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Learning Spaces and Technology: The iBorrow Project Conference

Conference
Learning Spaces and Technology: the iBorrow project
Date: Thursday 25th March 2010
Time: 11.00am – 4.30pm
Location: Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA
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The conference will look at the lessons and insights gained [...]

iBorrow Assembly

On 11th December, 2009, a delegation from the University of Sheffield (weCAMP Project) and Buckinghamshire New University (SMART Project) visited Canterbury Christ Church University to take part in a JISC sponsored assembly with the iBorrow Project team. Also in attendance was Adrian Wheal (the project’s Technical Consultant) and Stephen Steadman (the project’s external Evaluator).
The delegation were [...]

iBorrow Pedagogic Research Report

Dr Lynne Graham-Matheson, of the Pedagogic Research team, has written a brief report on the different research activities that have taken place in the (old) library and the new facilities at Augustine House (AH).
Before AH opened (September 2009), we undertook research in the (old) library with a view to establishing a baseline of information about [...]

iBorrow Client Technical Report

Geoff Kimmons, of the Client Technical team, has written a technical report that outlines the issues and difficulties encouuntered during the iBorrow project and how they went about resolving them. The Client Technical team were responsible for the netbook build, terminal services configuration and the development and configuration of the virtualisation (App-V) services.
Download: Client Technical Report (.doc)
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The Library Observation Study – An Update

We reported that we were planning to observe and photograph students in the existing Library before one of its’ key components, the Integrated Support Services (ISS) Help Desk, was removed from the premises forever to it’s temporary home in the Erasmus block. The study took place between 27 April – 3 May, 2009.
The library survey [...]

weCAMP Assembly

On 29th May, 2009, a delegation from Canterbury Christ Church University visited the University of Sheffield to take part in a JISC sponsored assembly with the weCAMP Project team.
The assembly explored the potential for collaboration between the two projects. weCAMP providing the visual platform upon which the iBorrow location tracking data could be displayed to [...]

The Fourth Symposium on Social Learning Space

On 6th April, 2009 in “The Reinvention Centre” at Oxford Brookes University, Phil Poole and Wayne Barry attended the Fourth Symposium of Social Learning Space: Learning Outside the Square. The Reinvention Centre is “a collaborative project based in the Sociology Department at Warwick and the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes, is part [...]

Plans for an Observation Study

Things are hotting up on the pedagogic research front. We have a small window of opportunity to observe and photograph students in the existing Library before one of its’ key components, the Integrated Support Services (ISS) Help Desk, is removed from the premises forever to it’s temporary home in the Erasmus block.
Once Augustine House becomes [...]

Scenarios and Comparative Studies

Professor Betty Collis, the project’s external pedagogic consultant, presented to the Pedagogic Research Team, in Jaunuary 2009, some potential scenarios on how the learning spaces at Augustine House can be utilised; coupled with these suggested scenarios was a “learning spaces” matrix that could be used as a tool to capture the various dimensions on how [...]

The Ethical Consideration of Data

In January 2009, the Pedagogic Research Team needed to identify the types of demographical data that they wanted to use in order to build up a picture of how students were using the thin client laptops and how they were using the space in Augustine House.
The thin client laptops will each have a radio-frequency identification [...]

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