Abstract

This report is based on a study of the informal and alternative approaches to learning of women who are working in the rapidly expanding and changing IT field. Using their intuition, borrowing and sharing expertise, and through trial and error, study participants describe essential forms of learning often unacknowledged by both workers and employers

Keywords

Gender, Lifelong learning, Work, Technology

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Jun 28th, 9:00 AM

Intuiting, Socializing and Playing Around: Women’s Stories of Informal Learning in the Information Technology Field

This report is based on a study of the informal and alternative approaches to learning of women who are working in the rapidly expanding and changing IT field. Using their intuition, borrowing and sharing expertise, and through trial and error, study participants describe essential forms of learning often unacknowledged by both workers and employers