Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

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

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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Hurrah! An easy way to attribute Flickr images

 Image source: creative commons licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by Jonas Tana: http://flickr.com/photos/jonastana/6280941316 Flickr is an image and video hosting site. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded. Users uploading an … Continue reading

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Twitter photo tagging – how to opt out

  You may have picked up that Twitter has just made some mobile updates enabling photo tagging. It is now possible to tag up to 10 people in a photo and it does not affect the character count in the … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Web at 25

Image source: Wikipedia March 12th 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. It is hard to believe that pre-1989 there was no Web (or at least public access to). In recent years as the price of computers … Continue reading

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Visualising your LinkedIn connections

LinkedIn Maps is a really nice way to visualise your connections on LinkedIn. Above is an image taken as a screen shot, however when created online it is actually interactive. Each dot is a node which links to one of … Continue reading

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Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights!

Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights! First of all enter your search keyword, then click on Images. You will then see Search tools. Select this and it reveals Usage Rights … Continue reading

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Changes to Gmail: How to adjust your settings

The BBC Technology article was the first alert I received to changes being made by Google and Gmail. Users of Google’s Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient … Continue reading

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My Blogging Journey

I began this blog a few years ago when teaching Journalism students how to use WordPress to create their own blogs. As I introduced how to embed images, video and audio; I realised that it would be more authentic if … Continue reading

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The affordances of ‘new’ technology and social media

This latest cartoon from the talented Wrong Hands made me both smile and reflect on the many changes of how new technology has replaced older technology, devices and other things. Just this week I was asked if I had photos of my … Continue reading

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