Topic: Green Computing Professional Education Course Online
By: Tom Worthington, ANU Research School of Computer Science
For: IR and friends
Location: CSIRO Seminar Room, Level 2, CSIT Building, ANU, North Road, Canberra
Time: 4pm, 23 July 2012
Just back from the 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2012), Tom will reprise his presentation on how to teach on-line using e-documents. He will also give some impressions as to where Australian tertiary computer science and engineering education is heading in the face of global competition. Notes from Tom's conference presentation: http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/green_computing_professional
Description: Sustainable ICT Courses are being introduced at the vocational training level and more rarely at undergraduate and graduate levels. This paper reports on a graduate level Sustainable ICT Course run for the first time in 2009, as part of a global professional training program. The same course has been run at an Australian university and later adapted for North America by a Canadian university. The course had enrolments from industry based participants from both private and public sector organisation, as well as full time university students, with corporate Green ICT strategies being produced as course assignments. This paper discusses the student population and presents the course structure and assessment. An empirical evaluation of student responses, conducted at the end of the course, has yet to be completed, but some impressions of the differences in responses from graduate students and external participants is presented.
Keywords: sustainable ICT education, postgraduate studies, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, e-learning, work integrated learning.
WORTHINGTON, T. 2012. A green computing professional education course online: designing and delivering a course in ICT Sustainability using Internet and eBooks. [Preprint]. 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Education. Melbourne, Australia: IEEE.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Professional Education Online
I will be giving a presentation on my experience of providing professional education on-line at CSIRO in Canberra, next Monday. Also I will comment on where Australian tertiary education is heading in the face of global competition: