Offering early success experiences in software construction: Experiences teaching dynamic website development to high school girls

Mary Beth Rosson, Hansa Sinha, Tisha Hansford, Jan Mahar

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Abstract

In spite of comparable levels of computer access and use by males and females at home and school, women continue to be underrepresented in careers and education related to the computer and information sciences. In this paper, we describe outreach activities taking place within the wConnect project, a research effort aimed at building a developmental learning community of women in which members at different levels of sophistication support each other at different stages of their education and careers in computing and related fields. More specifically, we report on a series of hands-on workshops that were designed and delivered by undergraduate members of the community to high school girls. We describe the design and conduct of the workshop activities, the girls' reactions, our own reflections and implications for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2010
Pages458-460
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2010
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2010 - Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: Jul 5 2010Jul 7 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2010

Other

Other10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2010
CountryTunisia
CitySousse
Period7/5/107/7/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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    Rosson, M. B., Sinha, H., Hansford, T., & Mahar, J. (2010). Offering early success experiences in software construction: Experiences teaching dynamic website development to high school girls. In Proceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2010 (pp. 458-460). [5573263] (Proceedings - 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2010.133