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Towards a sustainable computing education

Bechkoum, K., Straughan, K. and Scobell, K. (2011) Towards a sustainable computing education. In: Proceedings of the 7th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Industry-Oriented Education. Northampton: The University of Northampton. pp. 121-125.

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Abstract: As computing and information technologies become ever more pervasive the costs of energy used by our computer systems are increasing, both in monetary terms and in terms of environmental impact. It is no surprise, therefore, that a great deal of interest is shown in devising strategies and techniques that would support a greener IT infrastructure and a more efficacious use of our computer systems. This paper highlights some of the work that is being carried out in this area with a specific emphasis on the role of the Higher Education sector. The paper discusses the leadership role of higher education in preparing students by providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve a greater environmental sustainability in computing and IT infrastructures. A proposal, based on computing curriculum design and delivery, is presented.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.27 Study and teaching. Research
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE195 Environmentalism. Green movement
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5 Information technology
Creators: Bechkoum, Kamal, Straughan, K and Scobell, K
Funders or Sponsors: MOE (Ministry of Education) Higher Education Dept., China, HIT (Harbin Institute of Technology), China, DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology), Ireland
Publisher: The University of Northampton
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Computing
Date: May 2011
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 121-125
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 7th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Industry-Oriented Education
Event Title: 7th China-Europe International Symposium on Software Industry-Oriented Education (CEISIE 2011)
Event Dates: 23-24 May 2011
Place of Publication: Northampton
Event Location: The University of Northampton
Event Type: Conference
Number of Pages: 136
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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