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.

Using Wakelet collections and spaces to curate personal and collaborative compilations

Wakelet is a free tool that enables the user to curate information from social networks to build social stories, bringing together a variety of different media that is scattered across the Web. It provides a space to then add an … Continue reading

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Building a taxonomy for digital learning

The QAA have published this useful article Building a taxonomy for digital learning that aims to build a common language to describe digital approaches of teaching and learning. Building a Taxonomy for Digital Learning defines and assesses the most common terms … Continue reading

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Getting started on Zoom and some tips on using it for teaching

For many Zoom video conferencing has been the go to tool for online meetings. Users using the free version have a 40 minute window. The Pro version allows you to sign in using your work credentials (user name and password).  … Continue reading

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Digital accessibility health check: points to consider

At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability ( Making a website accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as … Continue reading

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Things you may find useful when using Twitter that you might have slipped past you!

As the old saying goes “Every day’s a learning day’.  Social Media including Twitter seems to be always changing things. Whilst introducing new features in the main can be useful, they sometimes pass you by.  For me it was saving … Continue reading

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Guest post 2: A Remote Learning Guide written by Students for Students: How to ensure your remote learning experience is effective, supportive and fun. #shuSMASH

This is a second guest post written for students by students Matty Trueman, Kai Ackroyd, Curtis Alexis-Jones, Gagan Warinch and Eimantus Lukocius. We are final year students at Sheffield Hallam University. Intro The way students learn remotely is becoming more … Continue reading

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Guest post: A student toolkit to help you tackle remote learning written by students for students

Introduction This is a guest post written for students by students Matty Trueman, Kai Ackroyd, Curtis Alexis-Jones and Gagan Warinch to highlight the free collaboration tools available and how they can support remote learning. We are final year students at … Continue reading

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The Global Digital Stat Report 2019 by WeAreSocial and Hootsuite

As we near the close of 2019 the Global Digital Statshot Q4 October 2019 is a fascinating slide deck to look at. Of the 7.7 billion total population more than 50% are active social media users and use their mobile … Continue reading

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Time saving online tips (you may have forgotten you know)!

This week I gave a colleague a quick tip on how to use the Snipping Tool available on your PC or laptop. She found this very useful so I thought I would share it in a blog post and some … Continue reading

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How to create comic versions of photos using your phone and why you might want to!

I was reading up on the updates that came with iOS12 on the iPhone and I discovered you can access some new photo filters: Comic Book, Comic Mono, Ink, Watercolour and Watercolour Mono. The downside is you can only use … Continue reading

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