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Identifying and Removing Gender Barriers in Open Learning Communities: The Programming Historian

Crymble, A; (2016) Identifying and Removing Gender Barriers in Open Learning Communities: The Programming Historian. Blended Learning in Practice pp. 49-60. Green open access

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Abstract

Open online learning communities are susceptible to gender barriers if not carefully constructed. Gender barriers were identified in The Programming Historian, through an open online discussion, which informed an anonymous user survey. The initial discussion pointed towards two barriers in particular: a technically challenging submission system and open peer review, as factors that needed consideration. Findings are put in context of the literature on gender and online communication, abuse, and online learning communities. The evidence suggests that open online learning communities such as The Programming Historian should work actively to promote a civil environment, and should listen to their communities about technical and social barriers to participation. Whenever possible, barriers should be removed entirely, but when that is not feasible due to financial or technical constraints, alternatives should be offered.

Type: Article
Title: Identifying and Removing Gender Barriers in Open Learning Communities: The Programming Historian
Location: United Kingdom
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://programminghistorian.org/researchpapers/op...
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author 2016. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en).
Keywords: gender studies, open learning communities, digital humanities, accessibility, peer review, technology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Information Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10105674
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