Legal Aspects of Digital Education Survey

This is a survey about digital education, specifically addressing university educators from any discipline and seniority level, who are actively carry out teaching activities in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK.

This survey is meant to help understanding of:

  • what does digital education practically signify/entail
  • how we, as teachers and educators, are coping with it
  • how digital education practices can be improved

The questionnaire is developed by a group of academic researchers from Ireland (UCD), Italy (Universities of Trento and Sant’Anna Pisa), the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam IViR), and UK (Universities of Stirling and Aberdeen) under the auspices of the Research Award granted by BILETA (British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association).

Who are the investigators?

Primary investigator - Associate Professor Guido Noto La Diega (University of Stirling)


  • Dr Rossana Ducato (University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr Giulia Priora (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)
  • Dr Bernd Justin Jütte (University College Dublin)
  • Dr Chiara Angiolini (Università degli Studi di Trento)
  • Dr Alexandra Giannopoulou (University of Amsterdam)
  • Dr Giulia Schneider (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)

The postdoctoral RA is Dr Guido Salza (Università degli Studi di Trento).

Aim of the survey

Our aim is to investigate legal and, more specifically, copyright and privacy issues potentially arising in the digital academic teaching environment.

Our objective is two-fold:

  • to gain insights into whether and to what degree these (or other similar) issues are taken into consideration by academic teaching practices
  • to systematise any coping strategies that are put forward on an institutional or individual level to address these techno-legal difficulties, disruptions, and uncertainties

Participants do not need to have any prior or specific knowledge on copyright and/or privacy law. The survey is not focusing on the collection of ‘accurate’ legal information, but rather to capture a realistic picture of digital education practices and legal awareness within university teaching and its corresponding platforms.

Participants responses will provide us with valuable information and solid evidence to sketch the current state of the art, identify the main problems, and deliver useful guidance to European universities, researchers, teachers, and educators to collectively improve the digital teaching and learning environment.

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