Diana Schimke

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Participation and system usage is crucial for virtual communities to develop and sustain. However, many communities report very low participation rates of members. Finding and studying strategies for fostering participation in virtual communities is therefore a growing field of research and different approaches for strengthening participation in virtual(More)
Due to low participation rates of girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), getting more girls involved in STEM is an important issue. For my dissertation, I am designing, implementing and evaluating an online community for high school girls to foster their interest and participation rate in STEM. My work has three stages:(More)
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