The Importance of Outreach Programs to Unblock the Pipeline and Broaden Diversity in ICT Education

@article{Lang2016TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Outreach Programs to Unblock the Pipeline and Broaden Diversity in ICT Education},
  author={Catherine Lang and A. Craig and Mary Anne L. Egan},
  journal={Int. J. Inf. Commun. Technol. Educ.},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={38-49}
}
There is a need for outreach programs to attract a diverse range of students to the computing discipline. The lack of qualified computing graduates to fill the growing number of computing vacancies is of concern to government and industry and there are few female students entering the computing pipeline at high school level. This paper presents three outreach programs that have the underlying assumption that students need to be reminded about the creativity and potential of computing so that it… Expand
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