CarbonFree – A Multi-platform Application for Low Carbon Education
Malaysia had experienced a warming trend for the past decades. The main contributor of this problem is carbon emissions which caused climate change. Despite the magnitude of the problem, the level of Low Carbon Society (LCS) awareness among Malaysia citizens is unsatisfied. Due to this situation, CarbonFree, a multi-platform application for low carbon education is proposed to curb this severe issue. CarbonFree is inspired by the program of Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC). Therefore, users can complete the program workbook through CarbonFree. Users are also able to retrieve LCS knowledge from the application. From the perspective of development of CarbonFree, the methodology used is Rational Unified Process (RUP), which including inception, elaboration, construction and transition stages. Furthermore, design and testing of CarbonFree is explained in Software Requirement Specification (SRS), Software Design Document (SDD) and Software Testing Document (STD) accordingly. Based on the user Acceptance Testing that conducted during testing phase, most of the participants agreed that CarbonFree is able to raise LCS awareness among students, teachers and their families as well as to promote knowledge and practice of LCS by providing information to students, teachers and their families which mean that the main purpose of this project is achieved.
KeywordsGlobal warming Reduce carbon emission Low Carbon Society (LCS) Learning application Multi-platform
This study is partially funded by the Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Research University Grant (RUG) and High Impact Grant (HIG) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) under Cost Centre No. R.J130000.7728.4J237 & Q.J130000.2451.04G70. In particular, the authors wish to thank especially the involving school teachers, UTM project managers, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) officers for their involvement during requirements elicitation activities and survey for the development of CarbonFree application.
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