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.

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing,  or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are critical explanations to add extra insight about something. These explanations can be necessary to … Continue reading

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A virtual presentation at #BETT2017 in a 3D Lecture Theatre using @mirradorltd’s ALiS Online #ALiSOnline

This post shares the presentation I gave virtually at #BETT2017. The topic was ‘Using social media for learning and teaching’. Below you can view a recording of this presentation and experience the fantastic virtual space it took place in. The … Continue reading

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Social Media Etiquette [Infographic]

The infographic below (Credit: TollFreeForwarding) provides tips for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest. Whilst aimed at business there are some useful pointers for everyone to take away. In short good manners are equally important online in these social spaces … Continue reading

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115 facts about social media [infographic]

Thanks to Josh Wardini, Community Manager at Skilled.co who contacted me to share this rich infographic.  The research highlights the continuing annual growth of internet users, unique mobile users, social media users and mobile social media users. Social media is … Continue reading

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Student feedback on #SocMedHE16 Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference

This post is re-blogged from a post I submitted to ACES News – This is a news packed blog led by Yve Appleton containing stories about students and staff in the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering, and Sciences (ACES) at … Continue reading

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Why should you attend #SocMedHE16? Read on….

On December 16th the 2nd Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference will take place, bringing together educators from many disciplines to share how they are using social media in learning and teaching. With social media, we have an … Continue reading

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The Social Media Revolution 2017 by @equalman

Erik Qualman first produced the Socialnomics Social Media Revolution video showcasing the power of social media and mobile in 2009. Above is the 7th iteration and just released this month October 2016.

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A Faster Mobile Web: WordPress.com Updates for Accelerated Mobile Pages

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Earlier this year we were proud to announce that WordPress.com users’s sites would automatically support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) — a new open-source project spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve the performance of…

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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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