Archives for May 2010

Advanced Twitter Tips, Tricks and 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? I led this advanced hands-session at Faculty Summer Institute 2010 exploring the answers to these questions. The interactive online handout, resource links, and video archive are available. I also offered an introductory Twitter workshop at FSI with basic steps for getting started.

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. I led this hands-on session at Faculty Summer Institute 2010 introducing the Twitter microblogging tool and discussing its mobile collaboration potential in the learning environment. The interactive online handout, resource links, and video archive are available. I also offered an advanced Twitter workshop at FSI with more tips and tricks.

Social Bookmarking 2.0: Research, Share and Collaborate 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! I gave this hands-on session at Faculty Summer Institute 2010 introducing the Diigo collaborative research tool and explore several practical applications for implementing collaborative resource sharing in the classroom. Interactive online handout, resource links, video archive, and sandbox Diigo group are available.

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Podcasting Online Faculty Development Programs

I gave this online talk along with Ann Morgan as a Wimba Distinguished Lecture on 4/30/2010 sharing Northern Illinois University’s journey offering live online faculty development workshops using Wimba Classroom as well as making online workshop archives available for on-demand viewing either online, in iTunes, or on a mobile device. Emphasis was placed on NIU’s step-by-step workflow for using the MP4 archive download capabilities in Wimba Classroom 6.0 to deliver archived online faculty development programs in podcast form. The presentation included considerations for hosting archives outside Wimba Classroom as well as the steps necessary to create a podcast RSS feed, submit to the iTunes store, and update the necessary files when a new MP4 archive from Wimba Classroom is available. Slides are available for download here. Video archive, full online presentation archive in Wimba, and podcast via iTunes formats are available.

Podcasting Online Faculty Development Programs from Jason Rhode on Vimeo.