Come Learn from the Social Media SWOT Team

Posted on 11/10/2017 9:27:25 AM

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 Social Media SWOT Team: Tweets, Likes, Selfies and Pins

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 social media.

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.


Pao Ying Hsiao, Food and Nutrition; Christian Vaccaro, Sociology; Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education; and Christine Baker, History

RSVPs are not necessary.

Refreshments provided!

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