Since 2001, Jisc RSC Scotland’s Electronic Training Needs Analysis (ETNA) survey has painted a vibrant picture of technology use across the Scottish further education sector.
Over a decade ago, the landscape was quite different when learning technology was just beginning to make an impact. Since then, technologies such as VLEs have become mainstream and technology use has evolved with good access to digital resources on and off campus, offering more flexibility. We’ve seen an increase in the use of mobile devices, and e-books has been an area of particular growth. Respondents’ skills levels and confidence have also increased over time.
Today it’s good to see that technology is firmly embedded in the daily working practices of a wide range of staff including lecturers, librarians, senior and middle managers. The findings of this year’s survey present many encouraging results, with the virtual learning environment (VLE) in particular going from strength to strength. [More]