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A Pilot Study Promoting Technological Opportunity, Interest and Access for Adolescent Girls Using Video Game Design Software
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, University of Connecticut, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Girls and women are engaged with technology in significantly smaller percentages than boys and men. Research and statistics lay bare girls' and women's disassociation with computer courses, careers, and culture. The Milford School District Gender and Technology Pilot Study was developed to provide adolescent minority girls in the Milford School District with technology-rich experiences in a gender-sensitive and supported environment. Through the manipulation of software, creation of video games, and collaboration with professionals in technology-related fields, girls gain access to experiences that are critical for their future success in complex technological learning and work environments. The development of the Milford Pilot Study reveals important strategies to maximize student learning, promote adolescent girls' motivation and interest in technology, and heighten sensitivity to the complex interactions between gender, technology, and learning.

Citation

Vermillion, J. (2006). A Pilot Study Promoting Technological Opportunity, Interest and Access for Adolescent Girls Using Video Game Design Software. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 817-822). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 26, 2019 from .

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