ERIC Number: ED462930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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UCI Computer Arts: Building Gender Equity while Meeting ISTE NETS.
Burge, Kimberly Bisbee
Multimedia computer learning activities, when designed according to what is known about children's preferences, may help close the gender gap in attitudes about computer usage in schools. This paper includes: a brief overview of gender-gap research; a description of one response--the UCI (University of California Irvine) Computer Arts program, aligned with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS (National Educational Technology Standards for Students); and dissertation research--410 coded observations of 76 4th and 5th grade students over six weeks while they worked in same and mixed sex pairs on multimedia learning activities. The study revealed that females were as active, if not more so than males, when they were involved in constructivist, cooperative, curriculum based, multimedia learning activities, and both groups were more active in same-sex pairings. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Females, Instructional Design, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Males, Multimedia Instruction, Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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