MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Because of a surge in online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts across the country have reported computer failures affecting student learning. But so far, that is not the case for School District 51.
D51 officials say the district has not experienced any major system problems. Online schooling has students learning on a Google Chrome Book, and with that, the biggest problem has been students forgetting their usernames and passwords.
The curriculum is taught through Odysseyware as well as Florida Virtual, and virtual lessons are met via Google Meet, which is a video chat system. And so far, D51 says these softwares have been reliable.
Dan Burke, the director of technology, says, “the main reasons we use Google Meet is that it hasn’t had the problems with the bombing on the video side, and it’s worked pretty well for us. We’ve had some ups and downs every once in awhile, but very few times has Google been down.”
Still, if there are any tech issues, D51 has a help desk that quickly solve every problem.