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CEISE keynote: Green computing and the role of higher education

The keynote session for 7th China – Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Orientated Education to be held 23-24th May 2011 at School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, UK. We have been fortunate to have three keynote speakers.



Speakers: Denise Oram– Ethical dimensions, building and procuring for sustainability Colin Pattinson- Sustainability in the IT/CS curriculum Bob Crooks– Wider UK government and BCS work on Green ICT
Abstract As both large consumers of technology and energy with significant sustainability impacts, and agents for changing behaviours and technologies, universities have a pivotal role in securing a greener planet for us all. We aim to set out the drivers for change and how we in the UK are driving change forward through UK Government, Education and Industry work. The first session will set the context for action, highlight the opportunities that can be taken in procuring and designing for more efficient ICT use and practices , and how UK Pr…

Learning Global - Fourth Learning & Teaching Conference

The fourth Teaching and Learning Conference - Learning Global took place on 11th May.  The conference was well attended by members of staff and students from school, as well as having five papers:




Mind the Gender Gap - Reflections on addressing gender Diversity in Computing and Engineering
Tricia Goodchild, Rashmi Dravid, Scott Turner


Technology enhanced transistion programme
Louise Maxwell, Ruth Copelend-Phillips and Paul Cox


Cyberspace - The New Women Frontier for Mobile Communications
Rashmi Dravid and Catherine Klimes


Influencing students' construction of peronalised concept maps through the use of query expansion (QE) searching of the World Wide Web
Kieran MCGovern, Peter Mothersole and Scott Turner


Is it Visual? problem solving evaluation
Kumuditha Kariyawasam and Scott Turner


For more details click here.

A Participatory Approach to Improve the Management of E-waste in Nigeria

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An abstract from the 7th China – Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Orientated Education to be held 23-24th May 2011 at School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, UK. For more details can be found at this link.


A Participatory Approach to Improve the Management of E-waste in Nigeria
Margaret P Bates[a], Kathleen M Holley[a] and Oladele Osibanjo[b]
a Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK NN2 6JD
b Basel Convention Regional Coordinating Centre for Africa for Training and Technology Transfer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Abstract
Approximately 125 million computers are discarded annually, with most ending up in landfill sites. The number of waste computers is high because of the short lifespan of personal computers (PCs) (Kiatkittipong et al. 2007). The typical life of a PC in the work place is approximately 2-3 years, while in the home it is 3-5 years, with an additional two and a half for second use (Kiatk…

Green Computer Science Courses! We’re going mobile!

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An abstract from the 7th China – Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Orientated Education to be held 23-24th May 2011 at School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, UK. For more details can be found at this link.


Green Computer Science Courses! We’re going mobile!

Gary Hill, Espen Svennevik, Scott Turner
Division of Computing & Immersive Technologies, University of Northampton, UK


Abstract

Traditionally computer sciences courses have been taught using laboratories full of expensive desktop computers. This approach may have been valid in the 80, 90’s and even the early part of this decade. This paper suggests that buying; maintaining and replacing laboratories full of computers are no longer a requirement. This paper raises the issues associated with such a ‘bold’ step, but offers potential solutions that, in some cases, may make Computer Science courses at such ‘brave’ institutions more appealing.




Details of the conference can be found at: http://www.com…