Girls' lack of interest in Information Communication Technology (ICT) is clearly evident by senior secondary school and short-term initiatives have failed to change girls' attitudes. This school based program was developed to build girls' ICT skills and confidence, increase girls' motivation to continue studying ICT and enter the ICT workforce.
The project is now complete and we are happy to report that our research has shown that we have been able to change girls' perceptions of IT as a career for women. The girls who participated in the program reported increased confidence in using IT and our materials excited their interest and engaged them. A copy of our final report can be found in publications, and our book: Digital Divas: Putting the Wow into Computing for Girls (2015) can be ordered here: http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/dd-9781922235862.html
The Digital Divas project was funded from 2009 -2011 through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Scheme and was undertaken by Professor Julie Fisher, Faculty of Information Technology Monash University, Associate Professor Catherine Lang, Faculty of ICT Swinburne University, Associate Professor Helen Forgasz, Faculty of Education, Monash University and Associate Professor Annemieke Craig, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University.
As the project is now finsihed this website will no longer be maintained. However, anyone who wishes to use the materials in the Portal may do so although we cannot guarantee the currency of any URLs we have provided.
NOTE: The Digital Divas Logo on this page was one of the many logos created by students participating in the program.
DIGITAL DIVAS CLUB by J.Fisher, C.Lang, A.Craig, H.Forgasz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.digitaldivasclub.org.
The Digital Divas Club would like to thank the following research partners for their assistance in the development of the Digital Divas curriculum and program.