ERIC Number: ED411403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Janus Project Workshop. New Technologies and Women. Proceedings (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 21-22, 1997).
A conference was held to discuss the new communications technologies, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web, and their effect on women's opportunities to learn. A paper on woman-centered learning in the digital universe and a discussion paper examining the pros and cons of introducing and using new technologies in educational programs for women were presented on the first day of the conference. The second day opened with a paper providing a gendered perspective on access issues. Workshops on the following topics were conducted during the afternoons of both days of the conference: community access; institutional access; quality of the learning experience; and opportunities for learning. The main issues that surfaced during the conference were summarized in a report titled"Conference Synthesis" (Linda Shohet), and 24 recommendations regarding access, opportunities, quality of learning, and impact of the new communication technologies on women's lives were formulated. (Appended are the two discussion papers: "Women-Centered Learning in the Digital Universe," by Heather Menzies, and "A Gendered Perspective on Access Issues," by Leslie Regan Shade. Also included are a 28-item list of print resources and websites and principles of accessible web page design.) (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada