In 2019, about five percent of all Polish society participated in an online course, and 10 percent used online training materials. The situation is different if we take into account students. More than 30 percent of students used online training materials, and more than 23 percent had contact with the teacher/ instructor through educational websites and portals.
E-learning during COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak forced society to change its habits and placed them in a different reality. One of the significant changes in 2020 was the shift to remote learning for children and adults. Most often, these were online lessons in the form of video on platforms or instant messengers. Despite the convenience of remote learning, its drawbacks are far more significant. Many students suffered from a lack of contact with peers, spending too much time in front of a computer screen. Lack of physical activity also afflicted young people. In 2021, 90 percent of parents of school-age children rated remote learning as worse than the traditional one.
Tools used during e-learning
In 2020, remote learning resulted in almost all children using their own computers, with a small percentage of them using computers received from the school. In that year, the most common online learning tools used were Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Additionally, education websites such as wikipedia.org and brainly.co.uk became increasingly popular during the pandemic.