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.

Taking ownership of the LinkedIn notification updates you receive

The Notifications tab is your hub for notifications about you, your content, and your connections. You’ll receive notifications for updates about people in your network, the activity of your shares or posts, as well as career opportunities. Notifications prompt you … Continue reading

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How to change your Twitter username and not lose a single follower

There are times when you may wish to change your username, the name or photo on your profile, or any aspect of your bio. You can do this easily by following the steps below. A common change is your username. … Continue reading

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The new way to curate social media posts and create stories using @wakelet

For many social media curators the impending end of free and open Storify, used extensively to create stories in the form of collections of tweets and other social media clips, was a huge blow. These stories saved and shared as … Continue reading

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Guest post: Keep calm and carry on learning! by students @Corran_SHU @abbybutler96 @Matty_Trueman @callum_rooney95

From time to time the unexpected happens and it is not possible for staff or students to get into university. This might be through illness, travel issues or as we are currently experiencing adverse weather. Over the last week the … Continue reading

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Blogademia: Introducing blogging as a professional tool in academia

The term ‘blogademia’ is cited by many as being coined by Saper (2006). Sadly however this paper is no longer accessible. I came across it as I was researching this topic having been asked to give a short 15 minute … Continue reading

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Never stop learning – Where you can learn something new in 2018

Over the years I have engaged in a variety of learning opportunities which have included attending evening classes at local schools and then as a mature student at university.  However attending classes in person is not always convenient for those … Continue reading

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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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