Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

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

Call for papers: Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference #SocMedHe15

The inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference is to be held on 18th December 2015 at Sheffield Hallam University.  The call for papers has just gone out and closes Midday 3rd September 2015. Full details can be found on the … Continue reading

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Curating tweets using Storify #SHULT15

Storify is a great way to bring together tweets at an event where participants have included a dedicated hashtag. These can be searched for within Storify and embedded into the story you create. Here is an example from a previous Learning … Continue reading

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Tips for tweeting at conferences

Twitter is a micro blogging tool that enables users to share short succinct messages, links and multimedia. When used at conferences, live-tweeting by delegates is a way to publicly share information about the event. Typically tweets may include: quotes from … Continue reading

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Guidance for students on using social media effectively

Social media is a constantly evolving landscape of tools and functionality that affects the way that most of us live, learn and work. Regardless of how you currently use (or don’t use) it, as an educator or as a student … Continue reading

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The growing social media landscape: an updated glossary

Social Media not only keeps on growing but also changing. New vocabulary and new sites emerge and as sites lose popularity they disappear are quietly forgotten. The Conversation Prism above created by Brian Solis and JESS3 has gone through a … Continue reading

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Teens and (social) media – a snapshot over three decades

This infographic created by Teensafe provides a great visual of the changing focus on technology use. First of all it considers changes in teenagers social lives and the impact media has had. The use of the phone for example for talking … Continue reading

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The LinkedIn Guide to the Perfect #WorkSelfie

More top tips from LinkedIn: Your LinkedIn profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by adding a profile photo. Follow these tips to take the perfect #WorkSelfie for your LinkedIn profile. You can follow LinkedIn on Slideshare  

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What NOT to post on social media

Maslow’s Hierarchy of social media engagement: — Hootsuite (@hootsuite) May 3, 2015   For many of us social media has pervaded our lives, not only socially but as spaces to interact professionally within too. Ubiquitous access to mobile … Continue reading

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New post: Some tips on choosing images to use for blogs, websites and presentations

Inspired by Richard Byrne’s post on best practices for using images in blog posts, below are three simple tips to follow to avoid copyright issues. Just because images are freely available on the Internet to view, does not mean it … Continue reading

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Good practice tips for professional social media profiles

For many our first experience of social media has been Facebook. There are also a number of us who will also have engaged with the likes of Friends Reunited, Friendster or Myspace. Typically we have used these spaces to connect … Continue reading

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