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Presentations

Center staff present their work regionally, nationally, and internationally at various conferences and professional meetings as well as with committees and task forces on campus. Below you will find a listing of our recent presentations.

Campus Presentations

Long, G., Miller, T., and Richter, S. (2013, September 26). MOOCS – What are They and Why Do They Matter? Presented at Northern Illinois University Academic Advising Summit.

Hodges, B. (2013, October 15). Program coordination for adult learners. Presented for CAHA; Curriculum and Program Development in Adult Continuing Education at Northern Illinois University.

Richter, S. (2013, August 19). Building connections – Designing transformative experiences. Presented at the Course Transformation Project Orientation at Northern Illinois University.

Richter, S. (2013, April 12). Preview of New Features in Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP. Presented to the Computing Facilities Advisory Committee at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. (2013, April 5). An Overview of Online Education. Presented to Department of Psychology Faculty at Northern Illinois University.

Krishnamurthi, M. (2013, Mar. 8).  Collaborative Research for the NIU PI Academy.  Presented to PI Academy at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J., & Richter, S. (2013, Jan. 7). An Overview of Online Education. Presented to School of Nursing and Health Studies General Faculty Council at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. (2012, Sep. 7). Blackboard Learn updates. Presented to Computing Facilities Advisory Committee at Northern Illinois University.

Cabrera, D. (2012, March 9). Tools for Online Instruction.  Presented to NIU College of Health and Human Sciences Faculty.

Hodges, B. (2012, March 2). Office of Assessment Services’ Assessment Expo 2012. Poster presentation at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. (2012, Feb. 28). Self-Paced Training Modules on Online Teaching. Presented to Faculty Development Advisory Committee at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. (2012, Feb. 25). Teaching with iPads: Tips and techniques. Presented to graduate course, ETT 590 – iPads in the Classroom at Northern Illinois University.

Nicholson, H., & Rhode, J. (2011, Dec. 7). Introduction to RSS, Facebook, and Twitter. Presented to the Center for NGO Leadership and Development at Northern Illinois University.

Nicholson, H., & Rhode, J. (2011, Nov. 30). Social media 101: Understanding the posts, tweets, and information sharing. Presented to the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. (2011, Apr. 14). Online teaching: Basics, bells 'n' whistles, and best practices. Presented to the College of Health and Human Sciences Faculty Town Hall at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J., Krishnamurthi, M., Cabrera, D., and Urban, O. (2011, Feb. 9). Supporting distributed teaching and learning at NIU. Presented to Distributed Learning Task Force Academic Workgroup at Northern Illinois University.

Giesen, J., Krishnamurthi, M., and Richter, S. (2011, Feb. 8). Promoting teaching effectiveness at NIU. Presented to the Committee on the Undergraduate Academic Environment at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. and Krishnamurthi, M. (2011, Feb. 4). Blackboard usage, upgrade, and user support at NIU. Presented to the Northern Illinois University Computing Facilities Advisory Committee.

Krishnamurthi, M., Rhode, J., and Richter, S. (2011, Jan. 18). Blackboard usage, upgrade, and user support at NIU. Presented to the NIU President's Senior Cabinet.

Rhode, J. (2011, Jan. 11). Blackboard next generation overview and upgrade. Presented to the Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

Conference Presentations

Richter, S. & Long, G. (2014, July 17). Making Massive Meaningful: Changing Perceptions About Disability with a MOOC. Presented at BbWorld 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

Rhode, J. (2014, July 15). Being present and engaging students using Blackboard Video Everywhere. Presented at the 2014 Blackboard World Educational Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Rhode, J., & Stange, M. (2014, July 14). Trends in online learning. Presented at the 2014 Blackboard World Educational Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Richter, S. (2014, July 10). Enhancing Student Learning Utilizing Technology. Presented at the 2014 American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Institute, Miles College, Birmingham, AL.

Miller, T. (2014, May 31). Faculty’s new toolbox: A three part model for skill development. Presented at Lilly International Spring Conference, Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD.

Cabrera, D. & Gowen, P. (2014, May 20). Mobile Learning: Screencasting - Create, Explain and Share Using Your Mobile Device, presented at 2014 Faculty Summer Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Richter, S. (2014, May 20). Teaching with infographics. Presented at the 2014 Faculty Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Richter, S. (2014, May 16). Building connections – Designing transformative experiences. Presented at the Course Transformation Lite Project Orientation at Northern Illinois University.

Rhode, J. (2014, April 10). Ready, set, record: Being present and engaging students online using YouTube. Presented at the 7th Annual Sloan Consortium International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, Dallas, TX.

Richter, S. & Krishamurthi, M. (2014, January 11). Preparing faculty for teaching a MOOC: Recommendations from research and experience. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Educational and Information Technology, Toronto, Ontario.  

Rhode, J. (2013, November 21). Designing self-paced training modules as the foundation of online faculty certification. Presented at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, FL.

Miller, T., Rhode, J., and Richter, S. (2013, October 10). Designing and Developing a MOOC: Lessons from Experience.  Presented at the 2013 SLATE Conference, Naperville, IL.

Richter, S., Brown, A., Thurber, B., and Pearson, R. (2013, October 10). MOOC Design From a Student Perspective. Presented at the 2013 SLATE Conference, Naperville, IL.

Cabrera, D. (2013, October 10). What to Consider When Integrating Multimedia for Online Instruction.  Presented at the 2013 SLATE Conference, Naperville, IL.

Rhode, J. (2013, July 10). Enterprise surveys and course evaluations: Features and considerations for institutional adoption. Presented at 2013 Blackboard World Educational Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Rhode, J., & Richter, S. (2013, July 10). Lessons from tacos and pizza: The importance of 24/7 access for students. Presented at 2013 Blackboard World Educational Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Rhode, J., & Richter, S. (2013, July 9). Offering online professional development for faculty using a cross-platform strategy. Presented at 2013 Blackboard World Educational Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Pacansky-Brock, M., Rhode, J., & Wicks, D. (2013, April 10). How is emerging tech reshaping the future of faculty development? Presented at the 6th Annual Sloan Consortium International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, Las Vegas, NV.

Rhode, J. (2013, March 29). Social teaching strategies for engaging today's active learner. Keynote presentation at the 2013 Western Illinois University Symposium on Teaching, Research and Creative Activities, Macomb, IL.

Geronimo, J. (2012, Oct. 12).  Best Practices in Teaching Online With Moodle. Presented at the 2012 SLATE Conference at NIU Naperville.

Rhode, J. (2012, Oct. 12). Best practices teaching with Twitter. Presented at the 10th Annual SLATE Conference, Naperville, IL.

Rhode, J. & Wasowski, M. (2012, Oct. 12). Upgrading is not an uphill battle: How NIU easily transitioned to Blackboard Collaborate. Presented at the 10th Annual SLATE Conference, Naperville, IL.

Geronimo, J. (2012, Oct. 11). Using Adobe Presenter to Create Rich Media Presentations and Learning Content. Presented at the 2012 SLATE Conference at NIU Naperville.

Richter, S. (2012, July 19). Enhancing Student Learning Utilizing Technology. Presented online at the 2012 American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Institute, Miles College, Birmingham, AL.

Rhode, J., Richter, S., Geronimo, J. (2012, July 12). LMS upgrade: Roadmap for successful  implementation. Presented at BbWorld 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Geronimo, J. (2012, July 27). Examining Changes in Faculty Beliefs and Practices in Designing and Teaching Online Courses in Moodle. Presented at the 2012 Midwest Moodle Moot in Goshen, Indiana.

Geronimo, J. (2012, July 11). Moodle for K-12. Presented online for Progressive Business Conferences, Malvern, PA, at http://www.pbconferences.com/2C3/0.

Crawley, S., Lim, D., Rhode, J., Smith, R., & Tao, D. (2012, July 11). Blackboard Collaborate upgrade panel. Presented at 2012 Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit, New Orleans, LA.

Boncuore, C., Rhode, J., Sadowski, K., & Tuttle, H. (2012, July 11). Rock on, SLATE! An up close look at how a Blackboard user group has impacted teaching, learning and support of technology in the Midwest. Presented at BbWorld 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Rhode, J. (2012, July 11). Have your cake and eat it too! Podcasting online faculty development programs using Blackboard Collaborate mp4 archives. Presented at 2012 Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit, New Orleans, LA.

Richter, S.  (2012, May 16). A Classroom in Your Pocket: An Introduction to Mobile Learning. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Richter, S.  (2012, May 15). Amaze and Inspire with Prezi. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cabrera, D. (2012, May 14). Screencasting: Design, Development, and Delivery, Parts I & II.  Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Richter,  S.  (2012, May 14). Using Quick Response (QR) Codes for Mobile Learning. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rhode, J., Moore, V., & Arora, R. (2012, July 11). Northern Illinois University: Success with Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Mobile, and More. Presented at BbWorld 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Rhode, J. (2011, November 4). Teaching and learning in the mobile age. Keynote presentation at the 2011 College of Lake County Technology Conference, Grays Lake, IL

Rhode, J. (2011, November 4). Designing mobile-friendly courses. Presented at the 2011 College of Lake County Technology Conference, Grays Lake, IL

Conlon, C., Rhode, J., Richter, S., & Urban, O. (2011, October 13). LMS upgrade: Roadmap for successful implementation. Presented at the 2011 SLATE Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rhode, J. (2011, October 7). Teaching with iPads: Tips and techniques. Presented at the 2011 Illinois Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL.

Cabrera, D. (2011, May 18). Screencasting: Design, development, and delivery. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cabrera, D. (2011, May 18). Advanced short focused online tutorials with Articulate Engage. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Richter, S. (2011, May 18). Simple PowerPoint tricks to improve learning. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Richter, S. (2011, July 12). The freedom to choose: Simulcasts with Wimba Classroom. Presented at the Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

Richter, S. (2011, May 17). Amaze and inspire with emerging presentation tools. Presented at the Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching Technologies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bowen, K., Rhode, J., and Zink, H. (2011, Apr. 27). Mobile communication strategies. Presented at the Going Mobile in Higher Ed: International Online Conference 2011.

Rhode, J. (2011, Apr. 7). Mobile microblogging: Easily share text, photos, audio, and video with a single mobile app. Presented at the Mobile Learning Experience 2011, Phoenix, AZ.

Rhode, J. (2011, Feb. 18). Social bookmarking: Keep track of and share your online favorites using Diigo. Presented at the 2011 Urban Teachers Conference, Concordia University Chicago.

Urban, O. (2011, Jan. 13). Prezi: Move beyond the slides to create amazing presentations. Presented at the 2010 College of Lake County Technology Conference.

Urban, O. (2011, Jan. 13). Integrating web 2.0 technologies into teaching. Presented at the 2011 College of Lake County Technology Conference.

Richter, S. (2010, Oct. 22). The freedom to choose: Simulcast workshops through the Wimba Classroom. Presented at the 2010 SLATE Conference, Chicago, IL.

Urban, O. (2010, Oct. 21). Amaze, enrich and inspire: An overview of the emerging presentation tools (Prezi, SlideShare, SlideRocket, Zoho Show). Presented at the 2010 SLATE Conference, Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Stark, C., Scheidenhelm, C., Christophero, M., and Rhode, J. (2010, Oct. 21). e-Portfolios: Why and how. Presented at the 2010 SLATE Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rhode, J. (2010, Sep. 24). Social bookmarking 2.0: Research, share and collaborate online using Diigo. Presented at the 2010 Illinois Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kishwaukee College.

Invited Presentations

Rhode, J. (2014, February 21). Mobile online support strategies for serving today’s connected online students.  Presented at Symposium for Online Program Coordinators at University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL.

Rhode, J. (2012, Oct. 1). NIU Blackboard upgrade roadmap. Presented online to Blackboard Upgrade Cohort, Blackboard, Inc.

Rhode, J. (2012, Aug. 29). Using web 2.0 technologies to engage and inspire. Presented at Chicago State University, Chicago, IL.

Rhode, J. (2012, Jun. 25). LMS upgrade: Roadmap for successful implementation. Presented to Blackboard Upgrade Cohort Group.

Rhode, J. (2012, Apr. 9). NIU Blackboard NG upgrade faculty support plan. Presented online for the Blackboard 9.1 Upgrade Cohort Group.

Rhode, J. (2012, January 17). Text messaging with your students while maintaining privacy. Presented online to Excellence in e-Education.

Rhode, J. (2011, Nov. 15). Technologies for teaching and learning. Presented at Kishwaukee Community College, Malta, IL.

Rhode, J. (2011, Jun. 13). NIU Blackboard NG upgrade faculty support plan. Presented online for the Blackboard 9.1 Upgrade Cohort Group.

Rhode, J. and DiGennaro, J. (2011, May 5). Expand reach and drive efficiency with Blackboard Learn. Presented online for Blackboard Webinar Series.

Wicks, D., Via, S., and Rhode, J. (2011, Jan. 27). Using Twitter for teaching, learning and professional development in higher education. Presented online for the Northwest eLearning Community.

Last Updated: 4/30/2014