Addressing the gender gap: Teaching preadolescent girls computer networking concepts

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dc.contributor.advisor Mason, Sharon en_US
dc.contributor.author Strong, Cynthia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-03T15:05:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-03T15:05:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/12239
dc.description.abstract Due to the decline in the number of professional women entering labor markets in the area of computing and technology, there is a need for intervention. Focus should be given to improving these numbers by creating an early interest in women in computing and technology. This thesis focuses on developing educational modules that will create interest in networking concepts in preadolescent girls. Educational best practices, fundamentals of how people learn, assessments of pedagogy effectiveness, observations, and personal experiences frame the modules. Research such as this in the area of creating early interest will help address the issue of equal opportunity and representation for the underrepresented population of women in the computing and technology areas.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Gender gap en_US
dc.subject Networking en_US
dc.subject Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject.lcc TK5105.5 .S77 2010
dc.subject.lcsh Computer networks--Study and teaching (Middle school)
dc.subject.lcsh Women in computer science
dc.title Addressing the gender gap: Teaching preadolescent girls computer networking concepts
dc.type Thesis

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