Gender and IT Appropriation
Science and Practice in Dialogue – Forum for Interdisciplinary Exchange
Science has long researched the significance of gender for the appropriation and application of modern information technology. How do boys and girls, how do men and women make use of computers and modern media? What interests and needs can be recognized in this use? Are there differences, similarities or convergences? In lessons and training courses in the informatics domain, girls are and have long been underrepresented. This finding has its continuation in scientific education and on the job market, where few women engage in IT related subjects and professions. Also, they rarely take up leading positions. Consequently, the role of IT in education and work has to be further looked into. Career choices and qualification paths in the IT domain have to be investigated and possibly be developed in new and innovative ways.
The second conference on Gender and IT Appropriation on
May 7-9th 2014
provides scientists and practitioners with a forum for discussion and exchange.
Registration and submissions via: GenderIT2014 conference system