Digital Technology & the Environment
More than at any other time of history, man has become critically dependent on technology. We are also producing vast amounts of data which needs to be processed and stored. How do software and hardware interact with the environment and what does the future hold?
At TechSpark Academy, we are excited to launch our new course on Digital Technology and the Environment. This module exposes students to ways in which digital technology harms the environment, as well as to how it can be a source for good.
- Green IT looks at ways in which digital processes and the hardware on which they depend can be run with reduced energy consumption and lower environmental impact. Students will consider: how can we practice more environmentally sustainable computing?
- IT for Green looks at how information technology can be used to monitor and manage the environment and our consumption and disposal patterns. We ask, how we can use IT to become more sustainable, and are there personal commitments we can make?
The course will stimulate student’s thinking about how digital technology can help us protect the environment. Participants will consider responsible use and work with real case studies and practical examples.
If you are keen to learn more about the technologies and frameworks related to the digital and environment, the circular economy and sustainability strategies, this course is for you!
You can also sign up for this course at one of our in-person camps in Switzerland during school holidays.
- Age: +14
- Skill: No prior knowledge is required
- A personal laptop is required
- Minimum recommended learning hours: 10 hours
With the help of your tutor, personalize your
learning objectives following a choice from the list
of chapters below:
- Chemistry basics of environmental science
- A look at Carbon dioxide, Methane and Hydrogen – Facts or fiction?
- Key sources of pollution: Energy, Transport, Agriculture & more
- Human consumption & waste management
- Renewable energy & clean technologies
- The principles of Circular economy
- Trustworthiness of databases and resources
A pitch for an environmentally sound technology
of their choice or use inspiration from existing
apps to work with a statistical model of Carbon
Emissions and Carbon Footprint.
A typical day in class – involves games, exercises,
quizzes, framework designs and more!
Learning Management System (LMS) – Together
with your instructor, you will be accessing course
materials on our “Learn Dash” educational course
platform. This platform will give you access to all
your course materials, from exercises to evaluations