What gives me hope for computing education for sustainability?

November 20, 2016

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Here’s a little thing I wrote for a special topic in Interactions: Computing Education for Sustainability – What gives me hope? Here is a page view version, or via its doi. http://mags.acm.org/interactions/november_december_2016?pg=46#pg46

Manifesto for transformational sustainability – a work in progress.

November 10, 2016

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Transformational sustainability (in the style of the Agile Manifesto).  A work in progress… (updated) If we wish to transform ourselves and society, we need to embrace… 1. Socio-ecological restoration over economic justification 2. Transformative system change over small steps to keep business as usual 3. Holistic perspectives over narrow focus 4. Equity and diversity over […]

Interviewed…

September 5, 2016

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I was interviewed by Bill Tomlinson for the University of California online course, “ICS 5: Global Disruption and Information Technology”, here it is:

Towards a capability maturity rubric for Sustainable HCI

July 19, 2016

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I’ve long been a fan of Bob Willard’s organisational sustainability maturity index – here’s a post from 2007. I’ve used it many times, including this talk to Young Enterprise. Now for a book chapter I’m writing with Oliver Bates we’ve had a go at using it for a rubric for considering the sustainabilityness of Human […]

Posted in: ecoLabel, HCI, research

Little things that multiply to create positive system change for sustainability

April 11, 2016

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Here’s my lecture from late last year to Dunedin U3A’s lecture series on Climate Change, organised by SCAN, the Senior Climate Action Network.   Here is the whole playlist.

Blooming Sustainability

April 4, 2016

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Yesterday in a workshop we were given a Bloom list of action verbs to use in course development  (eg this,  or this interactive version). These phrase lists are important, they underpin whole education systems (such as the NZ Qualifications Framework). Nothing new, but on being reminded of these lists, it occurred to me that all the group words are […]

Posted in: education

Upcoming workshop: The role of ICT in transforming society through engaged communities

July 20, 2015

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I’m very happy that this workshop will be held at ICT4S in September (see more info here) On the basis that sustainability problems are not amenable to single-point interventions (because they are both wicked and numerous), we need a step-change in how we approach ICT4S.  Rather than trying for separate interventions for every aspect, or for […]