Tech Girl Monthly | February 15, 2013
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"To recruit women students into computing: spark interest, build confidence, nurture inclusive community and help them develop a tech identity"
~ Joanne Cohoon
This is great advice for anyone encouraging girls and young women to check out computing! Are you experimenting with ways to bridge the gender gap in STEM? Are you participating in a program aimed at encouraging girls to consider STEM fields? What's working for you? What are you struggling with? Please share your thoughts and ideas
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UVa launches ADVANCE program to increase female enrollment and faculty in STEM.
Zora Bell, first grader, demos her mobile app at the FATE Bootstrap Expo.
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Have you heard of MOOCs (massive open online courses)? I've participated in a few. While the content was fascinating, I found myself overwhelmed and had a difficult time connecting with other like-minded folks. Since then I've discovered connected learning where you pursue "knowledge and expertise around something you care deeply about, and you’re supported by friends and institutions who share and recognize this common passion or purpose." ~ connectedlearning.tv
Inspired by my positive experiences with connected learning via Jon Becker's Build-a-MOOC
workshop at EduCon and Verena Roberts' excellent examples of #DigiFoot12
, I'm starting a connected learning experiment - Women Learning Tech: Create a Website
. If you are someone who has been wanting to learn about creating websites, but didn't know where to start, this course is for you. If you are someone who knows their way around a website and wants to help and encourage others, this course is for you too! Please join in
, whatever your experience level, so we can all learn and share together.
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