The Covid-19 pandemic has radically affected the teaching system at the Military University of Aviation. The education has been moved from lecture halls to the online platform. However, despite the very difficult situation and peculiar teaching conditions, the program is implemented in over 90%.

MUA cadets have been isolated for over a month. It is not easy, but you have shown your responsibility, commitment and discipline. You have switched from normal to remote study mode, thank you very much for that - emphasizes MUA Rector-Commandant, Brig. Gen. Pil. Piotr Krawczyk PhD

The IT Center has made every effort to prepare all necessary tools to change the training system for both students and lecturers, which is confirmed by statistics. Over the past month, as many as 6,089 video conferences took place using the Google Meet platform, which is over 121000% more than in the previous month. A complementary communication tool was email contact. 385 829 e-mails have been sent recently, an increase of 57%. Due to limitations in individual contact, electronic messages are a complementary tool and support informational and educational activities.Basically, the entire educational process of the Academy was moved to virtual environment. Conducting classes using the system serving the course of study (Verbis), the Ikar educational portal and the Google Meet application in remote mode was a huge challenge, which both lecturers as well as military and civilian students perfectly met.In order to verify the efficient operation of our systems, a survey was carried out among cadets. The test results are satisfactory and confirm the efficiency and effectiveness of the implemented system. Students confirmed that all classes are conducted as planned in 92.5%, and 61% of them are video conferences - emphasizes Lt. Col. Jarosław Nowak, Head of the MUA Information Technology Center.The teaching system of the Military University of Aviation is specific, practical classes are mostly individual, which allows them to be implemented with strict hygiene requirements. Training on flight simulators is still being carried out with all safety procedures. Remote six-month military training of candidates for officers is also underway. Training in English (7 groups), specialist English (3 groups) and Russian (1 group) is being continued. From April 20, a total of 15 courses and improvement trainings will be launched and resumed, which will take place in remote and remote-stationary mode. Practical modules and final exams will be implemented after the crisis is resolved.

I am very impressed by the determination of all employees, lecturers and cadets regarding preparations for this completely different form of functioning of our Academy. Thank you all for your effort, thanks to your work we have smoothly switched to online learning mode! I especially thank the entire IT Center team, including Lt. Col. Jarosław Nowak. It wouldn't be possible without you! It is thanks to your hard work that we can implement the curriculum almost in 100% in these difficult conditions - sums up MUA Rector-Commandant, Brig. Gen. Pil. Piotr Krawczyk PhD

During the pandemic, the School of Eaglets ensures continuity of education and functioning. April 16 this year for the first time in the history of the Academy at the MUA Navigation Institute, the thesis defence was conducted in front of a computer monitor. The exam took place in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Higher Education and the conditions specified in the ordinance of the Rector-Commandant. Remote defence of diploma theses is the effect of suspending classes at the university and switching to a virtual mode of work.The online defense of  diploma theses is new to us, however, it does not in any way reduce the importance and seriousness of the event. Of course, stress appeared in both students and examination board members, especially at the beginning of the project. Ultimately, the course of the exam did not differ much from the traditional form, and the students were very well prepared - emphasizes the Director of the Institute of Navigation dr hab. Eng. Janusz Ćwiklak, prof. in MUA.  

tłumaczenie: mgr Monika Skowrońska