Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey: Summary of Main Report

Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey: Summary of Main Report

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National Forum

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Teaching & Learning

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Accessibility & Inclusion, Assessment & Feedback, Digital Learning, National Forum Publications, T&L Practice

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The INDEx Survey was undertaken in autumn 2019 to explore the digital experiences of students and staff who teach in Irish higher education. Data was collected from 25,484 students and 4,445 staff who teach at 32 higher education institutions.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Across all countries and contexts, higher education institutions are confronted with the question of how to adapt and shape higher education in an increasingly digital, networked world. At a time of unprecedented global challenge, the importance of confident, supported engagement with digital technology has become clear. The findings of the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey, presented in this report, provide a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the digital engagement, experiences and expectations of students and staff who teach across our sector.

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In the denouement of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk of a return to “normalcy” in higher education belies the great challenges and ongoing disruptions that yet lie ahead for many institutions. Public perceptions of the value of postsecondary education continue their downward slide, placing institutions in the position of having to demonstrate their worth and find solutions to declining enrollments. Data and analytics capabilities continue to evolve, introducing new opportunities and new risks to the institution. Chief among these capabilities, generative AI promises to change teaching and learning in ways many of us have yet to fully understand or prepare for.

For this year’s teaching and learning Horizon Report, expert panelists’ discussions highlighted and wrestled with these present and looming challenges for higher education. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

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