Workshop on Integration of Green Coding in Curricula

Workshop on Integration of Green Coding in Curricula ​

The workshop investigates the integration of technology and sustainability, focusing on incorporating Green Coding into curricula. It explores challenges, opportunities, and potential implementations. The workshop comprises in-depth discussions about initial efforts introducing Green Coding through a course at HTW Berlin, titled “Design and implementation of a lecture teaching current Green Coding approaches and practices at HTW Berlin,” offering foundational insights. Additionally, a presentation on integrating Green Coding into existing study programs provides practical applications. Participants are encouraged to share experiences and insights into integrating Green Coding into curricula, with qualitative inputs analyzed for a comprehensive understanding. Outcomes will shape academic guidelines for wider dissemination. Join this transformative platform shaping the future of tech education, uniting sustainability and technology through Green Coding. It welcomes researchers, educators, and curriculum developers passionate about sustainable tech education, valuing your contributions to the discourse on Green Coding’s educational impact.
Design and implementation of a lecture for teaching current Green Coding approaches and practices at the HTW Berlin
In the research project “Potentials of Green Coding,” involving the ‘Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.’ (GI), the ‘Umweltcampus Birkenfeld’ (UCB), and the ‘Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft’ (HTW Berlin), three research questions on ‘green coding’ were addressed. These focused on current ‘green coding’ concepts in software development and the Internet industry, as well as the implementation of these concepts in software development processes and existing degree program curricula. Within the third research question, led by HTW Berlin, a pilot module was developed for the Master’s program “Industrial Environmental Informatics.” The module aimed to integrate environmentally conscious and energy-efficient software development principles. Titled “Current Development Trends in Environmental Informatics,” the course imparts foundational concepts and techniques in the field, emphasizing software that is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Students learn to optimize energy efficiency through algorithms and enhanced server performance. The modular course includes internal and external lectures, culminating in a practical component for hands-on learning. The course is influenced by current research at HTW Berlin and external experts, enhancing students’ knowledge of ‘Green IT’ and ‘green coding.’ Practical measurement exercises, based on the “Blue Angel for Software Products” standard, are conducted to explore ‘green coding’ topics, resulting in LNI short papers. This talk presents and discusses the short papers’ findings, evaluating the course concept and execution.
Volker Wohlgemuth