sluggish resumption of online courses, saturated or blocked teaching platforms



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Home schooling: distance learning platforms victims of a cyberattack, according to Jean-Michel Blanquer
France 3
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L. Nahon, J. Vitaline, C. Giraud, Q. Monaton, M. Huguet, S. Gravelaine

France 3

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Distance courses began on Tuesday April 6 for the students. Connection problems have been observed. The Ministry of National Education also mentions computer attacks from abroad.

The first day of school at home started badly for many students, this Tuesday, April 6. Distance learning platforms were inaccessible for many of them. On the Ile d’OlĂ©ron (Charente-Maritime), Juliette, a student in 5th grade, thus missed her morning lessons in video, while her brother Maxime, in 3rd, was unable to do his supervised homework in physics – chemistry. “I was a little scared, and I realized that everyone had the same problem as me, and that it was the software that had crashed“says the 15-year-old.

These computer bugs have affected many academies. A massive influx of connections made at the same time is involved. The first secondary education union, SNES-FSU, deplores a lack of anticipation from the Ministry of National Education. In addition to this overheating of the system, the minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer also mentioned a cyberattack. “You have had computer attacks apparently from abroad to prevent the servers from functioning“, he indicated. A track confirmed by Emmanuel Macron.


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