The Mooc Environmental impacts of digital technologies aims to address the impact of Digital on the environment, its positive and negative effects, the phenomena observable today and the projections we are able to make for the and the projections we are able to make for the future. It is intended for educational mediators and more generally for the general public.
On this website, you will find for each part a presentation of the content, a fun and educational video, ready-to-use teaching capsules, concept sheets to deepen certain notions and a and a bibliography with additional resources.Explore Access the Mooc
An overview of the terms commonly associated with digital technology, and its history.
This fact article describes the main infrastructures that enable the Internet to function, and their environmental impacts.
The article describes data centers, what they are made of, what are their characteristics and their environmental impacts.
modelling, Numerical simulation and environment
What is an indicator, how is it constructed and what are the main environmental indicators?
International and French figures of digital equipments, and some illustrations of equipment and digitalization rates in France.
What are the metrics used to analyze the power consumption of digital equipment in use and how to measure the power consumption of a digital equipment.
Reliability of the figures and degree of confidence in them. Alert to figures, alert to greenwashing !
Find out how you feel about digital technology
Identify the indicators used to calculate the impact of digital technology / Compare the orders of magnitude
Differentiate between linear and exponential growth
Cross-reference the indicators (ecological footprint and percentage of internet users) of countries
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Be aware of the number of connected objects that surround us
Discover the life cycle of a smartphone and the different environmental impacts related to its 4 main phases
Be aware of the quantity of new smartphones sold, before zooming in on the metals that this small device contains