▲ Geochang Daesung High School, where high school math online classes are in progress

In the aftermath of Corona 19, it was confirmed that the EBS online class, the 9th Learning Management System (LMS), the first day of starting remote classes from middle and high school 3, caused a connection failure due to a technical error.

According to the Ministry of Education, the EBS online class middle school site had some bottlenecks in the access system between 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM on the day.

For this reason, middle and high school teachers and students could not access the EBS online class for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or experienced a delay in connecting for several minutes.

Deputy Minister of Education Baek Beom-beom said, "We changed the internal configuration of the system and normalized the service at 10:15 am." After removing the problem device, the problem disappeared, and this situation will not occur anymore. "

Up to 12,832 people accessed 'e-learning site', an LMS provided by educational authorities on this day.

Up to 26,280 people have accessed the EBS online class.

"I think it's right for teachers to use the two or three platforms at the same time and put them in an autonomous area to be creative, while asking whether teachers can't trust the platform provided by the education authorities," said Park. "I am not forcing it to one side."

The Ministry of Education said it has completed device support for middle and high school students who did not have smart devices to take remote classes.

Ten offices of education, such as Seoul, Daegu, Daejeon, Ulsan, Sejong, Gyeonggi, Chungbuk, Jeonbuk, Jeonnam, and Jeju, rented smart devices to 15,712 middle and high school students.
Seven school districts including Busan, Incheon, Gwangju, Gangwon, Chungnam, Gyeongbuk, and Gyeongnam completed the rental of smart devices for a total of 2,548 students in the first and third grades of middle and high schools who applied for smart devices.

The Ministry of Education said that a total of 267,000 students applied for smart device rentals among elementary, middle, and high school students.

Education authorities have accumulated a total of 321,000 smart devices, so they are not in short supply.

The Ministry of Education said the day before the Central Disaster Safety Response Headquarters (Major Capital) designated a hagwon as a 'restricted business' like entertainment establishments and religious facilities, it would be subject to administrative orders, such as closing measures, if all schools in the country violate the quarantine guidelines. .

"We will build a 'triple quarantine network' so that the institute does not become a blind spot to prevent infectious diseases," Park emphasized.

The three-way quarantine network refers to three measures: the local government's order to restrict operations, the Ministry of Education's quarantine inspection, and the critical script's dangerous facilities inspection.

Deputy Minister Park said, “We will carry out joint inspections of related ministries that have been withheld due to corona19 to prevent illegal private education.” “We will focus on high-risk groups, such as English schools for infants (English kindergartens), boarding schools, and large schools.” .

The Ministry of Education and the 17 metropolitan and provincial offices of education added that they would organize a remote classroom situation room and on-site support team to monitor the school site situation and the operation of the education platform such as LMS.

(Photo = Yonhap News)