Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

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

Say ‘No!’ to vertical video syndrome

  VVS (Vertical Video Syndrome) is internet slang for the [perceived by some guilty] act of recording video using an upright mobile phone, as if you were taking a portrait photograph (rather than standard landscape video, as we are used … Continue reading

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Why ‘googling’ yourself should be part of your digital health check

When was the last time you googled yourself? Some may ask why on earth would I want to do that? Well it is an effective way of finding out what others can learn about you from the Internet. What information … Continue reading

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Sharing is caring (inspired by @veletsianos)

  This post is inspired by George Veletsianos, who has created a video summary titled ‘Scholarship on Social Media and the Academic Self’ based on his paper ‘Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation’. George … Continue reading

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Organising tweets into Lists and Collections using Tweetdeck

TweetDeck is a dashboard that allows users to personalise their Twitter experience by viewing tweets in multiple columns. You can organise tweets in Lists or Collections, or add a column for a specific hashtag you wish to follow. A List is an editable group … Continue reading

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Capturing those golden nuggets of information: the art of digital curation

Where do I save stuff? I always used to save items of interest that I happened upon online as favourites. However despite creating folders, in using this system I found retrieving something became harder and harder and I was not … Continue reading

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New on WordPress.com: Sharing Buttons for WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Our users — and your sites’ visitors — share millions of WordPress.com posts every day across social networks, and today we’re excited to announce sharing buttons for three more services: WhatsApp, Telegram, and Skype.…

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VCs in #HigherEd that Tweet

Jisc named the UK higher education social media influencers in December 2015  and in March this year the Further education’s top 50 social media users to follow. Both are worth a visit. The higher education list includes Dominic Shellard, VC at De … Continue reading

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Using LinkedIn Groups with students and alumni in Higher Education

LinkedIn Groups are where professionals can exchange their knowledge and build relationships. They provide a place for users that have shared interests to engage in discussion, raise questions/find answers, post and view job opportunities, and establish themselves as knowledgeable in … Continue reading

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A social and collaborative approach to annotation: @hypothes_is

Hypothes.is is a free social annotation tool which allows users to discuss, collaborate, organise your research, or take personal notes. Annotating can be public and open to anyone, confined to small groups or used by individuals. What does the Hypothes.is software do? The … Continue reading

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How to cite social media in academic writing

  Referencing and citation is an important part of any writing. This post looks at some recommendations and consideration when citing social media. Citations have several important purposes: to uphold intellectual honesty (or avoiding plagiarism), to attribute prior or unoriginal work … Continue reading

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