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.

Great Diigo edu resources – check it out: RT~@jrhode: : “Social Bookmarking 2.0: Research…using Diigo” at http://tiny.cc/fsi2010diigoless than a minute ago via web

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.

Tips for Teaching with Blogs

I recently gave a talk at the UIC e-Teaching Symposium sharing practical tips for teaching with blogs. Here’s the video from the session recorded on a Flip HD pocket video camera along with the interactive handout in the form of a blog at uicblogs.blogspot.com. The Flip HD automatically stopped recording after 1 hour, so unfortunately the archive is missing the final 30 mins. of the talk

Teaching with Blogs: Tips and Best Practices from the Trenches from Jason Rhode on Vimeo.

Teaching with Blogs Best Practices

Blogs have become common tools for communicating and collaborating online. While setting up a blog takes only a matter of minutes, effectively incorporating blogs into online teaching requires purposeful planning and structuring of activities to leverage the power that blogging brings to the learning environment. This presentation I gave at the 2009 SLATE Conference shared the experiences of incorporating instructor and student blogs into an online course as well as practical recommendations for those considering utilizing blogs in online learning. Sample instructor and student blogs as well as activities designed specifically for blogs were reviewed.

In addition to recording the session using a FlipVideo camera and sharing via Vimeo as well as a podcast in iTunes, I also experimented with live streaming the session using Twitcam. My colleague, Stephanie Richter, moderated the live stream / Twitter comments. The interactive online handout contains all the links, screen shots, and examples that I shared and/or referenced. Enjoy!

Cite this presentation as:

Rhode, J. F., & Richter, S. L. (2009, Oct. 16). Blogger beware: Teaching with blogs best practices. Presented at the 2009 SLATE Conference, Chicago, IL

FSI 2009 Presentations

I’m leading the following hands-on workshops at the 2009 Faculty Summer Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Follow @fsi and #fsi09 on Twitter.

Rhode, J. F. (2009, May 19). Getting started creating web pages with Google Sites. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. | handout | links |

Rhode, J. F. (2009, May 19). Quick and simple creation of educational tutorials. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. | handout | links |

Rhode, J. F. (2009, May 20). Mastering micro-blogging. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. | handout | links |

Rhode, J. F. (2009, May 20). Web 2.0 gizmos and gadgets. Presented at Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. | handout | links |