Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICTSUS601, 'Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to integrate sustainability into planning and design stages of ICT project

1.1 Evaluate suitable ICT projects into which sustainability can be integrated

1.2 Negotiate with stakeholders to establish extent to which sustainability is to be integrated

1.3 Research and identify suitable technology solutions applicable to project

1.4 Gather power consumption data on ICT equipment required for energy audit based on agreed standard

2. Devise strategies for incorporating sustainability into ICT project

2.1 Determine and oversee implementation of short term technology solutions to achieve reduction of power consumption

2.2 Initiate and progress sustainable management principles that result in reduced environmental impact

2.3 Establish, regularly review and improve key performance indicators (KPI) on sustainability performance

2.4 Incorporate innovative planning and design rules for ICT projects that foster sustainability and environmental best practice

3. Analyse energy audit data

3.1 Identify energy usage within scope of ICT project and provide detailed report

3.2 Estimate potential energy savings and payback periods for recommended actions

3.3 Estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for nominated project

3.4 Evaluate estimated CO2 emissions with comparable benchmarks

3.5 Make recommendations in order of priority and give estimates of implementation costs on integration of sustainability for other ICT projects