The iBorrow Experience

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A lightning talk given at the Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University by Wayne Barry of Canterbury Christ Church University.

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The iBorrow Experience

  1. 1. Eduserv Symposium 2010 The Mobile University Royal College of Physicians, 13 May 2010 Wayne Barry Learning & Teaching Enhancement Unit, CCCU the iBorrow experience
  2. 2. The background to the project Augustine House... + Response to NSS + £35m building project + Covering 12,000m 2 of space + Library & Flexible Learning Spaces + Student Services Centre + Technology-rich + Supporting 16,700 students + Supporting 1,500 staff
  3. 3. Easier than borrowing a book... iBorrow netbooks... + 200 ASUS 1000 (thin-client) - Atom-based processor - 8Gb SSD - 10” screen - RFID tag + Lean version of Windows XP - Windows 7 would be better + Uses features of EduRoam service + Connects to MS Terminal Server + Uses App-V to deliver software + “Equivalent” user experience - Profile on network drive
  4. 4. Observations ( Pre -iBorrow ~ Oct. 2009) Third Floor – East Wing (Front) KEY: iBorrow Users Desktop Users Own Laptop Users
  5. 5. Observations ( Post -iBorrow ~ Feb. 2010) Third Floor – East Wing (Front) KEY: iBorrow Users Desktop Users Own Laptop Users
  6. 6. The learner’s footprint ...
  7. 7. iBorrow use by subject / faculty
  8. 8. Student use of the iBorrow netbooks... n: 174
  9. 9. Student views: Positive ... n: 361
  10. 10. Student views: Negative ... n: 224
  11. 11. For further information ... Please contact: Wayne Barry Learning Technologist, CCCU [email_address] Alternatively, please visit: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/iborrow/

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