Gender Gaps and the Social Inclusion Movement in ICT

Gender Gaps and the Social Inclusion Movement in ICT

Idongesit Williams (Aalborg University, Denmark), Olga Millward (Aalborg University, Denmark) and Roslyn Layton (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 325
ISBN13: 9781522570684|ISBN10: 1522570683|EISBN13: 9781522570691|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7068-4


Despite advancements in technological and engineering fields, there is still a digital gender divide in the adoption, use, and development of information communication technology (ICT) services. This divide is also evident in educational environments and careers, specifically in the STEM fields. In order to mitigate this divide, policy approaches must be addressed and improved in order to encourage the inclusion of women in ICT disciplines.

Gender Gaps and the Social Inclusion Movement in ICT provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of gender and policy from developed and developing country perspectives and its applications within ICT through various forms of research including case studies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as digital identity, human rights, and social inclusion, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, and technology developers seeking current research on gender inequality in ICT environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Identity
  • E-Government Services
  • Gender Inequality
  • Human Rights
  • ICT Studies
  • Online Information Processing
  • Online Learning Environments
  • Social Inclusion
  • Social Media
  • Women Engineers

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Idongesit WILLIAMS is a lecturer with the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI) located at Aalborg University Copenhagen. He holds a Bachelor in Physics, a Master degree in Information and Communications Technologies and a Ph.D. He has since 2010 researched into socio-economic, socio-technical related to Information and Communications Technologies. His research areas include the facilitation of telecom and ICT infrastructure using Public Private Partnerships, the development and the sustenance of Community-Based Networks, e-government implementation, Science and Technology Studies, gender adoption of ICTs, Organizational adoption of ICTs, User experience with ICTs and Organizational Learning He has authored more than 26 research publications, including journal papers, books, book chapters, conference papers and magazine articles. He is the co-editor of the Book, The African Mobile Story. He has delivered presentations at conferences and also helped in organizing conferences such as the CMI annual conference and the CMI/GTUC conferences.