Wednesday Lunch Hour - Social Media 101 for Academics: Venturing Outside of the Comfort Zone to Access Information, Engage Students, and Communicate with Your Research

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Social media competence is a critical tool that many academics resist in spite of the ways that social media has transformed knowledge transfer globally. During this lunch hour we will discuss why you might want to join the twittersphere; what you can gain from being part of academic communities like ResearchGate and Academia; how social networking sites like LinkedIn and FaceBook can be used strategically to disseminate research or connect with scholars and practitioners; new trends in collecting (or analyzing) data through social media platforms; and how you can maintain your research integrity and still write blogs or present Ted-like talks.

Presented by Kara Finnigan, Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the Warner School of Education.

A pasta bar by Formula One will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.


Tags: Kara Finnigan, social media, Warner Wednesday Talk