Project thematic analysis of a Master Program in eLearning from a gender perspective

Athenea Digital. 2012;12(3):11-26 DOI 10.5565/rev/athenea.1077

 

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Journal Title: Athenea Digital

ISSN: 2014-4539 (Print); 1578-8946 (Online)

Publisher: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Society/Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

LCC Subject Category: General Works: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities | Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Catalan; Valencian, English, Spanish; Castilian, Portuguese

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AUTHORS

Lourdes Guàrdia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Marcelo Maina (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Albert Sangrà (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 30 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Final dissertation projects at UOC’s Master's Program in Education and ICT (eLearning), mainly developed by teachers and trainers, become an illustrative and fascinating collection of papers that aim to make proposals for introducing ICT in education. A thematic analysis, from the perspective of gender, provides interesting data that reveal trends and behaviours regarding the integration of ICT in education, where increasingly, men and women show similarities despite the identified stereotypes. The current study shows that both genders move almost in parallel and technological skills are not a barrier for women to follow the program paths with higher-level requirements. This has implications for the women influence in eLearning evolution, because currently more women than men are working as a professional in the educational sector.<p> </p>