42 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Extends learning beyond the classroom.
Laptops provide flexibility for meeting location—not restricted to formal computer classrooms.
Offers flexibility to instructors and students.
Researchers have the ability to perform assignments and use a computer at any physical point in the library.
Some don’t own a laptop, users like flexibility of a laptop.
Some students choose not to bring their own laptops - convenient.
They appreciate not always having to lug around their own laptops.
Enhances experience and service of users N=12
Allows users to make the best use of space.
An enhanced student instructional experience.
Brings students in to the library and provides an opportunity for them to be exposed to other services and information
Contributes to enhancing educational outcomes.
Creates a more dynamic and interactive classroom environment for library instruction.
Improved learning space and higher satisfaction of services.
Improved patron services.
Providing a space with useful equipment for library users to meet and collaborate.
Providing these tools helps students have better success.
Students beneﬁt from flow from formal classroom instruction to group spaces to individual study spaces.
The opportunity to create new kinds of assignments, productive collaborative experiences.
Users of the research commons stay in the library, on average, 3 times longer than those who use other library spaces.
Satisﬁes user needs N=11
Ability to support educational needs.
Allows us to ‘go where the customers are’ and provide the services our constituents expect.
Availability of laptops for check out makes up for the fact that there are never enough workstations available for the
Better meet student learning needs in 21st century.
Desire to give students stuff to play with.
Laptops continue to be extremely popular despite growing percentage of students owning their own.