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Lyon, Louise Ann; Clayton, Chelsea – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
Female-focused, grassroots communities purporting to help women learn to code are popping up in a variety of settings, indicating the motivation on the part of the participants to evade male-dominated settings while learning. However, little is known about how these groups function as an activity system. With current technology enabling the…
Descriptors: Females, Coding, Communities of Practice, Womens Education
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Lyon, Louise Ann; Green, Emily – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2021
College-educated women in the workforce are discovering a latent interest in and aptitude for computing motivated by the prevalence of computing as an integral part of jobs in many fields as well as continued headlines about the number of unfilled, highly paid computing jobs. One of these women's choices for retraining are the so-called coding…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Coding, Programming, Females
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Lyon, Louise Ann; Denner, Jill – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Community colleges play a large role in educating students who are historically underrepresented in computer science (CS), including women, Latino men, and Black men, as well as post-traditional (older or working) students. In spite of this, there is a dearth of research on the institutional factors that influence whether or not community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation