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Green Information Technology/ Information System Education: Curriculum Views Alok Mishra1*, Ali Yazici1, Deepti Mishra2 1 Department of Software Engineering, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey 2 Department of Computer Engineering, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]* Corresponding author ABSTRACT Green information technology (Green IT) is an emerging discipline and issues related with it are of growing concern for the business, social and environmental impact in the 21st century. Sustainability is becoming an important topic in IT to safeguard our future, and as evolving market segment. Recentlymore specific focus on “greening” information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) has been evident all over the world.An increase in green jobs is also occurring with many of those associated with information technology.The main constraint with green jobs related with IT or otherwise, is finding educated and qualified professionals. Due to this, there is a growing demand for green computing/information technology/information system education. The objective of this paper is to review such an available green IT/IS curriculum recently introduced by leading universities and organizations.SUMMARY The continued growth of information and communications technologies place an increasing concern on the climate. Green information technology (green IT) is an emerging discipline and issues related with this are of growing concern for the business, social and environmental impact in the 21st century. In contrast to harmful
effects on the environment, green IT can have positive impacts, with the potential to reduce global emissions. Green IT addresses energy consumption and waste associated with the use of hardware, software and tend to have a direct and positive impact. For instance, improving the energy efficiency of hardware and data centers, consolidating servers using virtualization software, and reducing waste related with discarded equipment. Recently, many universities have initiated the process of introducing green IT course in their already existing engineering, information technology, business management programs or as an entirely new program at the graduate level. The objective of this paper is to review few green IT curriculums recently introduced by leading universities and organizations. It has been argued that