The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §06b
| Paper (refereed) Women and Minorities in Computing
|Recommended Citation: Mathis, S G. Encouraging Undergraduate Women In Computing: A Preliminary Study. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §06b.
Encouraging Undergraduate Women In Computing: A Preliminary Study
This paper reports the results of a preliminary study that introduced a first-year general studies seminar designed to encourage interested women to rise above the obstacles to a computing major. The literature informed the design of the course's structure and content. The literature suggests that women need a more realistic perception of computing as an area of study and work. Women need more experience to develop their interest in computing and to enhance their computer skill confidence. Women would benefit from a collaborative learning environment. While the students in this course did not change, significantly, their computer attitudes, they improved their perceptions of their computer skill proficiency in several areas.
|Saralyn Grenga Mathis [a1] [a2]|
Computer Science & Information Systems
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey [u1] [u2]
Pomona, New Jersey, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: undergraduate, women, women-education, computer science, computing, attitudes
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