Dear Students, Doctoral Students, Academics and Employees,
We have found ourselves in an exceptional situation. The coronavirus threat has deprived us of the opportunity to have regular classes. Our knowledge about the severity of the threat and wise care for our health require us to refrain from direct contact with one another. However, it does not mean that university education will stop during the epidemics.
We are working hard on preparing the tools for distance learning. We will soon launch a special website dedicated to teaching during the coronavirus threat. You will find there information about the methods of teaching classes remotely, description of useful e-learning tools and necessary information about the current coronavirus situation. Please check the regularly updated information on this website.
I would like to ask my colleagues, fellow academics, to contact their students by e-mail. It is important for them to know in this difficult time that we are still an academic and human community.
In the following week we will develop the forms of distance education and present the tools that will allow us to move most of our classes into the virtual space. Those of us who are fluent at using such techniques may do it immediately. Every method that will allow us to continue education with as little loss to the students as possible is good.
Because we are isolated from one another, let us be together even more.
Prof. Ryszard Koziołek
Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs University of Silesia in Katowice