All faculty and teaching assistants are invited to attend this panel of the Social Media SWOT Team on Wednesday, November 15, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Allegheny Room. This group of IUP faculty will share advanced ways they incorporate the use of social media platforms into their pedagogy during a panel discussion at this Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting.
The panel will center on three topics of discussion.
First, they will
provide an overview of some of the most popular social media platforms
used today that they have experimented with, including Twitter,
Bacebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat. They will give you details
on the basics for getting started and provide ideas for incorporating
these mediums into your pedagogy.
Second they will provide you, based on
their personal experience and professional knowledge, an accounting of
the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
for using social media in your professional career and classroom
pedagogy. As you will learn, social media is a powerful and valuable
21st-century teaching tool, but is not entirely benign or benevolent. The
panel will provide you information to help you navigate the use of
Finally, the SWOT Team will provide you with some
information regarding university policies for faculty and students.
This panel discussion will be beneficial to
anyone interested in using social media platforms in their professional
lives. Attendees should walk away feeling more knowledgeable about the
value of social media in pedagogical strategy and more encouraged to use
social media in their professional lives.
A SWOT analysis asks how IUP can capitalize on its strengths, diminish its weaknesses, maximize opportunities, and limit consequences of external threats.
Ying Hsiao, Food and Nutrition; Christian Vaccaro, Sociology; Crystal
Machado, Professional Studies in Education; and Christine Baker,
RSVPs are not necessary.
Center for Teaching Excellence