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Title: wConnect: a facebook-based developmental learning community to support women in information technology
Authors: Rosson, Mary Beth
Carroll, John M.
Zhao, Dejin
Paone, Timothy
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ACM Press
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Communities and Technologies 2009: Proceedings of the Fourth Communities and Technologies Conference
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 125-134
Series/Report no.: Communities and Technologies
Abstract: The under-representation of women in computer and infor-mation science (CIS) has created a crisis in availability of qualified CIS professionals and diversity of perspectives. Many interventions are being explored but these are primarily institutional programs like curriculum enhancements and mentoring. We describe wConnect, a developmental learning community that leverages social relations and social networking software to support women in CIS. This is a practical issue of some urgency that presents an opportunity for community informatics to impact the CIS profession. We report our progress and lessons learned, so that other organizations can initiate similar outreach activities.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/1556460.1556480
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2649
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
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