There have been some exciting developments with the SusTEACH project. The data analysis based on the carbon-based environmental assessment of 30 courses or modules in UK Higher Education Institutions is now complete. During the next few weeks we will be holding several workshops at both the OU and Cranfield University to present the results of the SusTEACH project, including several prototype tools which have been designed to help reduce the negative environmental impacts of HE teaching.
The Toolkit includes a number or resources as well as the following tools:
The SusTEACH Planning Tool – is an online tool which helps lecturers and academic designers to rate their teaching delivery plan and produces personalised feedback on the likely environmental impacts associated with this plan.
The SusTEACH Modelling Tool – is an operational tool (Excel based) for lecturers and senior managers which permits the modelling of one or several courses/modules to estimate the energy impacts associated with different HE teaching methods within a qualification programme.
The SusTEACH carbon calculators are available for both students and lecturers to help each calculate energy consumption and carbon impacts associated with their teaching and learning respectively. Energy impacts are presented to both lecturers and students using the measure -per student per 100 study hours (10 CATS credits)
We are interested in promoting the use of the tools in Higher Education to integrate with teaching and learning initiatives, and to support the sustainability agenda.