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ERIC Number: EJ860436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
wConnect: Cultivating a Landscape of Online Places for a Developmental Learning Community
Rosson, Mary Beth; Sinha, Hansa; Zhao, Dejin; Carroll, John; Ganoe, Craig; Mahar, Jan
Educational Technology & Society, v12 n4 p87-97 2009
We describe our work on seeding and building a developmental learning community for recruiting and retaining women in educational programs and careers related to computing and information science (CIS). Our approach is explicitly participatory: we work with young women to better understand how they view and approach CIS and to build activities that may attract women who would otherwise be disinclined toward computing. In this paper we focus primarily on what we have learned through focus groups with women at different developmental levels with respect to CIS, and the tools we have been building to engage them in community-building activities. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. Athabasca University, School of Computing & Information Systems, 1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3, Canada. Tel: 780-675-6812; Fax: 780-675-6973; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A