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DELcast #8 Interview with Sue Beckingham – developing a professional online presence and effective network.

“I am an Educational Developer in Higher Education and a Principal Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Technology within the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University. As LTA (learning teaching and assessment) Lead for the department I take an active role supporting staff in technology enhanced learning (TEL) and academic development. I co-ordinate and facilitate a variety of workshops, seminars and conferences which provide opportunities for peers and students to learn about and share innovations in teaching and learning within higher education.

To disseminate and share good practice I develop and curate digital educational resources that can be openly shared with colleagues. This includes my blog ‘Social Media for Learning’ http://socialmediaforlearning.com/. I use Twitter as a conduit for communicating information about learning and teaching, tweeting as @suebecks.

As a passionate advocate of the exploration of new and emerging technology, and the use of social media and its use in teaching and learning to enhance the higher education student experience, I regularly present this work both within my own institution and beyond; and have been invited to give keynotes both nationally and internationally.

I am a National Teaching Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (FSEDA) and Executive Committee Member, and a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT).”