I am a Principal Lecturer and LTA Lead in Computing. In addition to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, I have an academic development leadership role where I provide support and guidance relating to learning, teaching and assessment. In 2017 I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. I am also a Fellow and Executive Committee Member of the Staff and Educational Development Association.
I am a National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Certified Management and Business Educator, a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology and Visiting Fellow at Edge Hill University.
Within Sheffield Hallam I am a member of a wide range of committees and special interest groups including the Student Experience Committee, Athena Swan Committee and mentor for a student led Social Media for Academic Studies Group.
I am an Editor for the Journal of Social Media for Learning.
Specialist areas of interest:
My research, publications and international keynote presentations have focused on:
Social Media for Learning
Digital Identity and Online Presence
Technology Enhanced Learning
Professionalism and Communication
Specialist areas of interest
My research, publications and international keynote presentations have focused on
Social Media in Business
Social Media for Learning
Technology Enhanced Learning
Digital Analytics and Technologies
Business and Digital Technology
Business and ICT
IT with Business Studies
Employability and Word Based Learning
Dissertations (undergraduate and postgraduate)
I have also taught Professionalism and Communication Skill; Social Media Use in Organisations; Leadership and Teamwork; Professional, Communication and Digital Skills; Work Based Learning.
Beckingham, S. (2020). Co-creating Learning Experiences with Students as Partners. The Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1 (1), 70-77. http://doi.org/10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article394
Sum, K., Beckingham, S., Faulkner, S., & Baff, D. (2020). An Interactive Social Media Workshop Using Lego® Serious Play®. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1 (1), 94-111. http://doi.org/10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article392
Purvis, A.J., Rodger, H.M., & Beckingham, S. (2020). Experiences and perspectives of social media in learning and teaching in higher education. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 100018. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2020.100018
Beckingham, S., Wood, C., Paddon, J., Butler, A., Trueman, M., & Rooney, C. (2019). A SMASHing approach for developing staff and student digital capabilities within a community of practice. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 5 (1). http://doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v5i1.923
Purvis, A., Rodger, H., & Beckingham, S. (2016). Engagement or distraction : the use of social media for learning in higher education. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 5 (1). http://doi.org/10.7190/seej.v5.i1.104
Beckingham, S. (2015). My role as a facilitator: the value of reflection from multiple personal perspectives. Learning and Teaching in Action, 11 (1), 44-51. http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/Vol11Iss1/8_Beckingham-my-role-as-facilitator.pdf
Beckingham, S., & Nerantzi, C. (2015). Scaling-up open CPD for teachers in higher education using a snowballing approach. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practices, 3 (1), 109-121. http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/148
Beckingham, S. (2015). What does it mean to be a digital lifewide learner? The Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change, 1 (1). http://research.shu.ac.uk/ds/telic/index.php/telic/article/view/14
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. ALISS Quarterly. http://alissnet.org.uk/aliss-quarterly/
Nerantzi, C., Middleton, A., & Beckingham, S. (2014). Facilitators as co-learners in a collaborative open course for teachers and students in higher education. eLearning papers, European Commission. http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/en/elearning_papers
Beckingham, S. (2014). Social media for professional learning and networking. Lifewide Magazine, 10, 25-28. http://www.lifewidemagazine.co.uk/uploads/1/0/8/4/10842717/magazine_10_june_2014.pdf
Beckingham, S., & Adams, J. (2013). Introduction to Twitter for educational developers. Educational developments, 14 (3), 10-12. http://www.seda.ac.uk/past-issues/14.3
Purvis, A., Rodger, H., & Beckingham, S. (2016). Experiences of social media in higher education: barriers, enablers and next steps. In Social Media for Learning in Higher Education 2015 Conference proceedings (#SocMedHE15). Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University: http://doi.org/10.7190/SocMedHE/2015/10
Beckingham, S. (2019). Developing a professional online presence and effective network. In Rowell, C. (Ed.) Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis. (pp. 21-34). Open Book Publishers
Beckingham, S. (2018). Baseline skills—scaffolding soft skills development within the curriculum. In Carter, J., O'Grady, M., & Rosen, C. (Eds.) Higher education computer science: A manual of practical approaches. (pp. 221-242). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98590-9_15
Beckingham, S. (2017). Beckingham, @suebecks' Emergency #EdTechRations. In Hopkins, D. (Ed.) Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home?. (pp. 45-48). David Hopkins: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/books/edtechrations/
Middleton, A., & Beckingham, S. (2015). Social media for learning : a framework to inspire innovation. In Middleton, A. (Ed.) Smart learning : teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post-compulsory education. (pp. 46-56). MELSIG, Sheffield Hallam University: http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=503
Beckingham, S., & Nerantzi, C. (2015). BYOD4L : learning to use own smart devices for learning and teaching through the 5C framework. In Middleton, A. (Ed.) Smart learning : teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post-compulsory education. (pp. 108-127). MELSIG, Sheffield Hallam University: http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=503
Beckingham, S. (2015). The blended professional : Jack of all trades, and master of some? In Hopkins, D. (Ed.) The Really Useful #EdTechBook. (pp. 129-150). UK: David Hopkins / CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/books/the-really-useful-edtechbook/
Beckingham, S., Purvis, A., & Rodger, H. (2014). The SHU Social Media CoLab: developing a social media strategy through open dialogue and collaborative guidance. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media. Sonning, Wokingham: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited: http://academic-conferences.org/ecsm/ecsm2014/ecsm14-proceedings.htm
Nerantzi, C., & Beckingham, S. (2014). BYOD4L – Our Open Magical Box to Enhance Individuals’ Learning Ecologies. In Jackson, N., & Willis, J. (Eds.) Lifewide Learning & Education in Universities and Colleges E-Book. UK: Lifewide Education: http://www.learninglives.co.uk/e-book.html
Dujardin, F., Edwards, K., & Beckingham, S. (2012). Diigo : social bookmarking in a professional communication course. In Cheal, C., Coughlin, J., & Moore, S. (Eds.) Transformation in teaching : social media strategies in higher education. (pp. 243-274). Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Institute: http://informingsciencepress.com//product_info.php?products_id=136&osCsid=ac867bdb10dc640915e5e646f620e70a
I am the co-founder of the weekly international tweetchat 'Learning and Teaching in Higher Education' #LTHEchat. As an advocate of lifelong learning I co-developed an open online and cross-institution CPD course for educators and students called Bring Your Own Devices for Learning to develop digital skills.