Why online learning could be key to closing the STEM gender gap

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Coursera’s Anthony Tattersall discusses the importance of closing the gender gap in STEM industries and how online learning could help. STEM subjects have long-standing problems with proper gender representation. A recent report by the World Economic Forum highlights that just 30pc of STEM researchers are women, men publish more than their female colleagues and women are paid significantly less.Closing this gap is vital. Careers in STEM are critical in shaping the world we live in. But how do we get there? Experts say the way academic curricula are designed can make an important difference. With the rise of online learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we should look at how this particular medium can help. Here are a few ways in which online learning can support us in closing the STEM gender gap in higher education.

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