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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 about Exploring google hangouts for PhD forums.

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 about Sliding mode hybrid impedance control of robot manipulators interacting with unknown environments using VSMRC method.

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 about Intuitive resources: ‘It’s like having you at home helping us’.