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  1. 1. Learning and Teaching Using Social Media Sue Beckingham @suebecks Keynote at the TEL Showcase #StaffsTEL Staffordshire University
  2. 2. With ubiquitous access to the Internet there is a danger of suffering from information overflow HEALTH WARNING
  3. 3. "It's not information overload. It's filter failure" Clay Shirky
  4. 4. Worldwide internet user penetration from 2014 to 2021
  5. 5. "The concept of ‘mobile first’ is no longer exclusive to technology- focused businesses and consumers, but is the default position for a growing number of internet users, who now consider smartphones and tablets essential to their daily lives." Comscore 2017
  6. 6. #Digifest19 keynote Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE @aimafidon on the importance of digital literacy – "It’s as important as reading, writing and arithmetic"
  7. 7. How much data do we create every day?
  8. 8. Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day. By 2020, it’s estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth.
  9. 9. 2004 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 1 terabyte is equal to 1000 gigabytes 2017 1TB 2TB
  10. 10. Source:
  11. 11. In one minute Snapchat users 2m snaps More than 120 professionals join LinkedIn Users watch 4,146,600 YouTube videos 473,000 tweets are sent on Twitter Instagram users post 497,380 photos Source:
  12. 12. Google now processes over 73,290 search queries every second on average /
  13. 13. – Nerantzi and Beckingham 2014 The 5 C Framework connect, communicate, curate, collaborate and create
  14. 14. Connect
  15. 15. The Office The Canteen The Water Cooler The Pub
  16. 16. Communicate
  17. 17. Brian Solis 2013 (CC BY 2.0)
  18. 18. Curate
  19. 19. Collaborate
  20. 20. Don Tapscott 2013 “Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The sprit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever changing networked society. ”
  21. 21. Create
  22. 22. Graphic by @simonrae during @helenbeetham's #LTHEchat
  23. 23. Overcoming barriers for new users of social media 'Listening in' - observe how others are interacting. Positive silent engagement is a valuable part of everyone's development.
  24. 24. Choice
  25. 25. A supported start
  26. 26. Designing a bespoke toolkit for your needs
  27. 27. Interconnectedness
  28. 28. Interconnectedness Add links to any websites or blogs you have Add the URLs to your email signature
  29. 29. Build a Network
  30. 30. Building a network
  31. 31. Google yourself
  32. 32. 'Google yourself'
  33. 33. Ask for help
  34. 34. Ask for help
  35. 35. Reflect
  36. 36.
  37. 37. Explore
  38. 38. Social Media for Learning Blog
  39. 39. Student partnerships
  40. 40. SMASH Student led special interest group to develop the use of social media for learning
  41. 41. Framework – The Three Pillars Helping staff to identify and use social media tools for communication and collaboration within and beyond the classroom. Learning Activities Showcasing Learning Helping students to prepare digital portfolios to openly share outcomes and projects to develop a professional online presence. Organising Learning Helping students and staff to identify and use relevant social media tools to curate and organise information relating to learning.
  42. 42. Resources The Initial Framework, First Infographic, Snow Day Post All have been given a Creative Commons License Developing a home for a toolkit which could be used by others to plan activities/case studies How members of staff can utilise social medias within their teaching WEBSITE BLOG POSTS CARD ACTIVITY
  43. 43. Digital CPD
  44. 44. Learning and Teaching in HE Chat
  45. 45. Bring Your Own Device for Learning
  46. 46. 10 Days of Twitter
  47. 47. Digital scholar
  48. 48. ONLINE PRESENCE Create a digital online presence PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY Develop a digital professional identity to showcase your academic work PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK Build a personal learning network by connecting with other academics NETWORKS OF PRACTICE Interact by discussing shared topics of interest Steps to becoming a digital scholar
  49. 49. discussioncritical evaluation collaborative investigation asking questions open inquiry Social scholarship through digital engagement
  50. 50. Sharing is caring
  51. 51. Acknowledge the digital scholarship, teaching excellence and student learning gains shared by peers and students. Interact by commenting, asking questions, or signposting related information that may be useful. Share the digital narratives with others in your network Engaging with digital scholarship
  52. 52. Sue Beckingham | @suebecks National Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with a research interest in the use of social media in education. Blog: LinkedIn: Image credit: Where not notes images used in this presentation are CC0 Creative Commons free for use

Editor's Notes


  • Google+ shut down March 2019 LinkedIn 610 million 40 million students/recent grads
    Twitter 321 million monthly active users
    Facebook 1.52 billion
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  • In 2015 Helen led a Twitter chat on Digital Wellbeing. Simon Rae a retired Lecture in professional development and active member of this LTHEchat community created this doodle, an adaption of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. You'll see the addition of wellbeing and Wi-Fi are important additional components. Below Wi-Fi we might want to add battery.

    Tweet by Simon Rae
  • Tweet by @ACHIEVE_Hallam: Tweet by Simon Horrocks: