Identification of social innovations in e-learning education of students during the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Magdalena Borowska Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
  • Izabela Kołodziej Wroclaw University of Economics and Business



distance education, e-learning, social innovation, innovative e-learning tools, competencies, higher education, COVID-19 pandemic


The article is theoretical and analytical in nature and aims to identify the manifestations of social innovations in e-learning education at the Wroclaw University of Economics and Business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study focuses on the need for academics to use innovative (novel) distance learning tools. In addition, an attempt was made to assess the impact of selected tools on the development of new competencies among students. In order to achieve this goal, a proprietary online questionnaire was developed and free interviews were conducted with students. The survey was created in MS Forms application. A total of 151 students (second year) studying at the Faculty of Production Engineering of the Wroclaw University of Economics were surveyed. The survey period was in the summer semester 2020/2021. The study showed that the use of virtual tools contributed to the development of additional skills among students, such as teamwork and collaboration skills or creativity.


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How to Cite

Borowska, M., & Kołodziej, I. (2022). Identification of social innovations in e-learning education of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Central European Review of Economics & Finance, 38(3), 5–41.