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A further update on submitting assignments

Half. From now on, that is the amount of paper that will be used in handing in course assignments compared to what it was previously. On Friday, we received the following message from the course administrator: Dear all, It has … Continue reading

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Confession #6 – Assignment 3, the book report

3 pages this time. I would say: not so bad.  I did try to avoid handing in the paper copy, but that is part of the larger saga of trying to avoid using paper in submitting assignments. The bigger story … Continue reading

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More efficient, less resilent? The fragility of new technology…

Not charging. That is what my iPad tells me when I plug it in.  I nearly crapped myself.  As it’s power slowly decreased, I began to sweat…  would I lose all my data?  Would I no longer be able to … Continue reading

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A holistic sustainable development lens on this challenge

When I started this challenge, I didn’t think there would be any criticism of it, and instead there would mostly be commendation.  After all, this challenge is first and foremost a personal one:  can I quit paper?  I seemingly have … Continue reading

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An update on submitting assignments

Last time I handed in an assignment, I said that I had not done any efforts to avoid the paper used in handing in assignments, which I was angry at myself for but for which there were reasons.   I … Continue reading

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Confession #5 – Class handouts

78 pages. That is my confession today.  A massive, mind-blowing, 78 pages. 78 pages is the number of pages of paper that I have collected in handouts since I started my challenge.  These are hand outs from class:  a copy … Continue reading

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Confession #4 – A second assignment

Last Friday I handed in another assignment for ESD 200. As with the first assignment , it involved me printing 2 copies of the assignment and handing it in person.  24 pages of sin, handed in… to the Centre for … Continue reading

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