The SusTEACH project is progressing well, and we have now established partnerships with both Loughborough University and the University of Oxford as well as colleagues at the Open University. We would like to set up a additional partnership with another Higher Educational Institution. This email outlines what involvement with the SusTEACH project would entail, if you feel able to assist.
The Open University’s SusTEACH project aims to develop Sustainable Tools for the Environmental Appraisal of the Carbon impacts of Higher Education teaching models using ICTs. Led by Andy Lane and Sally Caird, the SusTEACH project aims to examine the transformative impact of ICTs on HE teaching models in Higher Education Institutions, and assess their environmental and life-time impacts. We hope to develop an innovative environmental impact appraisal toolkit that can be used at the early development stages to help reduce impacts when new modules and programmes are being designed and approved, and contribute towards achieving HEI sustainability targets.
For each the partner institutions this would involve attendance at a virtual scoping workshop (1-2 hours) sometime in April 2011 to establish a common framework for conceptualizing the different HE teaching models being investigated in terms of the impact of ICTs. We would like to invite participation from 4 course leaders from each partner university with academic responsibility for different modules or programmes, and set up a liaison with senior management in order to consider the university-wide implications of the SusTEACH outcomes for academic governance.
During the year we would like to interview the same staff by phone (1-2 hours) and survey the students on their modules/programmes to gather data on the ICTs used for teaching and learning, and the environmental impacts.
To add to this data, we would like to contact Estates and IT staff to request for data on campus energy consumption.
Later between February 2012 and June 2012, we would like to offer a workshop at the partner University for about 20 academics to assess, refine and consider using the Environmental Appraisal Toolkit on future teaching programmes.
For the main liaison person we would like assistance with the local coordination and some further, virtual exchanges/meetings with ourselves. We have up to £2000 available to pass on to each of the 3 partner universities to offset the time and costs incurred.
If you are interested in assisting after reading these details, I would be delighted to discuss the opportunity to work with you further.
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