Sue is a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Technology and an Educational Developer at Sheffield Hallam University with a lead role in Learning Teaching and Assessment for the Department of Computing. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Developers Association and a Certified Member of ALT.
Her research interests include social media for learning and digital identity, and the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching; and she has published and presented this work nationally and internationally as an invited keynote speaker. She writes a blog called Social Media for Learning and can be found on Twitter as @suebecks. In 2015 she was shortlisted by Jisc as one of the Top 50 most influential higher education (HE) professionals using social media.
As a lifelong learner Sue is an active participant of online CPD and has an MA in Communication and Media Studies, an MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change, and a PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. An advocate of informal learning, she co-founded with Dr Chrissi Nerantzi the international #LTHEchat ‘Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Twitter Chat‘ and the cross-institutional open online course ‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning‘; communities she is constantly learning from.