses. After selecting an item from the “1. Browse” box; the “2. Refine” box will provide a second set of limiting choices. Often the limiting choices are the alphabet and you select a letter. When it shows the list you scroll down and select the item you want. Let’s show one practical examples: searching for an author.

Author Example

Let’s search for content created by Kenneth Leroy Busbee.

Figure 2: Browsing for an Author – Slide 1
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Figure 3: Browsing for an Author – Slide 2
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Figure 4: Browsing for an Author – Slide 3
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Practice Browsing

The best way to understand how to do browsing is to practice or play with it. Remember, over time additional items will be added to the repository and your browse results will change.

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Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

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Definition of a lens

Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

Tags are descriptors added by lens makers to help label content, attaching a vocabulary that is meaningful in the context of the lens.

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