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"Citizen Jane": Rethinking Design Principles for Closing the Gender Gap in Computing PROCEEDINGS

, Santa Clara University, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Arguments for pursuing gender equity in computing may be urged for economic, for cultural, or for political reasons. Each rationale suggests different goals for achieving equity, distinct measures of current inequalities, and disparate design principles for media that aim to help girls overcome the gap. This paper compares these rationales and considers their implications for designing educational and recreational multimedia and hypermedia aimed at attracting girls to computing. It argues that the political rationale for equity has been neglected and that designers should devote greater attention to fostering the civic uses of computers by girls.

Citation

Raphael, C. (2002). "Citizen Jane": Rethinking Design Principles for Closing the Gender Gap in Computing. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1609-1614). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2017 from .

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