Share Paper: Evening the odds –educational computer games and 21st century coding literacy are girls’ things too

  1. Rebekah Rousi, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Finland
Tuesday, June 24 2:00-2:30 PM B3118

Abstract: While many industries are dwindling, one area is on the increase, gaming. Nordic countries are experiencing growth in start-up companies and revenue. Despite growth in the games industry, and potential for development in educational games, numbers of women involved still lag. This is interesting considering women outweigh men in compulsory educational teaching. This issues paper reflects on discussions and developments of women in technology. It raises concern regarding unequal gender figures in the games industry, and proposes two points: 1) more teachers play an active role in game development – more women take part in content generation, pedagogical usability and ...