"Environmental Scan Outline"
Environmental Scan Template Type of Information Source Method 1. Key trends in the Journal and magazine Check archives of marketplace articles Educause and ECAR Gossip publications Leaders in the field, Follow listserv traffic eg both vendors and blackboard list, Higher Education Educause CIO list Consultants Interviews and meetings with key leaders Major blogs eg Edutech Post and Accidental Pedagogy 2. Best practices in higher Campus websites education Publications eg Educause and Campus technology Conferences 3. Current usage practices Usage patterns at other Reports from ECAR institutions Log analysis and other publications of your LMS (see bibliography) Faculty and student Mining data already survey results collected by other studies and surveys at your institution New surveys of faculty and students Log analyses 4. User Needs Students Surveys Faculty Interviews Staff Focus Groups User logs Importance of tri- angulation