Tom Worthington

Honorary Senior Lecturer and FACS, FHEA

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Tom Worthington is an independent consulting Certified Computer Professional and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the ANU. He writes on education issues as The Higher Education Whisperer and more generally as The Net Traveller. Tom is also a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute and Energy Change Institute.

Tom was elected a Fellow of the ACS in 1999 for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy in Australia. He is a past president, Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the ACS, a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Tom is the author of the award winning ebook and on-line course ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future, used by universities in Australia and North America.

Recent papers include:

Research Interests

Green ICT, Internet and Web Policy, ICT for Emergencies, Metadata, e-commerce and professional ethics, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Records Management, Data Management, Defence IT Policy, National R&D Policy

Student Projects


COMP7310: ICT Sustainability

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