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Re-Entering Computing through Emerging Technology

Re-Entering Computing through Emerging Technology Current State and Special Issue Introduction FARZANA RAHMAN, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, USA ELODIE BILLIONNIERE, School of Engineering & Technology, Miami Dade College, USA CCS Concepts: • Social and professional topics → Computing education programs; Women; Additional Key Words and Phrases: Computing education, nontraditional learners, formal and informal learn- ing, women in computing, re-entry programs, bootcamps ACM Reference format: Farzana Rahman and Elodie Billionniere. 2021. Re-Entering Computing through Emerging Technology: Cur- rent State and Special Issue Introduction. ACM Trans. Comput. Educ. 21, 2, Article 9 (April 2021), 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3446840 1 INTRODUCTION Recruitment, retention, and graduation of women in the computing disciplines are critical needs in our nation. Research suggests that women drop out of academic programs and leave the workforce to care for their immediate or extended families, to address financial setbacks, to meet personal obligations, and to respond to active-duty calls [1]. Hence, returning women remain one of the largest untapped talent pools in the nation to fulfill the growing demand of computing jobs [ 2]. Returning women rarely choose to pursue computing education or cannot get into the computing profession for various reasons [3–6]. These include the following: (1) the field http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) Association for Computing Machinery

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2021 ACM
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1946-6226
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1946-6226
DOI
10.1145/3446840
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Abstract

Current State and Special Issue Introduction FARZANA RAHMAN, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, USA ELODIE BILLIONNIERE, School of Engineering & Technology, Miami Dade College, USA CCS Concepts: • Social and professional topics → Computing education programs; Women; Additional Key Words and Phrases: Computing education, nontraditional learners, formal and informal learn- ing, women in computing, re-entry programs, bootcamps ACM Reference format: Farzana Rahman and Elodie Billionniere. 2021. Re-Entering Computing through Emerging Technology: Cur- rent State and Special Issue Introduction. ACM Trans. Comput. Educ. 21, 2, Article 9 (April 2021), 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3446840 1 INTRODUCTION Recruitment, retention, and graduation of women in the computing disciplines are critical needs in our nation. Research suggests that women drop out of academic programs and leave the workforce to care for their immediate or extended families, to address financial setbacks, to meet personal obligations, and to respond to active-duty calls [1]. Hence, returning women remain one of the largest untapped talent pools in the nation to fulfill the growing demand of computing jobs [ 2]. Returning women rarely choose to pursue computing education or cannot get into the computing profession for various reasons [3–6]. These include the following: (1) the field

Journal

ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: Apr 23, 2021

Keywords: Computing education

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