Silesian University of Technology (POLAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN21 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 11757-11762
ISBN: 978-84-09-31267-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.2457
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
This article presents the results of own research carried out on a sample of 500 students of Polish universities who, due to the global pandemic situation, carried out their classes at their home university as part of education using remote education methods and techniques. The research was carried out at the turn of March and April 2021 to learn about the reflections of students who, as it can be assumed, have already got used to remote education. In connection with the above, interesting conclusions can be drawn from the research, showing changes in the implementation of remote academic teaching from the moment when the pandemic broke out and the university authorities and teaching staff, as well as the students themselves, were not prepared to change the way of learning and teaching, to the current state, exactly one year after the events initiating the necessity to implicate unplanned changes in the education process. The objectives of the research were focused on learning about the methods of delivering lectures, practical, training, and laboratory classes at universities during the pandemic, as well as communication and technology tools that academic teachers used in the process of learning and communicating with students. The research was focused on identifying the level of students' involvement and motivation in the education process during a pandemic, as well as on the diagnosis of factors that make it difficult for students to learn remotely. The aim of the research was also to find out about the competencies of students, which were developed during remote education, and additionally, the forms of learning preferred by students, enabling the achievement of the assumed didactic goals. The conducted research was also used to develop a plan aimed at implementing the necessary changes in the process of implementing remote academic teaching, thanks to the diagnosis of important factors that, in the opinion of the respondents, were classified as requiring improvement both from the perspective of activities that could be implemented by the university and individually - by lecturers.
Remote teaching, distance learning, COVID19, Poland, motivation.