DOI: 10.5176/2251-2195_CSEIT12.10

Authors: Abdullahi Bello, Tunku Badariah Tunku Ahmad

In this study, an assessment of the level of green computing knowledge among students and lecturers was made, and a comparison was also made to examine whether difference exist in the level of knowledge of green computing among students and lecturers and ICT and non-ICT. A sample of 240 ICT and non-ICT based (180 students and 60 lecturers) were used in the study at a University in Malaysia. A 27 items/statements format questionnaire of two sections on knowledge of idea of green computing was used as an instrument for data collection. Section “A” consist of ten items of 5 points Likerts’ scale, while section “B” consist of a 17 true or false and don’t know items, on which respondents were asked to choose by ticking the appropriate option for each item. The items are self-developed and were subjected to expert validation. In addition, the reliability of the instrument was found fit at 0.940 using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient after exposing them to pilot testing and the actual survey. Three research questions were formulated and tested at 0.05 significance level. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents (64.1{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}) have either low or no knowledge of green computing, and there was also a significance difference between ICT and non-ICT-based respondents in the level of knowledge of green computing, but it further revealed that there is no significant difference in the level of knowledge reported between students and lecturers.
Keywords: Green computing, energy saving, environment, energy-star, e-peat

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