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presentation for NIU Webmasters meeting on 7/8/2010 highlighting NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center's use of social media

presentation for NIU Webmasters meeting on 7/8/2010 highlighting NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center's use of social media

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    • Faculty Development Social Media Communications Jason Rhode, Assistant Director Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center July 8, 2010
    • Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
      • The central mission of the Faculty Development and Instructional Center is to support faculty, academic supportive professional staff, and graduate teaching assistants through a variety of programs, resources, and services in fulfilling Northern Illinois University's mission on teaching and scholarly activities.
    • Center Functions
      • Provide opportunities to improve teaching effectiveness
      • Promote research and scholarly activities
      • Facilitate the use of instructional technologies in teaching
      • Provide professional development opportunities
      • Serve as a referral service and as a resource unit
    • Why Social Media?
      • Another communication avenue
      • Platform-independent
      • Mobile-friendly
      • Flexible
      • Accessible
      • Save time
    • Considerations for Use
      • Audience?
      • Purpose?
      • What content?
      • Time involved?
      • Required technical skills?
      • Cost?
    • Journey Thus Far… RSS-enabled Program Schedules Setup RSS Feeds Created for News 2006 Teaching with Blackboard Podcast Launched 2007 Began Posting Quick Tips on YouTube Automated posting RSS news & blog items to Twitter 2008 Facebook Profile Converted to Page Twitter Feeds Created: @facdev @tadev @NIUblackboard 2009 Post to both Facebook & Twitter using HootSuite 2010 FacDev Facebook Profile Setup Began Podcasting Online Program Archives Started FacDev Blog Began Google Calendar Teaching During Crisis Resources RSS Feed Blackboard Tutorials Blog Setup
    • niu.edu/facdev
    • RSS Feeds Using FeedForAll
    • FeedForAll: Easy RSS Feed Editing
    • Feed2JS.org
    • RSS-Enabled Program Schedules
    • feedburner.google.com
    • Sample FeedBurner RSS Feed
    • twitterfeed.com
    • HootSuite.com
    • List of RSS Feeds
    • Teaching with Blackboard Podcast
    • facdevblog.niu.edu
    • twitter.com/facdev
    • facebook.com/facdev
    • Google Calendar
    • Online Program Archives
    • Online Program Archives Podcast
    • Lessons Learned
      • Doesn’t cost a lot or take a lot of time
      • Initial setup most time consuming
      • Leverage existing content and infrastructure
    • Recommendations
      • Use consistent account usernames across tools
      • Keep your purpose and audience in mind
      • Use FeedBurner for tracking RSS subscribers & email subscription
      • Document account usernames/passwords
      • Keep NIU accounts separate from personal accounts
    • Examples
      • niu.edu/facdev
      • niu.edu/blackboard
      • facebook.com/facdev
      • twitter.com/facdev
      • youtube.com/niuquicktips
      • blackboardtutorials.niu.edu
      • niu.edu/facdev/programs/ archives.shtml