Our task is to popularize the application of modern technologies at the University of Warsaw, including e-learning. We provide, develop and maintain a university educational e-learning platform, open to the entire academic community: regular students and doctoral students, academic teachers and administrative staff.
We kindly invite academic teachers of all UW faculties and departments to make use of our experience as we offer:
Academic teachers, who have been cooperating with us, emphasize the following advantages of using the e-learning platform and other modern ICT tools:
Below is a selection of COME’s most important activities connected with the didactics at the University of Warsaw. We encourage you to get acquainted with the report on COME’s activities.
IBIZA (Interdisciplinary Database of Academic E-courses): a selection of online courses enabling students to participate in general university courses
IBIZA e-courses, tailored by academic teachers of almost all UW faculties introduce students to a variety of scientific disciplines. The courses enhance interdisciplinary education and prepare students to understand the concepts and core issues of the subject, no matter what faculty they study at. They are available to all UW doctoral students and regular students. The classes are held fully online, with the in-class certification. The general university courses within IBIZA are equivalent to stationary general university courses run in the classrooms.
Our task is to coordinate classes and provide e-teachers and students methodological and technical support.
Language E-courses (E-lektoraty) for UW students
On our platform, students are offered language e-courses in the following languages: English (levels B1-C1), German, Russian, French, Czech, Croatian. They are organized the blended way (partly in class, partly online) or fully online. In both cases, the certification takes place traditionally in the classroom.
Language e-courses are run in cooperation with the biggest language teaching providers at UW (SzJO – The Centre for Foreign Language Teaching and CKNJOiEE – The Centre for Foreign Language Teacher Training and European Education) and with the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies.
Placement Tests in 6 foreign languages
There are 6 foreign language placement tests offered on our e-learning platform, in: English, German, Russian, French, Italian and Spanish. Their results migrate to the USOS system. In 2015, a placement test in Polish as a foreign language was launched. The tests are run in cooperation with the Rector's Deputy for Bologna Process and Organization of Language Provision Office.
Interactive Mock Foreign Language Tests preparing students for the certification exam
On our platform, students have an opportunity to get acquainted with interactive mock foreign language tests in the following languages: English, German, Russian, French, Italian and Spanish. They allow students to find out about their probable certification exam result.
The interactive tests have been brought to life in cooperation with the UW Coordination Board for Language Proficiency Certification and the Centre for Foreign Language Teaching.
Remedial Foreign Language E-courses in 14 languages
The remedial language e-courses are offered to students who need to revise their knowledge because of their inefficiencies in obtaining positive exam results. These courses are run in cooperation with the Centre for Foreign Language Teaching, with the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies, the School of Eastern Languages under the auspices of the Rector's Deputy for Bologna Process and Organization of Language Provision.
Foundation Year Programme for foreign students’ preparing to study at UW
The project is aimed at foreigners who wish to start their studies at UW. The classes within the Foundation Year Programme cover both the language path and the social path (the city and the university). It is the initiative of the Centre for Foreign Language Teaching and the UW International Relations Office in cooperation with COME UW (the e-module concept, preparation of interactive teaching materials, design of graphical identification, training of e-teachers/e-tutors, technical support, helpdesk).
Freshmen Instructional E-courses
For the new UW students self-study e-trainings have been prepared: Occupational Safety and Care, Library Training, and Student’s Tutorial on the use of our e-learning platform.
The training courses have been prepared in cooperation with UW Occupational Safety and Care Inspectorate and the University of Warsaw Library.
Academic teachers are welcome to make use of our e-learning platform to conduct e-courses or back up their traditional classes with online materials. We help e-teachers to create file repositories, design teaching materials to be embedded on the e-learning platform, prepare interactive tasks, tests, recordings.
E-portfolio in the PEU/RPL admission for UW
The E-portfolio is a system supporting the process of recognition of prior learning within the admission procedure at UW (PEU/RPL) – it allows for the collection of data dealing with the educational process calling for reflection over one’s development (educational, professional, personal). The E-portfolio is being developed and introduced in cooperation with the Office for Quality of Education and Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Quality of Education.
More and more UW faculties incorporate the e-learning elements into their post-graduate studies offer. We provide our e-learning platform, offer trainings for teachers, help in didactic materials design for e-courses. The studies we have supported in these ways are e.g. “The School of Education”, “The Polish Language and Translation”, “Cognitive Skills Trainer”, “Executive Master of Business Administration”, “Post-graduate Philosophical Studies”, “Business Law and Business Development of China”.
Trainings for UW administrative staff
We help organize the central trainings for UW administrative staff by designing and providing the enrolment form and the space for communication between potential participants and the trainings coordinator. Our platform is also used for the online training course “Effective communication in English at workplace – A1 level”.