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. More details on my role at NIU is available at niu.edu/jrhode.
- Ph.D., Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University, 2008.
Dissertation Topic: Interaction equivalency in self-paced online learning environments: An exploration of learner preferences
- M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle Pacific University, 2003
- B.A., Children’s Ministries, North Central University, 2000
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. I have designed and taught a wide array of blended and online courses in instructional design and educational technology and I enjoy sharing my experiences having done so with others.
Last Updated: 3/6/2011