More than 6,500 teaching staff from 61 organisations have shared details of the technologies and the digital infrastructure they use, as well as their digital teaching and professional development practices. This report gives a summary of the key findings as well as a detailed question-by-question analysis.
Key findings include:
- Substantial numbers of teaching staff would like to use technology more and many (43% of FE and 48% of HE) said that they tended to be early adopters of digital technologies when they could see a clear benefit
- Most support for using digital technologies was said to come from teaching colleagues (55% in FE, 33% in HE)
- Just 15% of the 3,049 respondents working in FE and only 13% of the 3,485 respondents working in HE agree that they have time and support to innovate
- As little as 14% in FE and 9% of staff in HE agree that they receive reward or recognition when they develop digital aspects of their role
- FE teaching staff, in general, carry out digital teaching and digital development activities more often than those in HE
- 17% of FE and 15% of HE teaching staff said they used assistive technologies in their role
- Teaching staff want a better quality digital environment, although over half rated their digital environment overall as above average (51% of FE compared with 58% of HE)
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