Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey: Findings from students and staff who teach in higher education

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.

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

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.

Understanding and Enabling Student Success in Irish Higher Education

This publication looks at student success through three lenses. Firstly, it explores the concept of student success from the key perspectives of national policy, the explicit strategic missions of our higher education institutions (HEIs), our students and international literature. It then explores a range of themes that have been pivotal to our understanding of student success and how it can be supported. Finally, it looks at the development of an Irish national understanding of student success.

The National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit

The National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit outlines the National Forum’s commitment to open licensing, which enables the creation and sharing of open educational resources. The toolkit provides a detailed description of Creative Commons (CC) licenses, the global standard for open licensing, as well as a 4-step guide to choosing, creating and adding CC licences to resources in order to make them OER, i.e. able to be shared, reused and adapted in different institutional, disciplinary and programme contexts.

This resource is licensed with a Creative Commons CC BY licence, meaning you are welcome to reuse and remix, as long as attribution is provided to the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. If you would like an editable version of this resource, please email open@teachingandlearning.ie.

Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education 2013-18

This Forum Insight provides a short summary of the report, Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education 2013-18. Key developments in building digital capacity undertaken and coordinated by the National Forum are summarised in 5 areas: consulting across the sector and outlining a vision; understanding the digital landscape; structures and guidance frameworks; Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects; and perspectives of those who teach, learn and lead.

Ireland’s National Professional Development Framework Summary Findings of the Initial Implementation

Ireland’s first national professional development framework (PD Framework) for all who teach in
Irish higher education was launched in 2016, following a period of extensive consultation across
the sector. An initial implementation (pilot study) was conducted during the academic year 2016-
2017, involving 230 staff from universities, institutes of technology and private colleges across 22
groups. This report presents findings from this initial implementation stage of the PD Framework.