Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

An Educational Developer with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.

10 Ways to use Twitter in Teaching

  Resource building – tutors AND students can use a course hashtag to share links to relevant resources. These could include websites, news articles, videos, podcasts, images, SlideShare presentations as well as books and journal papers. Interactive lectures – ask … Continue reading

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Take a look at using Diigo the social bookmarking tool you can access anywhere

Diigo helps you to build your own personal library of resources that is saved in the cloud. This means it is accessible from any device wherever you are. With one click you can also share any of your saved resources … Continue reading

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Tips on Using Twitter for Conferences and Events: Ideas for Organisers and Participants

The Twitter Back Channel The term “back channel” generally refers to an online conversation about a conference topic or speaker. Twitter is now used extensively by both delegates at a conference and also by those wishing to follow tweets made by those attending, … Continue reading

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There is more to Slideshare than you might think

SlideShare was founded in October 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in May 2012. It allows users to easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars. These can also be easily added to your LinkedIn profile, which provides … Continue reading

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An A-Z collection of social media tools, terms and glossaries

Social Media terms blur Group: An A-Z social media glossary Hootsuite: 154 essential definitions Hubspot: 120 social media terms explained IBM: Glossary of social media terms Socialbrite: The Top 100 words & phrases in the social media dictionary Social Media tools … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

My favoured learning technologies consist of my laptop, smartphone, notebook and pen. I still find it quicker to make notes on paper, rather than type. I tend to go for a pencil with attached eraser over a pen. The digital devices … Continue reading

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Use of Tweetchats for distributed CPD within an open Community of Practice

Tweetchats A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat usually lasts one hour and will include some questions to stimulate discussion.  In order to be able to view tweets relating to … Continue reading

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Tips for your blog or website: The ABCs of landing pages that work

Below are some useful tips on making the most of the landing page on blogs and websites. Thanks to Copyblogger who has given permission to reproduce the infographic a landing page is any page on a website where traffic is sent … Continue reading

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Social Media and becoming a Digital Scholar

In December 2014 I was invited by Professor Albert Sangrà to speak at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Whilst there I also ran a workshop for the Edul@b research team to look at how social media could be … Continue reading

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Using Pinterest to bookmark those special things buried in the too-wide web

Introduction Pinterest provides a space to save ideas that you want to come back to, by capturing an image or video file and the URL connected to this item as a Pin. Pins are visual bookmarks for interesting things you find … Continue reading

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