Friday, 9 October 2015

50 most influential higher education (HE) professionals using social media #Jisc50social

This week I was delighted to be informed that I had been selected as one of the 50 most influential higher education professionals using social media by Jisc. Ok this is an understatement! I was over the moon! It was also fabulous to see peers I have collaborated with on social media initiatives recognised too, plus other colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines.

The final line-up were chosen by a panel of social media experts, including award-winning social media editor for Times Higher Education Chris Parr, Inside Higher Ed journalist and blogger Eric Stoller, and Teacher Training Videos founder Russell Stannard, as well as Jisc’s David Kernohan and Sarah Knight.

Below is the summary by Jisc of my social media profile:

Sue Beckingham
Sheffield Hallam University
Sue’s interest is in making the links between online presence and employability; and digital scholarship and personal learning communities. She has delivered talks, workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally, and has influenced many of her peers to use social media to collaborate and communicate between the university and students, academics and alumni, and themselves.
She has collaborated with the cross-institutional open course BYOD4L, FOS, the weekly #LTHEchat; the Social Media for Learning Framework and the HEA funded LinkedIn toolkit 'Connected U' project. These have helped staff and students develop digital capabilities, integrate social media into their own practice, increase dissemination of research, and innovate in learning and teaching. She uses SlideShare to share presentations and resources with a Creative Commons licence, blogs at Social Media for Learning and uses Twitter to disseminate useful information, her own practice and that of others.

The list of 50 educators are truly inspiring and demonstrate innovation and creativity in our approaches to learning and teaching, as well as ways of communicating and collaborating as peers and with students using social media.  

#Jisc50social Twitter List

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