I’m starting a list of women in web education. This means women who are actively teaching web design and development classes in high schools, colleges or other educational institutions. Women who might be a resource for someone looking for a web educator for a conference, a case study, or whatever else may come up. A good example of this type of woman would be Leslie Jensen-Inman, an assistant professor at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I’d like to follow other women like Leslie on this list.
I’m not 100% sure where I’ll keep the list, but I’m hoping it can be a Twitter list. That would be the easiest to maintain for me. If you are a woman in web education or know of a woman in web education, please give me her name and her Twitter handle (if possible). I’ll follow her and add her to the list.
The list can stretch a bit to hold women who are not actively working in classrooms in high schools or colleges, but whose daily work involves teaching others how to do web work. This might mean women who write, offer workshops and seminars on web education topics or run organizations dedicated to teaching people how to do web development. A good example of this type of woman would be Sharron Rush, the head of Knowbility.org. Her daily work is to organize and create training and conference events to help people learn to create accessible web sites. She’s not promoting herself – she’s promoting a cause related to web education. I’d like to follow other women like Sharron on this list.
I’ve started a Twitter list called WomeninWebEducation. You can follow the list. Here are the names I have so far. Lots more are needed. Please offer suggestions and names.