Digital Divas

Digital Divas

As is well documented, there is a distinct under-representation of girls studying computing at high school level and, correspondingly, going on to have careers in IT. To address this problem in 2007 the authors of this book, with ...

Author: Julie Fisher

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ISBN: 1922235865

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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The geek is male. Or so it seems. As is well documented, there is a distinct under-representation of girls studying computing at high school level and, correspondingly, going on to have careers in IT. To address this problem in 2007 the authors of this book, with backgrounds in secondary teaching or IT, trialled a new and revolutionary program in schools. The Digital Divas program, based on the idea that it was possible to change girls' perceptions of IT careers with educationally sound materials that tapped into their interests and were delivered in all-girl classes within the school curriculum, was a great success. In this book the authors recount what they did and how they did it and reflect on the significance of this program, which has indisputably led to an increased self-sufficiency with IT amongst girls, challenged stereotypical understandings of IT as a male activity, and increased the pursuit of IT careers by young women.
Categories: Computers

Body as Evidence

Body as Evidence

Digital. Divas. Strike. Back. Digital. Cultures. and. Feminist. Futures. At the dawn
of our information age, circa 2000, filmmaker Julie Dash embarked on The Digital
Diva, an interactive CD‐Rom and film project.1 In this work, the titular Digital ...

Author: Janell Hobson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438444024

Category: ART

Page: 220

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In Body as Evidence, Janell Hobson challenges postmodernist dismissals of identity politics and the delusional belief that the Millennial era reflects a “postracial” and “postfeminist” world. Hobson points to diverse examples in cultural narratives, which suggest that new media rely on old ideologies in the shaping of the body politic. Body as Evidence creates a theoretical mash-up of prose and poetry to illuminate the ways that bodies still matter as sites of political, cultural, and digital resistance. It does so by examining various representations, from popular shows like American Idol to public figures like the Obamas to high-profile cases like the Duke lacrosse rape scandal to current trends in digital culture. Hobson’s study also discusses the women who have fueled and retooled twenty-first-century media to make sense of antiracist and feminist resistance. Her discussions include the electronica of Janelle Monáe, M.I.A., and Björk; the feminist film odysseys of Wanuri Kahiu and Neloufer Pazira; and the embodied resistance found simply in raising one’s voice in song, creating a blog, wearing a veil, stripping naked, or planting a tree. Spinning knowledge out of this information overload, Hobson offers a global black feminist meditation on how our bodies mobilize, destabilize, and decolonize the meanings of race and gender in an increasingly digitized and globalized world.
Categories: ART

Failure to Disrupt

Failure to Disrupt

See also apprenticeship models of education Digital Divas project, 166 digital
divide: access to technology and, 150; social and cultural barriers in, 155–160; of
usage, 151–152, 153. See also access to higher education digital fault line, ...

Author: Justin Reich

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ISBN: 9780674089044

Category: Education

Page: 336

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From MOOCs to autograders to computerized tutors, technologies designed for large-scale learning have never lived up to the hype. Justin Reich once promoted these "transformative" novelties; now he reveals their failures. Successful education reform, he concludes, will focus on incremental institutional change, not the next killer app.
Categories: Education

The Industry Standard

The Industry Standard

o tures and impassioned arguments in federal court , it's easy to think of the
company as the ultimate digital diva . A New York - based group of women think
otherwise . The Digital Divas , a nonprofit group founded in October 1997 , is ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015049125985

Category: Internet industry

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Categories: Internet industry

Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology

Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology

Youth were recruited from the DYN Digital Divas program, a 20-week program
where middle schoolgirls, who were primarily African American and Latina,
engaged in design and computational thinking activities (Erete, Pinkard, Martin, ...

Author: Rankin, Yolanda

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522520061

Category: Education

Page: 301

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In recent years, diversity in learning environments has become a pivotal topic of conversation for educators. By enhancing underrepresented students’ computational thinking skills, it creates more room for future career opportunities. Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology is a comprehensive reference source that provides innovative perspectives on the need for diversity in computer science and engineering disciplines and examines best practices to build upon students’ knowledge bases. Featuring coverage on an expansive number of topics and perspectives, such as, computational algorithmic thinking, STEM diversity, and distributed mentorship, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students interested in efforts to broaden participation in computer science careers fields for underrepresented students.
Categories: Education

Emerging Methods and Paradigms in Scholarship and Education Research

Emerging Methods and Paradigms in Scholarship and Education Research

The ontology of the “Digital Divas” project was to find what works and add to a
current understanding of what influences female student perception and adoption
of IT. Our axiology was to provide an evidence-based understanding to assistin ...

Author: Ling, Lorraine

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799810032

Category: Education

Page: 330

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There is a renaissance in the use of the term “scholarship,” as it is being used to define areas of academic endeavour, describe academic work and achievements, and measure the quality of higher education. Although all academicians are required to engage in scholarship, it is difficult to navigate as there is a misunderstanding of this concept as new methods and approaches emerge. Emerging Methods and Paradigms in Scholarship and Education Research is an essential academic book that is designed to explain the areas of scholarship and their contemporary relationship to key components of academic work: research, teaching, service, and engagement. The chapter authors explore conceptions of scholarship, paradigms, and methods that fit a variety of contexts and needs. Highlighting a wide range of approaches from scientific realism and neo-positivism to interpretative, transformative, and pragmatic educational strategies and policy, this book is ideal for researchers, teachers, educational leaders, academicians, educational policymakers, and quality assurance agencies.
Categories: Education

Methods and Paradigms in Education Research

Methods and Paradigms in Education Research

The ontology of the Digital Divas project was to find what works and add to a
current understanding of what influences female student perception and adoption
of IT. Our axiology was to provide an evidenced-based understanding to assistin
 ...

Author: Ling, Lorraine

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522517399

Category: Education

Page: 397

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The tools used in data collection have the ability to influence the ways information is perceived and generated. Analyzing research processes is a concept that can be overlooked, though is as important as the information itself. Methods and Paradigms in Education Research addresses the innovative formulaic approaches taken in research to challenge their effectiveness. Featuring coverage on selection, forms, and analytical procedures of data, this publication is essential for researchers, students, and academicians seeking current information on understanding research methodology.
Categories: Education

Brandweek

Brandweek

UNDERSTANDING ' DIGITAL DIVAS ' The Simpsons and BK : Just Because They
Can Ne all know women are very different from men . But a new study finds that
the VenusMars analogy extends into the digital sphere as well . " We sought to ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924083443550

Category: Advertising

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Categories: Advertising

Macworld

Macworld

FLAT PANELS The Next Generation move from directly in front of the screen and
still see its contents clearly ) , and quality of DVD - video playback . ( See the
table , “ Digital Divas : 6 Digital Flat Panels Show Off ' ) . The Skinny Although
LCDs ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047794063

Category: Macintosh (Computer)

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Categories: Macintosh (Computer)

Who s Who in Black Charlotte

Who s Who in Black Charlotte

David L. Hitchens Founder The Law Office of David L. Hitchens , PLLC Tiffany L.
Jones Founder Digital Divas D T avid L. Hitchens is founder of The Law Office of
David L. Hitchens , PLLC . His practice focuses on criminal , juvenile , family and
 ...

Author: C. Sunny Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: 193387953X

Category: Reference

Page: 198

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Categories: Reference

New York

New York

At the launch party with well - heeled investors and It ' s rough being a diva these
trying to capitalize on the or - for the 21 de Cartier wrist - other ... And you thought
the Ivy the “ Digital Divas ” ( at digital - sponded to their letter , which er .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028739840

Category: New York (N.Y.)

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Categories: New York (N.Y.)

Popular Science

Popular Science

Take Webbie Tookay ( featured at left ) , a virtual supermodel who has strutted
her digital stuff in scores of ads and in the pages of Details magazine . Digital
celebrities ... Digital divas are jumping off the big screen into your life . Which one
will ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047834760

Category: Periodicals

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Categories: Periodicals

Computing in Civil Engineering

Computing in Civil Engineering

DIVAS : Digital Video Audio Sketch a Prototype for Cross - Media Capture ,
Sharing , and Reuse of Rich Contextual Knowledge Renate Fruchter ' , Pratik
Biswas ? , and Zhen Yin ? ' ASCE Member , Director of Project Based Learning ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047883775

Category: Civil engineering

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Categories: Civil engineering

Business Week

Business Week

DIGITAL DIVAS . Who will emerge as the great designers of the Information Age
? No one knows for sure , but the laurels already are piling up for a few . One is
David Kelley , co - founder of IDEO , which designed the digital SoftBook .
Another ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021775262

Category: Business

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Categories: Business

Fortune

Fortune

... only a week to prepare their pitch . When they climbed onto the stage to give it ,
one judge , a venture capitalist , blurted : “ Look ! It ' s the Spice Girls ! ” The
audience gasped . Erin had a quick comeback : “ No , we ' re the next Digital
Divas .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822025426230

Category: Business

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Categories: Business

San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine

DIGITAL DIVAS: Women in Technology International hosted a reception during "
Taking the Lead ... in the Digital Age" conference, which featured works!) and
speakers focusing on the bioscience and high-tech industries at the Hil Torrey
Pines ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123006467

Category: San Diego (Calif.)

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Categories: San Diego (Calif.)

Creating Digital Performance Resources

Creating Digital Performance Resources

... or wholly creating advertising digital divas such as Motorola ' s ' Mya ' complete
with fan club . In the light of the recent American actors ' strike , advertising
executives are beginning to mutter that it might be cheaper to use virtual actors .

Author: Mark Taylor-Batty

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015055175056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 118

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This is a basic guide to good practice for using electronic information and resources in the performing arts, with lots of pointers to specialised information.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Home

Home

Fellowes , 800 - 945 - 4545 . for the . . . constantly connected E - mail enthusiasts
, phone fanatics , and digital divas won ' t be able to keep their paws off these
gotta - have - it gadgets For late - night surfers , the Windowscompatible eluminX
 ...

Author:

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ISBN: IND:30000092739097

Category: Architecture, Domestic

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Categories: Architecture, Domestic

New Scientist

New Scientist

New Sci POISONED PERFUMES ARMING PLANTS AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES
Digital divas * Brainless robots The new metallic arts FREE CONNECTION TO
THE NET FOR EVERY READER Current Journals Q 1 N5496 v . 151 From ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCSD:31822023363559

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science