Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

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

Digital Citizenship: Why both proactive AND experiential knowledge are important

I came across this book after reading an article on Edutopia by Vicki Davis, an inspirational educator known on Twitter as @coolcatteacher. Vicki’s article is about Digital Citizenship and she shares her 9Ps for proactive knowledge. Within the book (which I have … Continue reading

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Using Periscope (a live streamimg app) in Higher Education

What is it? Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. … Continue reading

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Understanding the concept of thick and thin Tweets (inspired by @BonnieZink)

  The slide deck above was created by Bonnie Zink a fellow social media enthusiast and Hootsuite Ambassador. I first connected with Bonnie about 3 years ago when participating in the weekly #HSUchat (a tweetchat exploring the use of social media … Continue reading

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Nettiquette and appropriate use of Web 2.0

Definitions of netiquette The informal code of behaviour on the internet Rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when you are using the Internet The etiquette of the Internet; polite online behavior A breach of … Continue reading

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12 simple tips to get started on Twitter

1 – Your Username Choose a name that is easy for others to remember and use Don’t make it too long as this will eat into the 140 characters if others retweet your posts 2 – Your Avatar Don’t be … Continue reading

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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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