Digital Economy Goal: by 2020, Australian schools, TAFEs, universities and higher education institutions will have the connectivity to develop and collaborate on innovative and flexible educational services and resources to extend online learning resources to the home and workplace; and the facilities to offer students and learners, who cannot access courses via traditional means, the opportunity for online virtual learning.
To assist us in realising this goal, the Australian Government is currently undertaking the following initiatives:
This four-year program will, from July 2011, invite proposals for innovative online and interactive education and skills services using the NBN. The program aims to demonstrate the benefits of high-speed broadband connectivity to be provided in and across the NBN first-release site areas, including improving online accessibility to individuals at home and in workplaces. Show me more
This NBN-enabled tele-education project in Armidale will commence in late 2011 and deliver state-of-the-art virtual interactive training rooms, laboratories and community learning capability. Show me more
Virtual English Tuition for Migrants
The Virtual English Tuition for Migrants trial will deliver high-quality online English language tuition, including virtual classes, to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants in the home, to take advantage of the high-speed broadband connectivity available through the National Broadband Network. Show me more
With students, parents and teachers around the country progressively looking online for educational resources, this $19.94 million project will deliver an NBN-enabled digital education portal. Show me more
This pilot will develop technology to allow people to remotely tour a museum using a mobile robot with high-quality cameras over high-speed broadband, such as the NBN. Show me more