Sue Beckingham

Sue Beckingham
Sheffield Hallam University | SHU · Department of Computing

MA, MSc, PgCert LTHE, NTF, CMBE SFHEA, FSEDA.

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Introduction
Sue is a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Lecturer in Digital Analytics and Technologies, Learning and Teaching Portfolio Lead for Computing, with a research interest in social media use within education, digital identity and online presence, technology enhanced learning and educational development. She is also a Certified Management and Business Educator, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and co-founder of @BYOD4L & @LTHEchat and blogs at http://socialmediaforlearning.com/.
Education
October 2011 - August 2014
January 2010 - January 2011
October 2007 - August 2012

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Publications (27)
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Using examples of real students' successful group projects, this succinct and supportive guide will help students tackle group assignments with confidence. Bite-sized chapters take students from forming a group and establishing roles through to dealing with conflict and delivering a group assessment. The book contains practical advice on making dec...
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This provides a description of the different modes of learning in higher education: in-person, hybrid, distance, hyflex, blended and self-directed.
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Through a #SocMedHE19 conference workshop, the aim was to provide a supportive and open way to discuss the use of social media and to explore any concerns or barriers raised; as well as to gain insights into their professional use of different social media in learning and teaching. A generic overview of Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Flipgrid were...
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Learning experiences outside of the curriculum can provide students with an opportunity to expand their network and to either build upon or gain new skills. Involving students as partners (SaP) in the planning and delivery of such activities can offer a supported way for them to develop more confident leadership, teamwork, and other professional sk...
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A qualitative study conducted at a large UK post-92 university explored the experiences and perceptions of lecturers and their use of social media in learning and teaching contexts in different disciplines across the institution. Discussion between participants in two focus groups revealed a range of complex and interdependent factors that influenc...
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This case study shares the outcomes thus far of a student-staff partnership focusing on how social media can be used in learning and teaching. The paper reflects on: how a colearning community of practice (Wenger, 2009) has emerged and continues to work; the affordances this has brought; the impact upon the students leading this project. It will al...
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This chapter considers the significance and value of using social media to develop an online presence to showcase professional and academic achievements as a student or educator, and how this can demonstrate student learning gain and teaching excellence. There are a variety of different ways to present academic work; contributing to the success of...
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To enable Computer Science students to develop employability and ‘work-ready’ skills it is important to consider both the technical skills aligned to their discipline and the soft skills desired by employers. Research has identified that students in Computer Science would benefit from further support to develop the latter. This chapter considers ho...
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As an organiser of a conference it is hugely beneficial to capture the attention of your prospective audience months before the event itself. After all you want to fill seats. During the conference you want delegates to enjoy the event and encourage them to return the following year. Post conference, happy participants who go on to share the valuab...
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There are many examples of social media being used in higher education to enhance learning and teaching. While some academics are confident in exploring multiple strands of social media and blend them instinctively for a multi-dimensional learning experience; others are more tentative, preferring to understand the nature of the tool or process thor...
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In this paper, we explore the snowballing approach developed for the openly licensed course Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) and the opportunities this presents to open cross-institutional CPD and open course development more generally. BYOD4L is a course for teachers and students in higher education which aims to help them gain both a b...
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What does it really mean to be a digital learner? An immediate reply might be a learner who is taught online, engaging in an online course, using digital technology to access the learning experience. This learning is likely to be time limited (duration of the course) where formal learning takes place (accredited and assessed). But what does it mean...
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Introduction The Social Media for Learning (SM4L) framework has been constructed to demonstrate how social media can be used by students and academics to promote learning. The framework supports innovation through curriculum design and has also been used in staff development activities to clarify how social media provide academics with a powerful a...
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Opportunities to learn informally have exploded since the arrival of social media and mobile technologies. These technologies disrupt the way we learn and create new opportunities for learning (Beetham & Sharpe, 2013). Google is rapidly becoming our dynamic encyclopaedia and connecting to global sources of information and learning is normal behavio...
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Beckingham, S., Nerantzi, C., Reed, P. & Walker, D. (2015) Speedy professional conversations around learning and teaching in higher education via the brand new tweetchat #LTHEchat, Journal ALISS Quarterly, February 2015, available athttp://alissnet.org.uk/aliss-quarterly/
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This paper shares the strategy we have developed at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) to educate and guide staff and students in their use of social media. Students need to understand their responsibilities to themselves and the institution, to develop sustainable strategies for using social media to enhance their learning and to develop their empl...
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This paper describes Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L), an open learning initiative exploring the use of smart devices for learning and teaching in higher education. BYOD4L was developed by educational developers in the UK using freely available social media able to run on personal smart devices. BYOD4L was offered by the Media-Enhanced L...

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Do you have any tips to share or approaches to building a personal learning network with like minded colleagues in Twitter?  
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I am interested in researching this further and would be interested in case studies using this methodology.

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To help staff and students consider a variety of approaches to enhance project based learning and effective reflective practice.