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Women's Gateway to Economic Well-Being An Open Education and Communities Approach
THESIS

, State University of New York Empire State College, United States

State University of New York Empire State College . Awarded

Abstract

Women have made strides in overcoming gender-biased structures. Still, women experience discrimination as evidenced by over representation in the lowest sectors of the workforce, a lack of equal pay and reduced opportunities in executive sectors. Can emerging technologies, combined with new understandings of communities of practice, women's learning, care ethics and positive psychology, establish bridges to career advancement and economic well-being for women?

An examination of women's history, economics, workforce training, adult education, women's learning, positive psychology, care ethics and online learning principles converges into specific recommendations for an online social learning platform. By aligning research-based principles, a set of key turning point principles for women's career advancement are developed for an online community of practice. Principles inform instructional design methods geared to empower women to earn livable wages and achieve economic stability. Investing in innovative e-learning approaches can transform women's workforce development and create an upward spiral for women.

Citation

Coco, E. Women's Gateway to Economic Well-Being An Open Education and Communities Approach. Master's thesis, State University of New York Empire State College. Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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