Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.

Guest post 2: A Remote Learning Guide written by Students for Students: How to ensure your remote learning experience is effective, supportive and fun. #shuSMASH

This is a second guest post written for students by students Matty Trueman, Kai Ackroyd, Curtis Alexis-Jones, Gagan Warinch and Eimantus Lukocius. We are final year students at Sheffield Hallam University. Intro The way students learn remotely is becoming more … Continue reading

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Guest post: A student toolkit to help you tackle remote learning written by students for students

Introduction This is a guest post written for students by students Matty Trueman, Kai Ackroyd, Curtis Alexis-Jones and Gagan Warinch to highlight the free collaboration tools available and how they can support remote learning. We are final year students at … Continue reading

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The Global Digital Stat Report 2019 by WeAreSocial and Hootsuite

As we near the close of 2019 the Global Digital Statshot Q4 October 2019 is a fascinating slide deck to look at. Of the 7.7 billion total population more than 50% are active social media users and use their mobile … Continue reading

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Time saving online tips (you may have forgotten you know)!

This week I gave a colleague a quick tip on how to use the Snipping Tool available on your PC or laptop. She found this very useful so I thought I would share it in a blog post and some … Continue reading

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How to create comic versions of photos using your phone and why you might want to!

I was reading up on the updates that came with iOS12 on the iPhone and I discovered you can access some new photo filters: Comic Book, Comic Mono, Ink, Watercolour and Watercolour Mono. The downside is you can only use … Continue reading

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Serendipity and social learning is POWERFUL!

This post is a personal example of social learning and serendipity which led to learning about how acrostics can be used and the creation of three animated videos. Last week I was following the conference hashtag #AHEConference2019  for the international … Continue reading

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Coffee shops, pubs and social media spaces: considering the similarities of group chat in social places

A recent post in the Intelligencer titled Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun Again shared by my colleague Scott Turner has sparked a flurry of conversation on Twitter this Sunday morning. What started as a conversation about the article … Continue reading

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Tips on how to give your LinkedIn profile a Spring clean

When was the last time you read through your LinkedIn profile? For many of us I suspect some time! Often neglected, a profile can quickly be out of date and not reflect recent accomplishments. When not actively looking for another … Continue reading

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Student guest post: 8 ways students and staff can engage in remote collaboration

A guest blog post from Sheffield Hallam University Business and Technology students working within the SMASH team. A student partnership group researching Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam. As we enter into the second semester of university (or the … Continue reading

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Google+ is now closing in April 2019 – How to download what you have curated

Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Google announced that it will be closing down Google+. For many this social media platform was a bit like marmite. You either liked it or hated it. Those who didn’t engage with Google+ can stop … Continue reading

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