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92: Online Footprint - A serious game for reducing digital carbon emission
Original title: Online Footprint - A serious game for reducing digital carbon emission

Research in ENGLISH

Life is getting digital more than ever as technology improves. While the Internet is responsible for two percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is underestimated as a pollutant. Since public awareness is one of the most important preservation methods, it can contribute to protecting the environment from carbon emissions by raising people's understanding. In this regard, serious games, as a type of gamification transmitting educational content besides entertainment, immerse the player in enjoyment while teaching them a specific topic or enhancing their skills in a field. This study proposes a serious game, taking the digital unseen carbon footprint and its effects on the landscape into the topic. The game considers SDG goals provided by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In this regard, the research uses SDGs 4 and 7 by providing quality education for all and access to sustainable energy by changing people's everyday habits.
Online learning, Internet footprint, Climate change, Serious games, SDGs.

Sepehr Vaez Afshar
Texas Tech University
United States

Gülşen Aytaç
Istanbul Technical University

Sarvin Eshaghi
Texas Tech University
United States

Sana Vaez Afshar
Urmia University


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