Learning resilience in the face of bias: Online gaming, protective communities and interest-driven digital learning

Gabriela T. Richard, Christopher Hoadley

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Abstract

Online digital gaming environments have been proposed as an important form of computer-supported collaborative learning, but these environments have been shown to marginalize some learners, most notably women or girls, as well as ethnic or racial minorities. Furthermore, game-based competencies and identities have been shown to be important for digitally-mediated learning activities and trajectories in computer science and technology. In this paper we look at how supportive communities can improve resilience by mitigating stereotype threat, and thereby helping to protect vulnerable groups from the negative effects of implicit and explicit bias in gaming culture and game-based learning activities. Our findings demonstrate that a female-supportive gaming community can foster equitable gaming identification and self-concept, and we propose that similar models can be used with other marginalized groups (i.e., ethnic/racial minorities).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Material Conditions of Learning
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsOskar Lindwall, Paivi Hakkinen, Timothy Koschmann, Pierre Tchounikine, Sten Ludvigsen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages451-458
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355069
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Jun 7 2015Jun 11 2015

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015
Country/TerritorySweden
CityGothenburg
Period6/7/156/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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