EST 230: Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development
The Internet is the largest engineered construction project in human history and it is generating sweeping social, political and economic change. Coinciding with this digital network revolution is a growing awareness of the challenge of environmental sustainability. Although the digital transformation is still in its early stages, the shape of certain technological tools and skills required for the hyper connected digital era are already apparent. The overarching theme of this course is to introduce the relationship of the emerging digital communication ecosystem, on the one hand, and possibilities for global environmental sustainability on the other. In the process, it introduces students to key digital literacies and technological skills.