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Three experiments examined whether the design of virtual learning environments influences under-graduates' enrollment intentions and anticipated success in introductory computer science courses. Changing the design of a virtual classroom – from one that conveys current computer science stereotypes to one that does not – significantly increased women's(More)
Women who have not yet entered science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields underestimate how well they will perform in those fields (e. It is commonly assumed that female role models improve women's beliefs that they can be successful in STEM. The current work tests this assumption. Two experiments varied role model gender and whether(More)
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