Digital transformation in the era of a pandemic - our University is already conducting nearly 50% of all scheduled courses in ONLINE mode. During the home isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the University has moved overnight to remote education.
Most the students and lecturs can already benefit from these online solutions, and they have been provided with access to a special instructional website to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Every day, more and more lecturers meet the students in a virtual environment. - We are rapidly implementing everything that we teach students as part of our digital transformation courses, and we are satisfied to say that it works! - says Vice Rector Prof. Grzegorz Mazurek.
Government and sanitary services' decisions, aimed at stopping the spread of the disease, have already kept students in Poland in their homes since March 12th. Prof. Witold Bielecki, the Rector of KU appealed the day before for everyone to take advantage of accesible distance learning technologies. The University has access to the Microsoft Teams application, which works well as an educational platform.
Each participant of the online group can not only listen to the lecturer, but also participate actively in the exercises. We have the possibility to attach presentations and videos, so the courses are fully interactive - comments by a lecturer just after a few days of using the application.
The application has been implemented at the university very quickly, but the extraordinary situation has made it the main platform of conducting courses basically overnight. The university has also prepared several classrooms, which can be used by lecturers who do not have the possibility to give a course from the comforts of their homes. However, most of them give the courses from their own apartments, following the general recommendations of isolation. Of course, from time to time, there are some technical difficulties, but we are learning and improving at an extraordinary pace.
At the moment, Kozminski employees are also preparing special lectures for high school students with the use of the Microsoft Teams application.