The Institute for Learning (IfL) has published a report of its second annual membership survey, which ran from 31 July to 28 September 2009 and elicited responses from 8,256 members.
The survey found that members are satisfied with benefits offered by IfL, as 92 per cent say the value of benefits is ‘fair’, ‘good’ or ‘excellent’
58 per cent saying they wanted IfL to offer further benefits of training workshops and courses.
Professional development dominated the wish list for the website as well: 74 per cent said that they wanted hints and tips about continuing professional development (CPD)
Whilst some members are using social networking, podcasts, webcasts, blogs and wikis for their professional development and to support teaching and learning, 38 per cent of respondents admitted that they were not confident in using new technologies. Members expressed interest in learning more about new technologies.
Those who have been in contact with IfL are satisfied with the service they received
Members are keen to have a strong voice and for their views to be represented accurately on the national stage.
Toni Fazaeli, IfL's chief executive, said, "Listening and responding to members is at the heart of our work. The feedback from last year's survey helped determine our investment in time and resources to make improvements this year, and I was very encouraged to see such a high approval rating for our benefits this time. The fact that members favour benefits relating to their professional development over all others highlights their professionalism and their commitment to doing the best for their learners.”
Download the survey