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Viewing the elearning landscape through the lens of gender

2. ExpertInnenlectures WS 06/07: Gender und eLearning

in Kooperation mit dem „Projektzentrum Lehrentwicklung“ (FRIDAY LECTURE) und dem „Referat Genderforschung der Universität Wien

Gill Kirkup (Institute of Educational Technology Open University, Milton Keynes)

Moderation: Marlen Bidwell-Steiner (Referat Genderforschung der Universität Wien)

In Universities we are busy dealing with the impact of elearning tools and pedagogies on our students and our staff and our knowledge domains. We know that elearning can create opportunities; we worry that it also creates barriers. But who benefits and who is disadvantaged is not yet clear. In this new higher education landscape the complexities of gender can be overlooked because our attention is fully occupied with new structures, technologies, practices, markets, and too few resources. Women students, on the other hand, don’t cause us worry; overall they appear to be performing well. However, it is possible to lose the gender equality gains that have been achieved in the last thirty years in the complexities of change. In this lecture I will argue that the new elearning landscape needs to be examined through the lens of gender. I will review what is known about women’s access to, and use of the technologies of elearning, and relate this to what we know about gender and higher education. I will discuss how gender mainstreaming principles can be integrated into good practices in the design and delivery of elearning, to increase the opportunities for all.

Gill Kirkup, M Phil (CNAA, 1980) BA (Open University, 1987), Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy (2001), Professional Certificate in Management ( Open University, 2006); seit 1991 Senior Lecturer am Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK; seit 2003 Direktorin des MA in Online and Distance Education, (online und globale postgraduate Programme). Repräsentantin der Open University in the Advanced Thematic Network in Activities in Women’s Studies in Europe (Athena), Mitglied bei GIST (Gender Perspectives for the Design of Information Society Technology). Forschungsinteressen: Intersektionen von Gender mit der Verwendung von IKT beim Lehren und Lernen.

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Zeit: Freitag, 12. Jänner 2007: 13:30 - 15:00 (s.t.)
Ort: Projektzentrum Lehrentwicklung der Universität Wien, Porzellangasse 33A, A-1090 Wien
Delta 3 - ein eStrategie-Projekt der Technischen Universität Wien, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien und Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Wien (2005 - 2007) unterstützt aus Mitteln des bm:bwk im Rahmen der Ausschreibung e-Learning / e-Teaching-Strategien an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen