Gender, Diversities, and Technology Institute







The Gender, Diversities, and Technology Institute at EDC leverages the power of diversity to improve education and work systems through innovative technology design and use.

In our work, we:

  • develop innovative and inclusive technology projects that demonstrate the power of diversity- gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, disability, culture, language, and sexual orientation.
  • focus on technology innovation to ensure empowerment, democracy, and social justice in a global society.
  • work with partners around the world to address critical social problems.
  • link individuals and organizations to increase participation and ownership of the 'new knowledge society.'


New Book on Gender Equity and Education!

The Institute is currently developing a book on gender equity and education entitled Living Life: Stories of Women, Men and Changing Roles in the 20th Century. Click here to read more and see how you can get involved.

New Research Report!

The Effective Access project recently released a final report culminating 3 years of research on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators' use of digital resources. The project, funded as a part of the National Science Foundation’s National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program, focused on high school STEM educators as an important and broad subset, as high school STEM remains a priority of education reform in the United States. Available on-line.

New Video!
Making Schools Work for All Students (Winner of the Catalyst Award for Excellence Bronze Award)

Students and teachers have a lot to say about how gender equity works for them. Hear their voices, see their experiences, and learn about how gender healthy schools can make a difference-engaging students, reducing tensions, increasing academic interest, and building youth leadership. Click here to learn more about Gender Healthy/ Respectful Schools.