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Jason Rhode, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Research Interests:

My research interests focus upon the intersection of faculty development, institutional instructional technology integration and support, distance learning administration, and online teaching best practices.


Ph.D., Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University, 2008

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle Pacific University, 2003

B.A., Children's Ministries, North Central University, 2000


ETT 329: Learning in the Digital Age

ETT 510: Instructional Media & Technology

ETT 511: Advanced Instructional Media Design

ETT 536: Web-based Learning

ETT 555: Media Design: Multimedia

ETT 570: Instructional Technology Leadership

ETT 571: Instructional Technology Program Development

ETT 590: Online Learning & Orientation

Jason Rhode


(815) 753-2475
Adams Hall 318

Recent papers:

Rhode, J., Richter, S., Gowen, P., Miller, T. & Wills, C. (2017). Understanding faculty use of the learning management system. Online Learning, 21(3), 68-86. doi:10.24059/olj.v21i3.1217

Cowan, J., Richter, S., Miller, T., Rhode, J., Click, A., & Underwood, J. (2017). Building a sustainable Quality MattersTM community of practice through social network analysis. The American Journal of Distance Education, 31(3), 160-172. doi:10.1080/08923647.2017.1316154

Rhode, J., Richter, S., & Miller, T. (2017). Designing personalized online teaching professional development through self-assessment. TechTrends, 61(5), 444-451. doi:10.1007/s11528-017-0211-3

Rhode, J., & Krishnamurthi, M. (2016). Preparing faculty to teach online: Recommendations for developing self-paced training. International Journal of Information and Educational Technology, 6(5), 376-382. doi:10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.717

Rhode, J., Richter, S., Gowen, P., & Krishnamurthi, M. (2015). Measuring digital professional development: Analytics for the use of web and social media. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7(1), 19-31. doi:10.1108/JARHE-02-2014-0023

Rhode, J., & Krishnamurthi, M. (2013). A consultations tracking database system for improving faculty development consultation services. To Improve The Academy, 32, 199-214.

Rhode, J. (2009). Interaction equivalency in self-paced online learning environments: An exploration of learner preferences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(1). doi:10.19173/irrodl.v10i1.603