Green Computing: Students, Campus Computing and The Environment: A Case For Botswana

Abstract:

How has Information Technology (IT) impacted lives, especially of students studying in higher institutions of learning in Botswana?

Are IT users aware of the concept and application of Green Computing? The aim of this paper is to answer the above important questions. In

this paper we will critically look at IT penetration in Botswana and how it has impacted the lives of Batswana users, both positively and negatively.

The paper also aims to assess awareness levels of IT users with regards to Green Computing; that is using IT in ways that are not

harmful to the environment. A recommendation will be given on how Green Computing strategies can be implemented at Botho College.

Statistics were sought to have an understanding of technology presence in Botswana especially usage of technology by students in higher

institutions of learning. A questionnaire and interview questions were prepared to establish the levels of awareness of negative impacts of IT

and of environmental sustainability awareness or green computing. The questionnaires were given to students and staff while management

and representatives from the IT department were interviewed.

The research finding established that more education is required in order to make IT users to take greener approaches of using technology

and associated gadgets. The research also confirmed that an elevated level of awareness could lead to behavioral changes and welcome

greener uses of IT.

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APA

Billy, B (2024). Green Computing: Students, Campus Computing and The Environment: A Case For Botswana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/green-computing-students-campus-computing-and-the-environment-a-case-for-botswana

MLA 8th

Billy, Batlegang "Green Computing: Students, Campus Computing and The Environment: A Case For Botswana" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/green-computing-students-campus-computing-and-the-environment-a-case-for-botswana. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

MLA7

Billy, Batlegang . "Green Computing: Students, Campus Computing and The Environment: A Case For Botswana". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 21 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/green-computing-students-campus-computing-and-the-environment-a-case-for-botswana >.

Chicago

Billy, Batlegang . "Green Computing: Students, Campus Computing and The Environment: A Case For Botswana" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/green-computing-students-campus-computing-and-the-environment-a-case-for-botswana