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Author Gebhardt, Eveline, author.

Title Gender differences in computer and information literacy : an in-depth analysis of data from ICILS / Eveline Gebhardt, Sue Thomson, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman.

Publication Info. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK Springer    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 73 pages) : illustrations.
Series IEA research for education, a series of in-depth analyses based on data of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), 2366-164X ; volume 8
IEA research for education ; v. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Access Open access.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 24, 2019).
Contents 1. Introduction to Gender Differences in Computer and Information Literacy -- 2. Data and Methods Used for ICILS 2013 -- 3. Student Achievement and Beliefs Related to Computer Information Literacy -- 4. Students Interest and Enjoyment In, and Patterns of Use of ICT -- 5. Teacher Gender and ICT -- 6. What have we learned about gender differences in ICT? -- References.
Summary This open access book presents a systematic investigation into internationally comparable data gathered in ICILS 2013. It identifies differences in female and male students use of, perceptions about, and proficiency in using computer technologies. Teachers use of computers, and their perceptions regarding the benefits of computer use in education, are also analyzed by gender. When computer technology was first introduced in schools, there was a prevailing belief that information and communication technologies were 'boys toys; boys were assumed to have more positive attitudes toward using computer technologies. As computer technologies have become more established throughout societies, gender gaps in students computer and information literacy appear to be closing, although studies into gender differences remain sparse. The IEAs International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) is designed to discover how well students are prepared for study, work, and life in the digital age. Despite popular beliefs, a critical finding of ICILS 2013 was that internationally girls tended to score more highly than boys, so why are girls still not entering technology-based careers to the same extent as boys? Readers will learn how male and female students differ in their computer literacy (both general and specialized) and use of computer technology, and how the perceptions held about those technologies vary by gender.
Local Note SpringerLink Springer Nature Open Access eBooks
Subject International Computer and Information Literacy Study.
Computer literacy -- Sex differences.
Information literacy -- Sex differences.
Computer literacy -- Sex differences. (OCoLC)fst00872259
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Thomson, Sue, author.
Ainley, John G., author.
Hillman, Kylie, author.
ISBN 9783030262037 (electronic book)
3030262030 (electronic book)
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