Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

An Educational Developer with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.

Is there truth in the psychology of colour or is it simply down to personal taste?

Image source: Wikipedia How we use any of these colours in our lives can be very personal. From the way we dress, decorate our homes or even prepare food; we each may have different preferences to colour combinations. What pleases … Continue reading

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Introducing Tweet Chats

So what’s a Tweet Chat? A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat usually lasts one hour and will include some questions to stimulate discussion.  In order to be able to … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Twitter

Below is a screencast outlining 26 tips for getting started with Twitter. The slides can be accessed via SlidesShare here and downloaded. They have a Creative Commons licence so may be re-used with credit. Screencast [slides with voice over]

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How to create lists in Twitter to organise those you follow into groups

Creating lists is a way to filter the tweets you read into topics.  Currently when you view your timeline you will see Tweets from everyone you follow, along with retweets. Wouldn’t it be nice to zoom in on Tweets from … Continue reading

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Some simple steps to ensure your Facebook privacy settings are as you want them

I received the message below when I logged into Facebook. It was a useful prompt to check my privacy settings, something we should ALL do at regular intervals. Are you aware that you can make the choice to share your posts … Continue reading

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Extending your reach beyond the conference using SlideShare and Social Media

Over the years I have attended a good number of educational conferences. The usual format will include one or more keynote speakers and a selection of workshops and presentations. For many of these, presenters will prepare a set of presentation … Continue reading

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Every little minute helps: Using Chrome to auto launch your most visited sites on start up

When you turn on your computer, it is likely that you will have a few favourite websites that you like to look at each day. Now whilst it doesn’t take that long to type in the web address for each … Continue reading

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Using social media for learning, teaching and research

We want our students to develop confident face to face and online communication skills work collaboratively both synchronously and asynchronously develop a professional online presence use digital tools responsibly and effectively To help our students develop these skills and knowledge … Continue reading

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Using Social Media in the Social Age of Learning #lifewidelearning

Lifewide Magazine is published four times a year under a Creative Commons license. Each issue examines a different aspect of lifewide learning, education, personal development and achievement. For this latest issue my colleague Chrissi Nerantzi and myself were invited by … Continue reading

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Choosing the right Creative Commons licence for your work

Why would you want a Creative Commons licence? The Creative Commons copyright licenses give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. As more people adopt this … Continue reading

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