Pervasive Interventions to Increase Pro-environmental Awareness, Consciousness, and Learning at the Workplace

Dirk Börner, Marco Kalz, Stefaan Ternier, Marcus Specht

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    This paper reports about pervasive interventions at a university campus to increase the pro-environmental awareness, consciousness, and learning of employees. Based on an assessment of the research gaps in this problem area we present results and design implications from three intervention iterations. While in the first intervention the focus was on increasing awareness through information distribution with ambient learning displays on the campus, the second iteration provided personalised feedback to employees with the help of a sensor network and different client applications. The third iteration then implemented a game-based learning concept. Results reveal that these approaches are effective on different levels and that a combination of these elements can lead to increased pro-environmental consciousness, learning and hopefully a sustained behaviour change of employees.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScaling up Learning for Sustained Impact
    Subtitle of host publicationEC-TEL 2013
    EditorsDavinia Hernández-Leo, Tobias Ley, Ralf Klamma, Andreas Harrer
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40814-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40813-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Scaling up Learning for Sustained Impact - Paphos, Cyprus
    Duration: 17 Sept 201321 Sept 2013
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science;8095


    Conference8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2013


    • Environmental Learning
    • Pervasive Education
    • Ambient Learning Displays
    • Game-based Learning
    • Design-based Research


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