edWeb 2024 Professional Learning Survey

edWeb Professional Learning Survey 2024

edWeb has been conducting an annual professional learning survey with our members since 2016. It’s an important way we benchmark our members’ needs and assessment of our edWeb services and the state of professional learning in general. The results have been very consistent over those years, even with the COVID-19 pandemic. If anything, the need and value of virtual professional learning have become even more important for teacher and staff choice and autonomy, and the flexibility of anytime, anywhere learning for work/life balance and staff retention.

edWeb began hosting webinars for professional learning in 2010, and we have a current archive of 3,000 videos and podcasts, and present 400 new live programs a year. Whether it’s AI, the Science of Reading, Teacher Retention, Cybersecurity, and more, we never run out of topics. The survey confirms, year after year, the importance of content that is current and relevant. We thank the education leaders who share their knowledge and insights on our webinars, and our sponsors and partners who help us crowdsource the most amazing educators and provide support so the learning is free.

Of most importance, the survey shows that educators’ learning on edWeb has a big impact on student learning. Educators share their learning with colleagues, increasing the impact. With over 1 million educators in 185 countries, that is a powerful way to spread the best ideas and practices in education.

Our 2024 Professional Learning Survey reports on the past 5 years of data. The comments we receive every year help us continually improve our services. The survey was conducted in February and was sent via email to 151,546 edWeb members. We received over 1,200 replies, a comparable response with past years.

2024 Key Takeaways from edWeb Members

  • Webinars are the professional learning activity that helps the most.
  • Members most value content that is current and relevant with the flexibility to participate on their own time.
  • edWeb shows an even higher impact on student learning this year with many edWeb members sharing their learning for schoolwide impact.
  • edWeb CE certificates are used by 67% of members for school and district PD hours and by 47% to renew their state teacher’s license.
  • edWeb continues to get an exceptionally high “Net Promoter Score” of 77.
  • We received over 400 comments to help us understand our value and also ways we can continue to improve.

Summary of Results

The first question in the survey asks, “What types of professional development activities help you improve the most?” Our members have consistently responded that webinars are number one. This year, online professional learning networks moved ahead of teacher education courses.

What types of Professional Development help you improve?

We asked educators what features are important in a professional development program. The most important feature is that the content be current and relevant, followed by the flexibility to participate on their own time, that the program is free, and the ability to receive a certificate of completion.

What is important to you in a professional learning program?

The survey asks, “How has edWeb helped you in the past year?” Results show edWeb has been most helpful for acquiring valuable information and resources, increasing knowledge in their field, making learning more engaging for students, and getting support not available in their school/district.

How has edWeb helped you in the past year?

This year, we see a notable increase in the impact edWeb has on student learning. 65% of educators report edWeb has a high impact on their students’ learning. 56% of those surveyed share their learning with colleagues, and that impacts their students’ learning. 38% of respondents report that edWeb has a schoolwide impact on students’ learning.

How much impact has edWeb had on your students' learning?

67% of our members are using their edWeb CE certificates for their school and district PD hours and 47% to renew their state teacher’s license.

How are you using edWeb CE certificates?

For the past five years, we’ve asked our members, “How likely are you to recommend edWeb to a colleague?” 65% of our members give edWeb a 10, the highest score. The answers to this question on a scale of 1 – 10 can be converted to a Net Promoter Score (NPS), a metric that is used to show the value of a company or service. edWeb’s NPS score is 77 this year, an exceptionally high score that very few companies attain.

How likely are you to recommend edWeb to a colleague?

We received over 400 comments from educators who took the survey. Their comments are overwhelmingly positive and thankful for our free service that provides the kind of high-quality, online professional learning they need and CE certificates for their PD hours.

“Thank you for making high-quality professional development for teachers. It is easy to use with many available choices. It makes learning enjoyable for us since we have such busy schedules, meetings, and responsibilities. Thank you for making the webinars free.


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Download the edWeb 2024 Survey Results

For questions on the survey, contact [email protected].