Integrating environmental science into information technology content to generate student interest

Rondalynne McClintock, Yoonmi Lee, June Hilton, Brian Hilton, Gondy Leroy

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Abstract

In an effort to increase female student interest in computing we applied and evaluated an interdisciplinary approach at a suburban high school in eastern Los Angeles County, California. Three classes, an IB Environmental Science class, an AP Environmental Science class, and a Computer Science were surveyed to assess attitude changes toward information technology. Results indicated gender differences between the participating classes, and differences before and after the project. Although the project did not uniformly impact the attitude of female high school students, it impacted teachers who are adjusting their teaching methods, an outcome that has a long-term positive influence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
Pages3224-3234
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010 - Lima, Peru
Duration: Aug 12 2010Aug 15 2010

Publication series

Name16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
Volume5

Other

Other16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period8/12/108/15/10

Keywords

  • Broadening Participation in Computing
  • Education
  • GIS
  • Mentoring
  • Role Models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    McClintock, R., Lee, Y., Hilton, J., Hilton, B., & Leroy, G. (2010). Integrating environmental science into information technology content to generate student interest. In 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010 (pp. 3224-3234). (16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010; Vol. 5).