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dc.contributor.authorIssa, Theodora
dc.contributor.authorIssa, Tomayess
dc.contributor.authorChang, Vanessa
dc.contributor.editorSociety for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED)
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:08:00Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:08:00Z
dc.date.created2011-07-26T20:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationIssa, Theodora and Issa, Tomayess and Chang, Vanessa. 2011. Green IT and Sustainable Development Strategies: An Australian experience, The 12th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Jul 21 2011, pp. 156-165. Singapore: Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/28867
dc.description.abstract

This paper reports on the development and facilitation of an intensive postgraduate unit (IS6) at Curtin University. IS6 aimed at enhancing Information Systems students’ appreciation and awareness of their industry’s impact on the environment, and their ultimate responsibility towards their communities and society. Throughout the seminars, students were keen to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to the importance of sustainable development and business strategies in such a crucial time for people, planet and profits. Indeed, students were able to display an understanding of the fundamentals of Green IT, applying conceptual tools and frameworks to critically analyze and apply business decision-making practices and policies, translating theories, concepts and analytical techniques learnt into practice.The paper reports on quantitative and qualitative data collected throughout the semester from eighteen students, the diverse assessment methods applied, the three written journals, students’ individual oral presentations including peer-evaluation and report writing of an IT Sustainable Strategy. This comes in addition to the feedback provided through informal channels and more importantly through ‘eVALUate’, a feedback system adapted by Curtin University. The preliminary outcome, though limited to Australian higher education, yet reveals a shift in the students’ mindsets towards appreciation of the big picture, thus moving from merely concentrating on their software and hardware development into establishing the link between their specific industry and the society and environment.

dc.publisherSociety for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED)
dc.titleGreen IT and Sustainable Development Strategies: An Australian experience
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.startPage156
dcterms.source.endPage165
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 12th international conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 12th international conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development
dcterms.source.isbn9780983789802
dcterms.source.conferenceThe 12th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJul 21 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationSingapore
dcterms.source.placeSingapore
curtin.departmentCBS - Faculty Office
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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