Category Archives: technology

Learning Spaces and Technology: The iBorrow Project 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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To book your place, please click here
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The conference will look at the lessons and insights gained [...]

iBorrow Wireless Technical Report

Chris French, of the Network 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 Network Technical team were responsible for the wireless connectivity and real time location systems for device tracking and data capture.
Download: Wireless Technical Report (.docx)

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)

iBorrow in action

Below are some images of the iBorrow netbooks in action. To see more images of the iBorrow netbooks, please visit this Flickr site.

Augustine House

Augustine House, Canterbury Christ Church University’s £35 million state-of-the-art Library and Student Services Centre, opened it’s doors to both student and staff on Monday 28th September, 2009. It represents the biggest building project undertaken by the University since the first campus was built in 1963. Library, learning spaces, staff offices and student services stretches across [...]

Useful resource on technology and feedback.

At teh HE Academy Conference, I picked up a leaflet about a project at Sheffield Hallam University called, ‘Technology, Feedback, Action: the impact of learning technology upon students’ engagement with their feedback’. You can access their work on: or their project on Contacts are: Stuart Hepplestone ( or Helen Parkin ( Their site is well worth a visit and full of references.

Package Sequencing with App-V

March 2009
The following applications have been sequenced to run under App-V, these include:

Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Onenote, PictureManager)
Minitab 15
Adobe Photoshop CS
Crocodile Clips (this is just for a test and is not part of the iBorrow suite of software)
Adobe Reader plugin
Adobe Flashplayer plugin
Adobe Shockwave plugin
Java plugin

This will be the bulk of the software [...]

The Highs and Lows with the ASUS 1000H

April 2009
The User Technology Team started to configure the ASUS 1000H with Microsoft Vista as part of it’s 3 icon strategy to bring it in line with the University’s overall Vista strategy. The start up times were proven to be slow, and the connection to Eduroam was equally slow. Once they managed to get logged in, the performance was acceptable after defragmenting, indexing, [...]

Other IIP JISC Projects

When JISC put the call in for projects in May 2008 as part of its’ second phase of the Institutional Innovation Programme (IIP), they had received well over 70 proposals for projects looking for a share of the £13.08m investment “aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven practices, technologies, standards [...]

Software locally installed and virtually streamed

The Software Team have been charged with the delivery of no fuss access to a full range of software and learning resources which are part of the projects aims. However, in order to ensure the viability of software delivery by Microsoft Terminal Services 2008 (TS2008) and Microsoft Application Virtualisation (App-V) there needs to a defined [...]

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