Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

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

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 … 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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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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