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What is the INDEx Survey?

The Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey is a national survey of the digital engagement, experiences and expectations of students and staff who teach in Irish higher education. The survey will take place from 14 October through to 1 December 2019 and is being coordinated by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Who is the survey designed for?

The INDEx Survey is designed for:

  • Students – all enrolled on taught programmes of study, both undergraduate and postgraduate (ages 18 and over)
  • Staff Who Teach – all staff who teach and all who support learning and teaching, e.g. lecturers, tutors, librarians, learning technologists, education developers, instructional designers, technicians, deans, middle and senior managers or administrators

Why use the INDEx Survey?

The purpose of the INDEx Survey is to understand more about the digital experiences and expectations of students and staff who teach in Irish higher education. All students and staff who complete the survey will contribute to the evidence that informs important decision-making around digital teaching and learning within their institutions – and will influence the future enhancement of digital teaching and learning across the Irish higher education sector.

When will the INDEx Survey take place?

Each participating higher education institution will run the survey during a three-week window within the national survey period of 14 October through to 1 December 2019.

How do I participate?

Anyone eligible to participate will receive information from their institution about their survey start date and a link to the online survey via email.


34 Irish higher education institutions are participating in the INDEx Survey – this includes all universities, all technological higher education institutions, and several private colleges (see Institutions).