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.

How to save a hashtag search on Twitter

  Busy conversations If you are a user of Twitter you can’t have escaped noticing the use of hashtags. People use these keywords preceded by # to add emphasis to what they are saying, but also use them to filter … Continue reading

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Need to get more organised? Meet Google Keep: save your thoughts, wherever you are and with who you want to

  Google Keep has been on my mental list for some time but I hadn’t got around to using it until now. Why did I wait so long?! Keep can be downloaded as an iOS or Android app for use … Continue reading

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Creating an effective university communication plan

An effective communication plan is essential no matter how small or large the request, be this to create a new department Twitter account, a course promotion poster, a video of student work, a new blog to share teaching and research … Continue reading

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Student Guest Blogpost: SMASH (Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam)

SMASH (Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam) is a team of four IT with Business Studies students from Sheffield Hallam University looking to incorporate social media for the purposes of aiding higher education learning. Corran Wood Jess Paddon Ola … Continue reading

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Creating and using YouTube playlists for learning and teaching

A playlist is a collection of videos that anyone can put together and choose to share with others. For example you could curate a playlist of your favourite music videos to play back to back. Increasingly people are using their mobile … Continue reading

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Celebrating learning gain and teaching excellence through social media and digital narratives

  I facilitated a workshop at the  SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference in Manchester on celebrating learning gain and teaching excellence through social media and digital narratives. The theme for the event was The quest for teaching excellence and … Continue reading

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Digital Stories – Creating Moments on Twitter

Twitter Moments enable users to curate a succinct digital story. This can be done from the web or mobile devices. Bring together Tweets, photos and videos. You can also upload your own image as a cover for your story. Choose … Continue reading

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Tweetdeck: some useful keyboard shortcuts

What is Tweetdeck? Tweetdeck was originally created by Iain Dodsworth (a Sheffield Hallam University alumnus) as a way to filter messages from people he wanted to hear from most, but at the same time stay connected to others he might want … Continue reading

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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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