2013 Community Survey Results
Last month we initiated a short survey of community members to gather information to support an operational planning exercise. As GHGMI sits at the crossroads of online education and climate change policy, the past few months have been particulary fast-moving. Society is, at once, waking to the potential for e-learning to transform educational delivery and separately facing the growing challenge of accumulated GHG emissions, now at 400ppm CO2 and growing.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the survey. We received almost 300 responses. You can view the full results* by clicking here.
Selected survey highlights:
- Respondents were drawn from GHGMI alumni and the broader community
- Two-thirds of respondents had not previously taken a course from GHGMI.
- There remains a high interest in GHG training
- Nearly 60% of respondents plan to enroll in a GHG training course in the next 12 months
- Time constraints and expense were identified as leading barriers inhibiting training enrollment
- Time was the leading barrier to course uptake, cited by 39% of respondents, followed by cost of training (36%)
- Course rigor and flexible online delivery were highlighted as key considerations for selecting a training course
- 58% of respondents identified course quality as among their top three considerations to choosing a course, while 47% called out their interest in being able to participate in classes online, on their own time
- The community expressed an interest in more opportunities for engagement
- 58% of respondents stated an interest in joining a volunteer GHGMI alumni or member committee
We will be incorporating these findings into our operational strategy in the coming weeks and months. Please watch this space for further developments and announcements as we begin to roll out exciting new changes to our programming.
*Note: demographic and text box responses have been omitted for brevity and to protect respondents’ privacy.