Case study on gender perspectives in virtual debates

Albert Gras Martí, Elizabeth Mora Torres, Miguel Leonardo López, Àgueda Gras Velázquez

Abstract

Environments for learning management, such as the virtual classroom Moodle de tic@’t, are effective tools for teaching innovation. Virtual spaces facilitate interaction, and in particular the discussions, among studens of all ages and with different educational or professional experiences. In this case study on gender in virtual debates, we see that women move easier in virtual environment and their participations in dicussion forums are better structured. Women communicate better online, more easily and with a better documentary support. They are more effective in organizing and planning their study. Basic skills of self and time management appear to be underdeveloped in the case of young men, especially in comparison with women.

Keywords

Virtual debates; Gender issues; Tutoring; On-line teaching; Science dissemination

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2009.14.05





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