ALICE: Attracting Learners to ITPs for a Computing Education

Roberton, Garry and Bennett, Susan (2011) ALICE: Attracting Learners to ITPs for a Computing Education. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education in New Zealand (CITRENZ): Incorporating the 24th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. Computing and Information Technology Research and Education in New Zealand, pp. 360-361.

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A major challenge for tertiary institutions, both national and international, is finding a way to attract young women into Information and Communications Technology (ICT) programmes. Traditionally, the ratio of females to males participating in these programmes has remained static at about 20:80, in spite of numerous global initiatives to try and address this imbalance. Strategies aimed at addressing this problem in New Zealand have focused mainly on girls at secondary school in years 10 to 12. This poster illustrates one approach, based on an initiative started over 20 years ago by Margot Phillipps, an international board member for the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 5-8 July, 2011, in Rotorua, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:PC4G, ALICE, challenge, Year 10
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Schools > School of Information Technology
ID Code:1248
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Deposited On:22 Sep 2011 00:01
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 05:01

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