1.300 Schools to Use Zoom for Secure and Reliable Online, Hybrid, and Simulcast Courses
Zoom and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school district in North America, today announced plans to enter a formal agreement for Zoom to provide a safe, secure solution for students to continue learning, teachers to continue teaching, and employees to engage in webinars and other online collaborations.
The agreement will provide unlimited access to virtual classrooms for nearly 30,000 educators and more than 600,000 students in Los Angeles Unified schools. The platform enables a teacher to gauge the responses and reactions from as many as 49 students at a time, a function not currently available from any competing platform. “The goal of setting up the capability to provide online instruction for half-million students is to help them learn,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said.
“There is no substitute for learning in a school setting, but the investment in the digital future of all students will help make sure there’s opportunity to match the talent we know is in every classroom, whether at school or at home.” “We know that it has been a challenging time for educators to continue the learning process in an online environment,” said Mitch Tarica, Head of North America Sales for Zoom.
“We’re proud to be able to provide educators and staff the secure and frictionless tools necessary to keep students engaged.”