Pervasive Interventions to Increase Pro-environmental Awareness, Consciousness, and Learning at the Workplace

  • Dirk Börner
  • Marco Kalz
  • Stefaan Ternier
  • Marcus Specht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8095)


This paper reports about pervasive interventions at a university campus to increase the pro-environmental awareness, consciousness, and learning of employees. Based on an assessment of the research gaps in this problem area we present results and design implications from three intervention iterations. While in the first intervention the focus was on increasing awareness through information distribution with ambient learning displays on the campus, the second iteration provided personalised feedback to employees with the help of a sensor network and different client applications. The third iteration then implemented a game-based learning concept. Results reveal that these approaches are effective on different levels and that a combination of these elements can lead to increased pro-environmental consciousness, learning and hopefully a sustained behaviour change of employees.


Environmental Learning Pervasive Education Ambient Learning Displays Game-based Learning Design-based Research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Börner
    • 1
  • Marco Kalz
    • 1
  • Stefaan Ternier
    • 1
  • Marcus Specht
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Learning Sciences and TechnologiesOpen UniversiteitHeerlenThe Netherlands

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