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.

How to make images accessible on Twitter and why its important

You can add a description, sometimes called alt-text, to your photos so they’re accessible to even more people, including people who are blind or have low vision. Good descriptions are concise, but present what’s in your photos accurately enough to … Continue reading

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LinkedIn tips for students looking for placements or graduate job vacancies

It should not come as a big surprise that employers and recruiters will look at your LinkedIn profile. They are just as keen to fill open posts as you are securing a job. One way they can do this is … Continue reading

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Twitter feed getting a little congested? Muting tweets may be the solution to resolve this!

There may be times when you see content coming up in your feed that you are just not interested in and given the choice you’d prefer not to see! It could be that your timeline is suddenly full of tweets … Continue reading

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Collaborative interactive project management tools: a visual way to identify and progress tasks

Project management In order for a group project to succeed you need to be organised. It’s important to know what stages make up the workflow that will ensure you complete the project, and who is responsible for what. One approach … Continue reading

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Festive CPD: Using Twitter to engage in bite sized learning activities

It has been a long challenging year for all of us and I for one am looking forward to the holidays to spend time with family and friends. What better way to countdown than this selection of bite sized activities … Continue reading

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Social learning: bite size practice webinars and a new national repository for teaching resources

Pedagogy and Pancakes Website: Twitter: @pedPancakes Pedagogy and Pancakes is a practice-sharing seminar series created by Dr Chris Headeland.  His idea is that you get your breakfast, sit down, relax, and enjoy some lightning talks run by colleagues. In … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Birthday Twitter

On March 21 2006, Jack Dorsey published his first tweet. It was another three years and a month before I took the step to set up my own Twitter account and then tweet. This is my first tweet. How to … Continue reading

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Celebrating a milestone: The 200th #LTHEchat

On the 17th March 2021 the weekly Learning and Teaching in Higher Education tweetchat reached a special milestone – the 200th #LTHEchat. For anyone who is not familiar with the chat, this is an hour long Q&A focussed on a … Continue reading

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Easy listening – A collection of higher education podcasts

What is a podcast A podcast is an audio programme that can be listened to on your computer, smartphone and other mobile devices. Podcast is a portmanteau, a combination of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’. POD is also described as ‘portable on … Continue reading

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The inaugural issue of the Journal of Social Media for Learning

The first edition of the Journal of Social Media for Learning – Conference Special Edition has now been published. The #SocMedHE19 conference took place at Edge Hill University in December 2019 led by Dawne Bell and Sarah Wright. Presenters were … Continue reading

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