1. Introduction


Welcome to the Practitioner Attitudes to Technology in FE and Skills Survey.

The survey is being carried out on behalf of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

We are using this survey to assess the attitudes of practitoners to new and existing technologies in relation to your work, particularly for learning and teaching.

In the past questions to practitioners have focused on the use of technology and the skills associated with that use. We want to extend our consideration of factors that may affect your use of technology and to do this we are asking you to tell us what you think about different aspects of technology in your work.

We are asking questions on sixteen different aspects of technology, encouraging you to tell us, how you feel about your use of that technology, if any. You will be presented with a drop down box with several options, please click on the option you feel represents your own view most closely. There is no right answer, and the wording is not always exactly as you may want, simply your reaction to the choices and the identification of the one that is closest to how you feel about the statements.
If you have anything else you would like to comment on please use the text box for each question. Those that have given responses in them have provided some very valuable ideas about reactions to technology in teaching and learning. There is an opportunity for a final set of comments at the end of the survey. Completing the text boxes in this survey is not compulsory, but we do need you to respond through the drop-down boxes.

You will be asked to choose between one of seven options on each question and there will be space for you to tell us more and indicate the which specific technologies you use in each instance.

At the end we ask you to rate yourself overall against the categories used in each question.

Your individual responses are confidential to you and this survey and no college managers will see individual responses. We will be circulating the resulting college profiles and the overall profile for the colleges participating, but individuals will not be able to be identified and the raw data will be held securely in accordance with data protection legislation and best practice.

If you would like to see your profile, please leave us your personal e-mail address and we can send it on to you.