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ERIC Number: ED466606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Participation of Women in the Web Development in the Universitities: A Case Study.
Thevar, Suriya Mayandi; Schinzel, Britta; Ben, Esther Ruiz
This study evaluates the extent to which the escalation of the labor demand, the transformation of work culture, and the diversification of the professional characteristics of the World Wide Web profession have attracted women to enter in to this new branch of information technology (IT) occupations. The study focuses on Web designers at the University of Freiburg (Germany). Specific objects are: (1) to identify the demographic and organizational profile of the participants in the Web environment in the sample university; (2) to assess the situation of men and women in the working practices (Web development, database management, graphic designing, server support, coding and programming, creation and maintenance of Web pages, content development, etc.) and working environment (computer center, administration, library, and academic departments/faculties); and (3) to explore whether there exists gender differences in educational attainment, skill equipment, and acquaintance with technological infrastructure (multimedia workstations, hardware, and software). Findings related to the Web designers are presented in the following areas: demographic profile; organizational profile; occupational profile; knowledge/subject base; task profile; skill profile in the areas of creativity, management, and technical work; gender difference in the perceived and actual application of skills; and acquaintance with the IT infrastructure. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany