Introducing Green Computing to General Education
Stefan Robila, Montclair State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes an experience with the development and the use of a module that introduces green computing concepts to college students in a course focused on general education. The module, initially developed for computing majors, was redesigned to respond to the needs of the diverse undergraduate population and can be further adapted for inclusion in the high school curriculum. The module’s delivery with the IT students resulted in increased understanding of the concepts and in a raised awareness on the impact computing has on the environment. Similar results are expected from the administration of the module on the general undergraduate population. Green computing is no longer solely the concern of IT corporations or IT professionals but must be discussed by the society at large. Including sustainability among the topics for informational technology literacy is an appropriate avenue to support an informed discussion.
Robila, S. (2013). Introducing Green Computing to General Education. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 78-83). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).