Berlin (dpa / bb) - IT specialists should lend a hand once again to the capital's central platform for online teaching, the Berlin learning space, in order to avoid future overloads.

In response to a written request from FDP MP Paul Fresdorf to the House of Representatives, the Senate Department for Education announced that the architecture of the learning platform will be fundamentally revised to ensure operation in the medium and long term.

"A concept is currently being drawn up to split the Berlin learning space into one instance per school and to manage this centrally," the answer said.

In the past few weeks there had been some considerable problems, for example when logging into the learning platform.

According to the education administration, there were delays on December 16 with registrations of up to 51,000 users.

Many parents complained, among other things, on Twitter that access to the learning room was not possible for hours.

In addition, on January 4th, immediately after the end of the Christmas holidays, there were problems due to heavy use and errors in the software, as the education administration admits.

The learning room has been stable since January 5th, and an average of 64,000 users work with it every day, according to the answer to the request from the FDP parliamentary group.


“The Berlin Senate admits that the“ architecture of the learning space must be fundamentally revised ”.

This shows that the programming of the Berlin learning area commissioned by the Senate could not withstand the onslaught of schoolchildren and learning staff from the start, ”criticized Fresdorf on Tuesday.

"This is a poor testimony for Education Senator Sandra Scheeres, as she had to reckon with high access rates to the digital learning platform."

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Written question from the FDP parliamentary group