Jason Rhode, Ph.D.

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Jason Rhode, PhD

I am the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University. In my role at NIU I am responsible for developing and offering programs and support for faculty and staff on teaching with technology and related topics, providing leadership on technology-related issues, and performing supervisory functions at the Center. With over a decade of experience in the field of online learning, I work closely with various units at NIU on addressing faculty needs related to online teaching.

I develop and provide training programs on web-course management systems as well as a variety of other topics related to online teaching and learning at Northern Illinois University. In addition, I also serve as an instructional designer, online course developer, and adjunct faculty for Valley Forge Christian College and adjunct faculty for Concordia University Chicago, Seattle Pacific University, University of Illinois, and the Illinois Online Network.

I'm using this microblog as my main communication portal and session resource repository for Faculty Summer Institute 2010 (FSI2010). Links to the interactive handouts for the sessions I'm leading are available above.

You can connect with me on Twitter and Diigo, among other places online.

Social Bookmarking 2.0: Research, Share and Collaborate Online Using Diigo

Do you struggle to keep track of all your favorite Web sites and other online resources? Would you like to share the links to your favorite online resources with your colleagues or students? Using Diigo, you can both easily bookmark your favorite online resources in the cloud and annotate, share, and collaborate in new ways! This hands-on session will introduce the Diigo collaborative research tool and explore several practical applications for implementing collaborative resource sharing in the classroom.

Session tag: fsi2010diigo

Session short URL: tiny.cc/fsi2010diigo

Session resource list: tiny.cc/fsi2010list

Session sandbox Diigo group: tiny.cc/fsi2010group

Session archive: vimeo.com/11910495

Session Objectives:


Background and Definitions: 


Video Tutorials:

Benefits to Social Bookmarking:

Why Diigo?

Steps to Getting Started:  

  1. Sign-up for free account
  2. Install Diigo toolbar
  3. Bookmark online favorites
  4. Add other users to your network
  5. Add categories for users to easily filter shared resources
  6. Join existing groups
  7. Share links with your groups
  8. Request an educator account
  9. Create a private list for each class to organize bookmarks
  10. Create a private group for each class
  11. Select a tag for each class (course number recommended, such as: edt6030, sn1021) and ask students to use as one of the tags they use when bookmarking resources related to the course
  12. Have students share course-related bookmarked resources with the class group on Diigo



Recommendations for Existing Delicious Users:

Cite this session/handout as:  

Rhode, J. F. (2010, May 19). Social Bookmarking 2.0: Research, Share and Collaborate Online Using Diigo. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.