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Main Conference

Type of Proposal

Paper: Model or theory development

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate how women who create custom content for The Sims2 acquire IT-related skills and knowledge. Interviews with twenty-six women suggest the importance of interest-driven learning, opportunities for horizontal as well as vertical learning, and the opportunity to develop “loose ties” with an extensive online social network of other Sims fans.

Keywords

women’s learning, computers, The Sims

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The Sims2 and Women’s IT Learning

The purpose of this study was to investigate how women who create custom content for The Sims2 acquire IT-related skills and knowledge. Interviews with twenty-six women suggest the importance of interest-driven learning, opportunities for horizontal as well as vertical learning, and the opportunity to develop “loose ties” with an extensive online social network of other Sims fans.