Co-creating learning experiences with students as partners




Students as Partners, extracurricular, social media


The focus of this paper is a reflection on the co-created learning experience that led to three students leading a workshop at SocMedHE19. This students as partners initiative has developed over the course of four years, each set of students building on the work of the group from the previous year. Consideration is given to the outcomes of the continued learning experience, the development of a virtual community of practice and potential future steps to continue this work.

Author Biography

Sue Beckingham, Mrs

Sue is a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Lecturer in Digital Analytics and Technologies in the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University with a lead role in Learning Teaching and Assessment. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Certified Member of ALT and a Certified Management and Business Educator.  

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.

An advocate of informal learning, she is a co-founder of the international #LTHEchat 'Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Twitter Chat'.