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Ellis R C T, Thorpe A

An illuminative evaluation of distributed interactive multimedia project management resources

Abstract: There is considerable interest in the use of novel computer-based training (CBT) techniques in higher education institutions. Partly this is an acknowledgement of the exciting pedagogic opportunities such resources offer, but the imperative of providing high quality education in the most efficient manner possible is undoubtedly a key institutional driver. Flexibility therefore is an essential pre-requisite of educational multimedia development. This paper reflects on the findings of an illuminative evaluation of a bespoke project management hybrid CD-ROM (DIMEPM) which sought to identify "facilitators" and "barriers" to learning arising from the use of CBT in an industry setting. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the evaluation suggests that more accessible learning materials combined with flexible delivery does not necessarily promote study. Rather it allows practitioners to prioritise work related tasks and demands greater discipline from the learner. A mixed diet of face-to-face and student-centred activities is advocated that maximise the advantages of each delivery mode.

Keywords: CBT, training, education, qualitative evaluation, multimedia

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J Ye, Keith Ellis, T Hassan, S Firth, 3Matti Hannus, C Sheridan

an approach to Impact Assessment of ICTs for Energy Efficiency

Abstract: The importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as an enabler for energy efficiency is well understood, however there is no one agreed common methodology for assessing the impact of ICTs on energy efficiency. In order to promote legitimacy, transparency and real progress in the application of ICTs to improving energy efficiency there is a clear need for common ways of assessing energy performance based on a common understanding of commitments, targets and methodology. In this paper, common means for assessing the impact of ICTs on energy efficiency are reviewed and the approaches of organisations focused on the development of ICT impact assessment methodologies are discussed. Subsequently, a potentially useful means of qualitative impact assessment is suggested. The proposed methodology aims to leverage the heuristics of domain experts and is based on life cycle thinking coupled with elements of an adapted capability maturity model/framework. The SMARTT taxonomy developed as part of the overall approach for common assessment is also described. SMARTT stands for Specification and design, Materialisation, Automation and operational decision support, Resource and process management, Technical integration and Trading/transactional management. Aligned to these six high level categories are twenty sub-categories to which user-defined ICTs/research and technology developments (RTDs) are mapped. An impact assessment example is given to illustrate how the proposed approach can be used at the offering level. The SMARTT taxonomy and common methodology are deemed by the authors to be as a useful means of assessing the impact of ICTs on energy efficiency both within and across sectors and potentially offers a foundation on which to base more quantitative methods to assess the impact of ICTs on energy efficiency.

Keywords: Impact assessment model, ICT, Energy efficiency, Impact quantification

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K Ellis, M Hannus, J Ye, T Hassan, S Firth, F Fouchal, B Fries, N Vlug, K Lindow

Multi-disciplinary Strategic Research Agenda for ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency

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