Monday, June 25, 2012

Learning to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Melbourne

The draft notes are available for my presentation "A Green Computing Professional Education Course Online" (and slides), for the 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2011), 10:45am, 16 July 2012 in Melbourne. I would welcome corrections and additions.

Also any suggestions on what else to do in Melbourne would be useful. The City of Melbourne was to hold a Digital City Unconference in July, but this has been postponed. Also the Victorian government has announced work on a Whole of Government ICT Strategy.

A Green Computing Professional Education Course Online

Tom Worthington

Research School of Computer Science

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

For 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2011), 10:45am, 16 July 2012, Melbourne, Australia.


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.

Reference as:

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.

Slides for these notes are also available. 也可对这些票据的幻灯片

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