Technology Tools and Tips for Your Teaching Toolbox

With the seemingly endless selection of technology tools available, how do you choose the right technology tools to incorporate into your teaching? What tools may be the best fit and how do you implement them seamlessly?

Date/Time

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location

Room 314 in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library on the St. Paul Campus


Cost

Registration for this workshop is now closed.



With the seemingly endless selection of technology tools available, how do you choose the right technology tools to incorporate into your teaching? What tools may be the best fit and how do you implement them seamlessly? During this interactive hands-on workshop, see examples of various technology tools incorporated into teaching. Using a technology-integrated instructional strategies framework, well explore free and easy-to-use technology tools with accompanying teaching methods that can be implemented immediately. You will then have the opportunity to search for and try a new technology tool you would incorporate into your teaching.

We are excited that Dr. Jason Rhode, Director in the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University, will return to St. Thomas during J-term to facilitate this workshop. Dr. Rhode provides leadership and central coordination for the Office of the Provost on various aspects of online learning at NIU.  

With over a decade of experience in the field of online learning and having served as an online instructor, instructional designer, course developer, and program director, Jason is responsible for developing and offering training programs and support for NIU’s 1,200 faculty and staff on teaching with technology and related topics, in addition to providing leadership on technology-related issues.

Jason has designed and taught dozens of online and blended courses in numerous learning management systems, including Blackboard, WebCT, Desire2Learn, and Moodle and he shares his expertise with others interested in teaching online.  He currently designs and teaches online and blended courses in educational technology and instructional design and is a sought-after conference speaker, instructor, and online learning consultant.  

Dr. Jason Rhode, Northern Illinois University

Dr. Jason Rhode