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Does gender matter in online learning?

McSporran, Mae and Young, Stuart (2001) Does gender matter in online learning? Association for Learning Technology Journal, 9 (2). pp. 3-15. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    It is generally noted that computing is gendered, with women opting out of IT. Will the impact of online learning change this? Some researchers claim that women are disadvantaged in online courses. Others argue that we need a ‘women‐friendly cyber‐classroom’. Yet our experience is that the women achieve better results than the men; it is loner males that are disadvantaged by distance learning. We argue that online courses need to be people‐friendly so that no learners are disadvantaged.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:38
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:14
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/348

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