Our new article (with Fay Tveranger) is out, online, open access for anyone to read!
- Hilde G. Corneliussen and Fay Tveranger. 2018. Programming in secondary schools in Norway – a wasted opportunity for inclusion. In Proceedings of Gender&IT’18, Heilbronn, Germany, May 2018 (Gender&IT’18), ACM, New York, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/3196839.3196867
It will be presented tomorrow at the so far brilliant Gender & IT 2018 conference. For those of you who won’t be there, here’s the abstract, and then go and read the whole thing here: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3196839.3196867
This paper discusses a pilot introducing programming as anelective in Norwegian secondary schools. Computing is a male dominated field, in Norway as in other European and Western countries. Despite the male dominance in the field, there were no gender inclusion or diversity measures included in the pilot . Theresult is an elective heavily dominated by boys and a wasted chance of attracting girls to computing.
Fancy a conference a warm place?
IEEE TALE 2018 will be in Wollongong in December this year!
I have not attended this conference before, but it looks interesting also in content:
TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s flagship Asia-Pacific (IEEE Region 10) conference, catering to researchers and practitioners with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education
This year’s theme, Engineering Next-Generation Learning, adopts a future-facing perspective in addressing this dual focus. To this end, papers and other contributions are solicited that relate to two distinct but interconnected and overlapping strands:
- Preparing the Next Generation of Engineers and Technologists
- Engineering the Next Generation of Learning Technologies, Approaches and Environments
Gender and diversity in STEM is of course on the list!
Option for new authors to submit and receive feedback early. Otherwise deadline in June. See CFP and dates
CFP for the 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference: “This Changes Everything”, to be held in Poznan, Poland, 19th-21st September 2018
Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess
Gender is of course a relevant topic in general for a conference like this, but there is also a track on “Gender in ICT” (Track chairs: Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg and Johanna Sefyrin), connected to the (sleeping) working group (WG9.8) on Gender, Diversity and ICT.
Send your full paper before January 15, and perhaps we can revive the sleeping WG9.8 together 🙂
This conference will also be part of the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress!
Source: Call For Papers – HCC13: This Changes Everything
The Second Nordic Challenges Conference: Narratives of uniformity and diversity (#CENS2018)
Carol Azungi Dralega and me had our #Nordwit abstract for CENS2018 accepted:
Women’s career trajectory in technology-driven R&I in rural communities
Come and listen to us at the conference in Helsinki 7-9 March 2018
HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, November 2-4, 2017
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Submissions Deadline: April 7, 2017
Read more on Hastac’s website: CFP
The conference asks for creative formats, but “no reading papers!”
We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:
5-8 minute “soapbox” talks
roundtables (be creative with your format — no reading papers!)
digital and/or print posters
maker sessions or workshops
Media arts (new media, games, and electronic literature)
Interesting conference by Worldwide Universities Network in Hong Kong in April!
Lin Prøitz and I were there to present our work on Kids Code from Norway, with a gender perspective on the code clubs asking; what’s at stake, what does coding represent? And are the code clubs gender inclusive?
After the conference we had a workshop with WUN members, and decided to continue the initiative around inclusion/exclusion in digital culture.
Source: WUN Understanding Global Digital Cultures Conference 2015 – News – Worldwide Universities Network