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Text Messaging in Online Teaching An Online Educator’s Journey Presentation by Jason Rhode, Ph.D. | jrhode@niu.edu | niu.e...
Facts Sources April 20, 2010 report by Pew Internet and American Life Project  http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-a...
75% of 12-17 year-olds own cell phones Photo credit:  flickr.com/photos/librarianguish/4594070690
<ul><li>fdsa </li></ul>50% of teens send 50 or more text messages a day; 30% send more than 100 texts a day Photo credit: ...
<ul><li>gfds </li></ul>99.8% of college students own one or more cell phones Photo credit:  flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4303...
<ul><li>Nm, </li></ul>49% of phone-owning students have smartphones Photo credit:  flickr.com/photos/danzen/4387877247
<ul><li>fda </li></ul>97% of students use text messaging as their main form of communication Photo credit:  flickr.com/pho...
Google Voice voice.google.com
google.com/googlevoice/about.html
Google Voice App google.com/mobile/voice
 
List of SMS Gateways en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways
Student Option to Opt-in
 
 
Twitter twitter.com/ionsn1111
My Experience jasonrhode.com/howtosms
Findings Thus Far <ul><li>Students who opted-in responded that they’ve found text messages helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Stude...
Review of Email-to-SMS Steps <ul><li>Setup Google Voice account & installed GV app on my phone </li></ul><ul><li>Gave stud...
Presenter Contact Info Jason Rhode jrhode@niu.edu (email) twitter.com/jrhode (twitter) jasonrhode.com (blog) niu.edu/jrhod...
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slides by Jason Rhode accompanying panel discussion on "Mobile Communication Strategies" at Going MobileInternational Online Conference 2011

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  1. 1. Text Messaging in Online Teaching An Online Educator’s Journey Presentation by Jason Rhode, Ph.D. | jrhode@niu.edu | niu.edu/jrhode | twitter.com/jrhode jasonrho.de/IOCmobile11
  2. 2. Facts Sources April 20, 2010 report by Pew Internet and American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx June 17, 2010 Wired Campus Report http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/student-smartphone-use-doubles-instant-messaging-loses-favor/24876
  3. 3. 75% of 12-17 year-olds own cell phones Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/librarianguish/4594070690
  4. 4. <ul><li>fdsa </li></ul>50% of teens send 50 or more text messages a day; 30% send more than 100 texts a day Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/yourdon/3478186431
  5. 5. <ul><li>gfds </li></ul>99.8% of college students own one or more cell phones Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/yourdon/4303061929
  6. 6. <ul><li>Nm, </li></ul>49% of phone-owning students have smartphones Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/danzen/4387877247
  7. 7. <ul><li>fda </li></ul>97% of students use text messaging as their main form of communication Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/irisheyes/5431140
  8. 8. Google Voice voice.google.com
  9. 9. google.com/googlevoice/about.html
  10. 10. Google Voice App google.com/mobile/voice
  11. 12.
  12. 13. List of SMS Gateways en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways
  13. 14. Student Option to Opt-in
  14. 16.
  15. 18.
  16. 19. Twitter twitter.com/ionsn1111
  17. 20. My Experience jasonrhode.com/howtosms
  18. 21. Findings Thus Far <ul><li>Students who opted-in responded that they’ve found text messages helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Students with text message capabilities stated they’d be likely to opt-in to receive text messaging course updates in future </li></ul><ul><li>Only a few have sent text messages to instructor </li></ul>
  19. 22. Review of Email-to-SMS Steps <ul><li>Setup Google Voice account & installed GV app on my phone </li></ul><ul><li>Gave students my Google Voice number </li></ul><ul><li>Invited students to opt-in to receiving sms communications, requesting their mobile number and provider </li></ul><ul><li>Created sms list with gateway email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Sent welcome text via Google Voice </li></ul>
  20. 23. Presenter Contact Info Jason Rhode jrhode@niu.edu (email) twitter.com/jrhode (twitter) jasonrhode.com (blog) niu.edu/jrhode (web) 815.209.9783 (phone)
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