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Gender and equity in e-Learning

Coldwell, Jo, Goold, Annegret, Craig, Annemieke and Mustard, Jamie 2007, Gender and equity in e-Learning, Australasian journal of information systems, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 9-24.

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Title Gender and equity in e-Learning
Author(s) Coldwell, Jo
Goold, Annegret
Craig, Annemieke
Mustard, Jamie
Journal name Australasian journal of information systems
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 9
End page 24
Publisher Dept. of Business Systems, University of Wollongong & School of Computing and Information Technology, Monash University
Place of publication Wollongong, N.S.W.
Publication date 2007-12
ISSN 1449-8618
1326-2238
Keyword(s) learning
e-learning
online learning
Summary Literature to date suggests contrary indicators of acceptance of the use of technology to support learning by females. With the increasing adoption of information technology to support teaching and learning, it is imperative that factors which may impede student learning are identified. The research reported here is of a large-scale survey of the perceptions of university students about eLearning and their use of the online learning environment. The aim of the survey was to gather data to inform about online learning practices at the University. The results were explored, amongst other factors, by gender. Findings include no significant differences between the female and male students with respect to being able to use the online learning environment confidently and effectively. In general the female students were more willing to participate in online discussions. However, there was no difference between the female and male students regarding their willingness to voice their opinions online. An unexpected result was the greater value placed by female students on using the online environment for communicating and collaborating with students of diverse background.
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Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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