Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies


Computer Science
Green Information and Communications Technology Strategies

Unit 2: Technical Strategy and Planning

Learning Activities

The following tasks are required of you for this section:

  1. Study the Seminar notes for this section and follow up with the additional readings until you feel you are ready to meet the learning outcomes for this section.
  2. Answer the study questions in your own notes. You can also post comments or queries on the study questions in the General Discussion Forum. Be sure to stay subscribed to this forum so that you do not miss posts from other learners.
  3. Submit an answer to one of the discussion questions in the Section 2.3 Discussion.
    Note: The forum is set up so that you have to submit your answer to a discussion question before you can read the answers provided by your fellow learners:
    1. Question: Use an energy usage calculator to estimate the power use and greenhouse gas emissions of your organization’s computers. In one paragraph, detail the assumptions you made.

    2. Question: The Climate Group made a lot of assumptions about energy use by computers in their SMART 2020 report. In two paragraphs, identify one of the The Direct Impact Assumptions (Appendix 2) which does not apply in your organization, region, or industry sector. What figures would you use, and why?

  4. Post a response to the postings of at least one of your fellow learners.
  5. Add or edit at least one entry in the Student-created Glossary.
  6. Complete the self-test, which has randomized questions, as many times as you wish. You will get a slightly different set of questions each time.
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