Leading e-learning platforms in PolandA survey conducted in December 2020 revealed that Librus Synergia - an electronic grade book - was the most frequently used e-learning platform by parents in Poland. E-podręczniki followed with 41 percent of respondents.
There are also various online options available for Poles who are no longer in compulsory education but who wish to develop their skills further. One example is learning-enabling phone apps. The most popular educational mobile app in 2022 was Brainly. Moreover, the popularity of virtual courses has been steadily growing among users with lower formal education. Udemy, an American open online course provider, figures among the most popular names. The teaching marketplace is aimed at professional adults and students, providing a wide variety of learning material. In March 2022, the platform recorded a mobile app revenue of over 101 million U.S. dollars.
Distance learning during COVID-19 in PolandA school year in Poland lasts ten months. During the 2020/2021 academic year, Polish pupils spent roughly seven months learning online. In November 2021, more than 66 percent of parents needed more time to prepare their children for online lessons. Thus, almost 91 percent of the parents felt that the most effective learning model for their child was to learn directly at school. Online learning meant that students spent more time in front of their display devices. As a result, over 45 percent of pupils reported that their physical health worsened during the pandemic.
During the remaining three months, Polish schools operated in a hybrid model. Approximately four in ten fathers felt that schools failed to implement appropriate safety procedures to protect their children from the coronavirus; relatively few mothers shared this opinion.
On September 1, a new school year began, and young Poles returned to education. As the Ministry of Education and Science (Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki) decided, Polish pupils and students will be taught in school and on-site during the 2021/2022 academic year, following pre-pandemic conditions.