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dc.contributor.convenorDavid Pauleenen_AU
dc.contributor.authorBeekhuyzen, Jenineen_US
dc.contributor.authorClayton, Kayleneen_US
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.authorvon Hellens, Liisaen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavid Pauleenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T15:54:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T15:54:09Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-03-06T06:40:15Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.qualitconference.com/en_AU
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.qualitconference.com/papers.phpen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17239
dc.description.abstractPresented in this paper are the results of an intervention strategy aimed at increasing the awareness of the gender imbalance in information and communication technology (ICT) education and work. It discusses an intervention, an undergraduate course on gender and ICT, which took place in Hanover Germany in February 2007. The intervention was based on research carried out by the authors as part of the Griffith University Women in Information Technology (WinIT) research project, which has been studying the problem of low female participation since 1995. The WinIT group has identified the following issues, which complicate research and action in this area. These issues frame the paper's results. The lack of agreement over what constitutes the Information Technology (IT) industry makes it difficult to assess progress in equity. The notion of female 'contribution' and the masculinisation of the IT industry are subject to competing definitions and viewpoints, indicating that there is no consensus on the aims or rationale for research and intervention in this area. The students' participation and assignments demonstrated increased understanding of these issues in IT work and education contexts. Overall, the students found the course helpful in overturning their assumptions about gender and IT and enabling them to acquire relevant problem solving strategies for preventing and handling gender related problems.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVictoria University of Wellingtonen_US
dc.publisher.placeSchool of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellingtonen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.qualitconference.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameQualIT 2007: Qualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstreamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleQualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstream : Conference Proceedingsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-11-18en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-11-20en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationWellington, New Zealanden_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode280102en_US
dc.titleConceptualising Gender and IT: Australians Taking Action in Germanyen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2007. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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