Not So Lone Stars: Connecting the Global #QMmunity Using Social Media


A lack of resources - both funding and peer support - continues to be a barrier for institutions transitioning from traditional classroom structures to online or hybrid forums.  We know that faculty collaboration, both institutionally and nationally, is key to successful delivery change.  How can we use our existing resources to provide scalable and sustainable tools to support faculty with this delivery change?

Since Quality Matters’ inception in 2006, over 56,000 online educators have engaged with the program.  More than 10,000 individuals use the MyQM portal each month.  We know where to find online educators - online.  But how do we connect them to support one another and to share best practices?  One answer is the use of social media.

According to research related to social networking, as of January 2014, 74% of online adults use social networking sites.  How can we as educators take advantage of this population to grow a global community of Quality Matters practitioners?

In this session, we’ll describe, demonstrate, and discuss ideas to leverage the power of free social media tools to help build and grow Quality Matters at your institution/organization. We will explore a variety of social media outlets and resources and provide examples of how other institutions have used these platforms on the local, state and national levels.

Presenter First Name:
Timothy / Julie
Presenter Last Name:
Lombardo / Henn
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