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.

Keep it Short and Tweet: Intro to Microblogging Using Twitter

Twitter is an online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe that they are doing or thinking at a given moment, in 140 characters or less. This hands-on session at Faculty Summer Institute 2010 introduced the Twitter microblogging tool and discussed its mobile collaboration potential in the learning environment.

Session tag: fsi2010twitter

Handout short URL: bit.ly/fsi2010twitter

Session bookmarks: bit.ly/fsi2010twitterlinks

Session archive: vimeo.com/11861933

Session Objectives





Steps to Getting Started

  1. Create a free account
  2. Start posting updates
  3. Follow your friends and colleagues


For more, see Advanced Twitter Tips, Tricks & Tools

Cite this session/handout as:  

Rhode, J. F. (2010, May 18). Keep It Short and Tweet: Intro to Microblogging Using Twitter. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.