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Learning Spaces and Technology: The iBorrow Project

25 March 2010
Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2YA

The conference will look at the lessons and insights gained from the iBorrow Project

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Wayne Barry
14 July 2010

The conference will look at the lessons and insights gained from the iBorrow Project. This partly JISC-funded project provides, within the new library and student support centre, 200 thin-client netbook devices available "as easily as picking a book from a shelf".

Desktop virtualisation deployed across a wireless network within the largescale learning space now provides rich management data supporting an enhanced understanding on how students, academic and support staff are reacting to the way that the new resources have been configured.

This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in planning new libraries, learning centres or learning spaces; senior managers, computing staff, library and information specialists. It will also be of interest to academics and other professionals supporting information and communications technologies, e.g. student services managers, education developers and learning technologists.


9.30am – 11.00am

Pre-conference tour of Augustine House (optional)

Tea and coffee
Augustine Hall


  • Professor Michael Wright CBE – Vice Chancellor and Principal of Canterbury Christ Church University

  • George Roberts – Director of Institutional Innovation SSBR Project [slides]

Dimensions of the Project

  • Keynote: Professor Betty Collis [video]

  • Library & Learning Resources – Dr Peter Rands, Joint Project Director of Augustine House [slides]

  • Information Technology– Dr Ian Ellery, Head of Computing Services [slides]

  • Exploring Learning – Phil Poole, Director of Learning and Teaching [slides]
Augustine Hall
1.00pm Lunch Augustine Hall
2.00pm Workshops – designed to provide more detail on specific aspects of the development
Group 1:  Delivering student IT: design and implementation
[slide 1 - Wireless] [slide 2 - Client/Server] [slide 3 - Database]
Group 2:  Students’ use of learning spaces [slide 1] [slide 2 - example] AH1.21
Group 3:  Designing the library and learning spaces [slides]




Augustine Hall


Refreshments and opportunity to network and talk with members of the Augustine House and iBorrow teams.

Post-conference Augustine House tours

4.30pm End of Conference

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