Next-Generation Technology Impacts on Quality in Online Learning
Not So Lone Stars: Connecting the Global #QMmunity Using Social Media
Timothy Lombardo, Instructional Designer, The Ohio State University
Timothy is an instructional designer for the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at Ohio State and OSU Quality Matters Coordinator. He has a M.S. in instructional technology, with a specialization (instructional technology specialist), from Bloomsburg University
of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State.
Julie Henn, Director of Technology & Chief Information Officer, QM Quality Matters
Julie Henn is Director of Technology and CIO for Quality Matters. Since 2010, she has led the development of data-driven web applications supporting institution QA processes. Julie has worked in IT since 1997 and holds an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland and a bachelor degree from Marquette University.
Over 56,000 online educators have engaged with Quality Matters (QM) since its inception. Over 70% of online adults use social networking sites. How can we take advantage of this group to grow a global community of QM practitioners? In this session, the presenters will describe and demonstrate ideas to leverage the power of social media tools to promote Quality Matters in your organization. They will explore a variety of social media outlets and provide examples of how other institutions use these platforms.
Learning Objectives
Identify a variety of social media tools and their potential to help promote Quality Matters.
Illustrate how to implement these social media resources by looking at examples from other institutions/organizations at the local, state and national levels.
Develop a social media plan.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer