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.

Advanced Twitter Tips, Tricks & Tools

Have you gotten started with Twitter but now wondering what else is possible?  What are hashtags?  What are Twitter lists and how do get started using them? How can you easily post photos, videos, and links?  What additional online tools and 3rd party apps can be integrated with Twitter to streamline posting of resources? This advanced hands-session explored the answers to these questions.  Bring your own Twitter account. 

Session tag: fsi2010twitter

Session short URL: bit.ly/fsi2010twitter2

Session bookmarks: bit.ly/fsi2010twitterlinks

Session archive: vimeo.com/11875121



Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.


@Replys are public responses to Twitter posts. Include a users Twitter username anywhere in the tweet immediately preceded by the @ symbol, such as: @fsi. The user then will see the public mention and their username becomes a direct link to their main Twitter page.

Posting Links

Posting Photos

Posting Video



Online Apps

Desktop Apps

Browser Plugins

Mobile Apps

More Twitter Tips

Find all session bookmarks at bit.ly/fsi2010twitterlinks

Cite this session/handout as:  

Rhode, J. F. (2010, May 18). Advanced Twitter Tips, Tricks and Tools. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.