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An overview and evaluation of the 'Stand Up and Be Heard' workshops for student fear of public speaking (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Grieve, R. (2018, September). An overview and evaluation of the 'Stand Up and Be Heard' workshops for student fear of public speaking. Presented at Higher Education Academy (HEA), NET2018

This paper will present the background, outline and evaluation of an educational innovation on the conference theme of educational enhancement. The “Stand Up and Be Heard" workshops for student fear of public speaking developed from a single workshop... Read More

Virtual Avebury: An immersive partnership (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Welham, K., Burden, D., Cleal, R., Falconer, L., Hoyte, R., Phelps, P., …Snashall, N. (2018, April). Virtual Avebury: An immersive partnership. Paper presented at Check Object Integrity

This presentation describes the AHRC/EPSRC funded partnership between Bournemouth University, Daden Ltd, Satsymph and The National Trust, to create and test a fully immersive 3D simulation of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire, circa 2,300 BCE. We discuss th... Read More

Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016, October). Enhancing real-world education through immersive virtual experiences. Presented at Mindtrek 2016

Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega, Senior teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, Senior Lecturer in Innovative Pedagogy and Programme Leader for the Masters in Education in Virtual Worlds at the Education Innovation Centre of the Univer... Read More

An international understanding of the current and future role of chartered surveyors in providing flood risk advice for commercial properties (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Lamond, J., Bhattacharya-Mis, N., Chan, F. K. S., Kreibich, H., Montz, B., Proverbs, D., & Wilkinson, S. (2016, September). An international understanding of the current and future role of chartered surveyors in providing flood risk advice for commercial properties. Paper presented at RICS COBRA 2016

Limited research has been done to understand the perspectives of building surveyors in the international commercial property sector in the context of flood risk to assets, valuation of risk and availability of insurance. There is a need to develop an... Read More

Low empathizing and high systemizing tendencies in Higher Education computing students: The affordances of virtual worlds in their education (2016)
Thesis
Castle, J. L. Low empathizing and high systemizing tendencies in Higher Education computing students: The affordances of virtual worlds in their education. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Background. The increasing societal reliance on emerging technology is demanding much more of those planning a career in the computing profession than technical ability alone. Many contemporary roles require business contact and therefore soft skills... Read More

Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., Sumpter, J., Shand, M., & Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016, June). Learning from the Avebury landscape in virtual and augmented realities. Presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

This workshop will describe and demonstrate the reconstruction of an ancient landscape in a virtual environment as a means to facilitate collaborative learning. The virtual landscape, a reconstruction of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire circa 2,300 BCE, wi... Read More

Augmented reality: Can it enhance the student learning experience? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J., & Shand, M. (2016, June). Augmented reality: Can it enhance the student learning experience?. Poster presented at UWE Bristol Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

In 2013 the Horizon Report produced by Educause featured six educational technologies to watch in the coming years. One of these was wearable technology that would enable Augmented Reality (AR) to reach its potential and seamlessly integrating digita... Read More

Foundations Spanish (2016)
Book
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2016). Foundations Spanish. Palgrave Macmillan

New full colour edition of this bestselling beginners' classroom text now including video and an interactive e-book with each print copy. Foundation Languages courses are tailor-made for IWLPs in the HE sector, with lively exercises, integrated pair-... Read More

Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2015, May). Choreographing the dance: Reflections after three years facilitating learning experiences in SL. Paper presented at Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Changing the Face of Learning; Special Conference Stream within The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project: 5th Global Meeting

Innovation@UWE Island in Second Life, home of the MA Education in Virtual Worlds, is an example of pedagogical innovation that capitalizes on what virtual worlds have to offer to social aspects of teaching and learning. In this distance learning prog... Read More

Exploring innovation in education (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J., Shand, M., Gil Ortega, M. C., & Green, J. (2015, April). Exploring innovation in education. Poster presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2015

The e-poster highlighted our presence in virtual worlds and the various simulations that run across the university in undergraduate, postgraduate and research contexts.

Sustainability and transferable skills in a digital age (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J. (2015, April). Sustainability and transferable skills in a digital age. Presented at Bileta: British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Annual Conference

Keynote Speech: Sustainability & Transferable Skills in a Digital Age: My talk looked at technology and its impact on sustainability, exploring how Higher Education institutions leveraged technology in the last decade.

Virtual tour: Simulations at UWE (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gil Ortega, M. C. (2015, March). Virtual tour: Simulations at UWE. Presented at VWBPE Post-conference Virtual World Explorations

Curriculum design in online open education (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J. (2014, February). Curriculum design in online open education. Presented at Open University ‘The Networked Practitioner’ online conference

My presentation looked at curriculum design in online open education, asking if learning styles are taken into account and contribute to inclusion?

Exploring google hangouts for PhD forums (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J. (2013, October). Exploring google hangouts for PhD forums. Poster presented at AECT (Association for Education Communications and Technology) 2013

In this paper, I detail two pilots run by Bath Spa Learning Technologist John Sumpter and Senior Lecturer in English, Dr Tracy Brain. The project focused on the use of synchronous online learning, to facilitate building a community of learners (Salmo... Read More

The price is right-rapid prototyping, learning technology, and the five muskeeters (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Sumpter, J. (2013, October). The price is right-rapid prototyping, learning technology, and the five muskeeters. Presented at AECT (Association for Education Communications and Technology), 2013

Implementation of learning technology across five schools with very different needs is a challenge for change management. This presentation focuses on lessons learned and the challenges associated with introducing technology solutions

Sliding mode hybrid impedance control of robot manipulators interacting with unknown environments using VSMRC method (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Jafari, A., Ryu, J., Rezaei, M., Monfaredi, R., Talebi, A., & Shiry Ghidary, S. (2013, October). Sliding mode hybrid impedance control of robot manipulators interacting with unknown environments using VSMRC method. Paper presented at The 44th IEEE International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2013)

In the present paper, the objective of hybrid impedance control is specified and a robust hybrid impedance control approach is proposed. Based on the concept of hybrid control, the task space is decomposed into position and force controlled subspaces... Read More

Intuitive resources: ‘It’s like having you at home helping us’ (2013)
Journal Article
Cash, C., & Sumpter, J. (2013). Intuitive resources: ‘It’s like having you at home helping us’. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 5,

A recent report from the EDUCAUSE Centre for Applied Research highlights that students are integrating smart technologies and web-based tools into their academic experience (ECAR, 2011). With this in mind, the Intuitive Resources project at Falmouth... Read More

Investigating student engagement with an electronically delivered simulation of professional practice (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Billingham, O. (2011, November). Investigating student engagement with an electronically delivered simulation of professional practice. Poster presented at 10th European Conference on E-learning

Electronically delivered simulations of professional practice enable educators to place students in vocationally relevant situations or to experience events that would be impossible, or extremely difficult or costly to replicate without recent advanc... Read More

An online educational simulation: Investigating student motivational orientation (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Billingham, O. (2011, June). An online educational simulation: Investigating student motivational orientation. Paper presented at World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011

Educational simulations allow students to experience events or situations that are vocationally relevant but would not normally be possible to replicate in the classroom. This paper considers the findings of a research study that investigated the mot... Read More