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Webinar: European Community DG EAC Distance Learning Group (5 June 2020) -

  1. 1. Catherine Cronin 19 November 2020
  2. 2. INDEx Survey • National survey of digital experiences in higher education o 25,484 students o 4,485 staff who teach o 32 institutions • Survey conducted: Oct-Dec 2019 • Initial report published: May 2020 www.teachingandlearning.ie/index #NFdigital
  3. 3. INDEx Survey Findings Report APPENDICES www.teachingandlearning.ie/index
  4. 4. Additional INDEx resources #NFdigital INDEx process briefing paper
  5. 5. Additional INDEx resources #NFdigital INDEx process briefing paper Infographics (series)
  6. 6. Additional INDEx resources #NFdigital INDEx process briefing paper Infographics (series) Webinars
  7. 7. INDEx Survey Findings www.teachingandlearning.ie/index #NFdigital
  8. 8. INDEx Survey Findings www.teachingandlearning.ie/index #NFdigital
  9. 9. INDEx Findings – Students #NFdigital
  10. 10. INDEx Findings – Staff Who Teach #NFdigital
  11. 11. • Students’ responses when asked what their institution could do to improve their experience of digital T&L: o Access to reliable wifi o Consistent use of the VLE o Availability of lecture recordings • 25% of students said they had access to recorded lectures; 29% of staff who teach said they had access to lecture capture Theme Two: Digital Infrastructure
  12. 12. INDEx Findings – Students #NFdigital
  13. 13. INDEx Findings – Staff Who Teach #NFdigital

Editor's Notes

  • Presentation on behalf of the National Forum

    Overall theme of this session: “Digital Infrastructure & Tools to Support Online/Distance Learning”
    Our presentation – overview of the National Forum + INDEx Survey (design/coordination/national-level analysis)
  • Let’s get started!
    Today’s webinar is a direct outcome of the INDEx Survey…
    As many of you may know, 1 yr ago the NF coordinated a national survey of digital experiences in HE – in partnership with S+S across the sector at 32 HEIs
    The aim: Highlight what makes a difference to S+S, providing an evidence base to inform decision-making and future enhancement of digital T+L
    The survey had nearly 30K respondents &
    The National Findings Report was published last May

    In terms of the use of these findings across the sector, we know that institutions have shared and benchmarked their findings – some have conducted student focus groups to delve deeper; improved communications with S+S (regarding Privacy policies & processes); enhanced staff induction processes; informed digital strategies for the institution

    The NF has continued to analyse the national dataset: producing infographics, deeper qualitative analyses, briefing paper & more (WEBSITE)

    Overall, given all that has happened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we consider this pre-pandemic snapshot to be a unique/valuable dataset at a critical time
  • www.teachingandlearning.ie/index
  • www.teachingandlearning.ie/index
  • www.teachingandlearning.ie/index
  • www.teachingandlearning.ie/index
  • The Findings…
    The INDEx Survey instruments for S+S were necessarily different, but many of the Qs were matched, so that we could learn about S+S views on key issues, and compare them.
    The INDEx Survey was based on Jisc’s DEI Survey – A Steering Group with representatives from all participating institutions, and other key stakeholders, adapted the survey for use in the Irish HE sector.

    Illustrating the holistic approach of the survey, INDEx findings for S+S span 5 themes

    Top 2 bubbles focus on the Individual:
    Digital T+L Practices (what S+S DO) using the VLE & other digital tools/spaces for T+L+A
    Attitudes to Digital (what S+S THINK/FEEL) about their use of digital tech/resources & their institutions’ approaches to digital T+L
    Bottom 3 circles widen the focus to Institutional digital capabilities:
    Digital Infrastructure
    Digital Skills Development & Support
    Digital Environment & Culture
  • Digital Environment & Culture: student wellbeing; student data protection; staff information re data protection & privacy

    From our conversations with sector, particularly in light of our current context
    We know that this is an area of critical interest & importance – how this webinar arose.

    I’ll very briefly share the key findings from the INDEx survey in this area, as an introduction to our speakers’ contributions.
  • Firstly, for students:
    Just over one-half agreed that their institution protects their data privacy -- a large minority were NEUTRAL
    30% agreed that they were told how their personal data is stored/used – just over 30% DISAGREED & most common response was NEUTRAL
    And 4 in 10 students agreed that their institution helps them to stay safe online -- again, most common response (one-half!) was NEUTRAL

    International benchmarking: Fewer than half of students in all 4 countries agreed that their institution helped them stay safe online (Ireland 40%, UK 43%, ANZ 48%)
  • For staff who teach:
    Just over half agreed that they were informed about their responsibilities with regard to Managing Learner Data securely (similar to students)
    Only 15% agreed that they were informed about their responsibilities with regard to Ensuring Students Behave Safely Online (3x as many students) -- (45% DISAGREED)

    These findings clearly highlight gaps in knowledge, confidence & processes around data privacy, data protection & online safety
    – on the part of students, staff and institutions

    We know that these issues are only becoming more relevant in our current context.

    With that, I’d like to introduce our first speaker, Kevin McStravock, to offer a student perspective.

  • [Theme Two: Digital Infrastructure]
    Students’ qualitative responses – can relate to quant findings & international benchmarking
    Equivalent statistics for access to lecture recording/capture in HE in UK: 49% and 65%
  • Firstly, for students:
    Just over one-half agreed that their institution protects their data privacy -- a large minority were NEUTRAL
    30% agreed that they were told how their personal data is stored/used – just over 30% DISAGREED & most common response was NEUTRAL
    And 4 in 10 students agreed that their institution helps them to stay safe online -- again, most common response (one-half!) was NEUTRAL

    International benchmarking: Fewer than half of students in all 4 countries agreed that their institution helped them stay safe online (Ireland 40%, UK 43%, ANZ 48%)
  • For staff who teach:
    Just over half agreed that they were informed about their responsibilities with regard to Managing Learner Data securely (similar to students)
    Only 15% agreed that they were informed about their responsibilities with regard to Ensuring Students Behave Safely Online (3x as many students) -- (45% DISAGREED)

    These findings clearly highlight gaps in knowledge, confidence & processes around data privacy, data protection & online safety
    – on the part of students, staff and institutions

    We know that these issues are only becoming more relevant in our current context.

    With that, I’d like to introduce our first speaker, Kevin McStravock, to offer a student perspective.

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