Jason Rhode Named 2008 SLATE Star

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Jason Rhode, assistant director of NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received the 2008 SLATE Star Award. Rhode has made tremendous contributions to the group and Web-based education through his innovative workshops on state-of-the-art Web-based technologies, engaging tutorials and a willingness to share his expertise and experience with others. SLATE is the Midwest Blackboard Users Group created from the concept that all institutions deploying and/or currently using Web-based … Read More

Archive: Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom

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The following slides were shared as part of the recent online faculty development program concerning using Wimba Classroom to conduct online office hours. Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: workshopsniufacdevwimbas…) The archive of the session is available here. For more information about participating in upcoming online faculty development sessions offered by the NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, visit http://www.facdev.niu.edu/facdev/programs/online

Sifting and Sharing Your Favorites Using Google Reader

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m far from the being the “ideal blogger” that writes detailed, lengthy, insightful posts on a regular basis. I hope to one day become more faithful and substantive in my blog postings. However, right now, I find that the primary purpose I have for blogging is to share and archive quick information updates as well as post concerning new technology, tools, or approaches … Read More

Free Online Workshop: Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom

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Jason Rhode is leading an online session Thu., Oct. 16th from 12-1pm CDT entitled, “Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom.” Here’s the description of the session: Whether teaching in a traditional face-to-face, hybrid, or online course, offering optional office hours provides students with the opportunity to seek further clarification and assistance, enriching the learning experience. The Wimba Classroom online collaboration suite is one technology that integrates seamlessly with Blackboard … Read More

Upcoming Free Wimba Webinars

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Wimba is offering these free online seminars exclusively to education professionals like you. Register now and if you miss the event you’ll receive an archived link of the session which you can view at your convenience. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues. How Using Wimba Supports Cognitive Processes Resulting in Higher Retention Rates Presented by: Lisa Frazier, MED, Curriculum Development Specialist/ Instructional Technologist, Great … Read More

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