More than 9000 members expressed their views on the subject.The high number of respondents to the CSQ’s research reflects the tremendous interest school network and higher education personnel have in the subject.
Core research issues
The research focused on three issues: the changes in practices as a result of digital technology, the impact on the work environment, and the need for training. Although a detailed analysis of the questionaires is still underway, at the time of writing, preliminary observations have been made.
Enlightening preliminary findings
Members are highly in favour of using digital tools in their work. As these technologies transform their tasks, the impact on their professional working conditions varies.
Improvements come mainly in terms of collaboration, communication, and interprofessional support. However, the intensification of these exchanges also brings up the risk of blurring the lines between one’s professional and personal life.
The need for training
Besides basic training or discovering new digital tools, questionnaire respondents expressed the need to improve their digital skills as they relate to their work.
This research is being conducted just as the Québec government is launching its digital strategy. The CSQ will ensure the concerns expressed by its members are taken into consideration by the government.