The Australian Government has awarded $27 million to 12 projects as part of the NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program which uses high-speed broadband to offer better access to education and training opportunities students.
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett announced the successful pilot programs during an interactive online drama workshop with the Bell Shakespeare Company at the Sydney Opera House and students at Willunga High School in South Australia earlier this month.
The Opera House’s From Bennelong Point to the Nation project uses the National Broadband Network to deliver virtual classes in drama, dance and music to students living in remote and regional areas across Australia.
More than 150 applications were received from registered training organisations, TAFEs, schools, universities and not-for-profit organisations for the program.
For more information visit:
The Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy
Or The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relation http://ministers.deewr.gov.au/garrett/students-benefit-nbn-rolls-out