I’m hoping this is of interest to folks outside the province too – my employers, BCcampus, commissioned a study done by Janice Johnson of UBC to examine professional development needs around educational technology in public post-secondary in British Columbia. Through a combination of surveys, face-to-face meetings and an environmental scan of existing offerings, the report paints a picture of the current practices and potential needs for PD in our province. It also recommends a number of approaches for addressing these needs, including ways to harness existing resources in the province at a larger scale as well as the idea of dedicated ‘demo’ spaces, places where educators can try out new tech with very low barriers and cost.
We should start to see various activities come out of this soon which I am very excited about. – SWL