Raising Energy Saving Awareness Through Educational Software


  • Alina Elena Pitic Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Ioana Moisil Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Simona Dzitac Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics


energy saving, educational software, eLearning, case study.


A study that I have conducted on a sample of 395 children aged 6 to 12, from both the urban and the rural environments, shows that an increasing number of them use computer related technologies. Today there are an increasing number of web sites that inform the user of different ways to save energy and to reduce energy consumption because it is only natural that the modern information society would go online to research such topics. The development of an educational application that is focused on teaching the children about energy saving is represented on a timeline. We conducted a study in which a number of 29 children, aged between 8 and 10, use this educational application and a questionnaire. We describe the methodology used in the process of data gathering and then the results are interpreted. The state of happiness and fatigue of the child user has a great potential of influencing the way in which he or she uses the application, and implicitly it’s educational impact. Because we want to be able to reform these concepts, we will base our work on a series of Markov models and we will define some measures that are relevant to our goal.


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