From the book: Green Technology Strategies


There are 2 areas of assessment in the subject:

To pass the subject overall, it is necessary that you pass in both areas of assessment.

If you have any queries or concerns about these assessments, contact your tutor.


The weekly discussion forums are for your discussion of questions posed during a particular week of study. The questions will be provided to you (and are at the end of each week's notes); and you are expected to provide answers by the Wednesday evening of the particular week, and then replies to other people's answers by the Saturday evening.

Each week your contributions will be marked out of 2, where:

and the criteria for determining the mark will be:

  1. the intellectual and academic quality of your answers,
  2. the intellectual and academic quality of your replies to other people's answers, and, most importantly,
  3. the degree to which your answers and replies engender and encourage further discussion and debate amongst your classmates.

Note also that you are expected to use the discussion forums ethically at all times. Material posted should be relevant to the purpose of the forum and should not contain material which is:

You should also be conscious of unnecessary noise brought about by frivolous discussions.


There are 2 assignments in the subject:

Assignment Assessment Criteria

When preparing your assignments you should note that, this subject is designed at the post-graduate level with particular relevance to the ICT industry and profession.

All marks are integers (no part marks):

Component Weight
Introduction/summary 10%
Background explaining previous work in the area citing literature 10%
Plan of what is intended to achieve in this work 10%
Detail of what was done 20%
Analysis of results 20%
Conclusion and recommendations for improvements 10%
Use of Relevant References 10%
Overall layout 10%
Total 100%

Instructions for submission of assignments

Assignments are to be uploaded using the Submit Assignment facility provided. Early submission of assignments is allowed, and late submission without approval will incur a reduction in your mark.

Your assignments should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Your assignment must be less than 500 kbytes in total and must not be zipped.

Your assignments should use the Harvard referencing system.

From the book: Green Technology Strategies

This book is about how to reduce carbon emissions and achieve other environmental benefits by using computers and telecommunications technology. It is designed to be used within an online course for professionals, using mentored and collaborative learning techniques.

Title: Green Technology Strategies: Using computers and telecommunications to reduce carbon emissions

Copyright © , 2009

Publisher: Tomw Communications, PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia. Website:

New edition available: ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future, September 2011.

These notes are used for the courses:

  1. Green ICT Strategies (ACS25): offered in the Postgraduate Program of Open Universities Australia and available from 2010 to students of Curtin University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University and the University of South Australia,

  2. Green Technology Strategies: offered in the Computer Professional Education Program, Australian Computer Society (first run as "Green ICT Strategies" in February 2009), and

  3. Green Information Technology Strategies (COMP7310), in the Graduate Studies Select program, Australian National University (first run July 2009).

The notes were first published as an electronic and paperback book in 2009 (Green ICT, Tom Worthington, Tomw Communications, 2009). Students can download or print their own copy of the e-book from the course learning management system, which is likely to be more up to date.

Green Technology Strategies: Using computers and telecommunications to reduce carbon emissions by Tom Worthington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License, except for institutions covered by a Copyright Agency Ltd Statutory Licence.