Would you join an Association or Institute for IT Pros in Education?
Following on from this thread, and talking to the FITS Foundation I was wondering how many of you would actually join an Association or Institute that caters for the IT Professionals in Education? And what would you like it to be like? A professional association, a union, etc... What would you expect it to offer? eg CPD, different membership bands like the TMIET/MIET.
The FITS foundation needs to know what volume of technicians would join such a body if it were created. To get support for anything like this they need to have firm evidence that there is a need for it and that a lot of people are crying out for it. To get agreement for it to be an Institute you need Government approval and to get that they need to see that it fills a real need.
Please answer honestly, after all this is your sector, your field and your future (ok it's ours, but it sounds more dramatic :) ).