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.
It will contribute to the development of services that:
- connect teachers with learners to address skills shortages and improve teaching and learning experiences
- improve professional development (for example, sharing of resources)
- enhance community links
- facilitate workplace training and assessment to improve workplace productivity.
The program will make $27.2 million available to source, develop and implement projects associated with NBN first release sites. Projects are expected to commence in 2012 and preference will be given to proposals which are supported by co-contributions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.dbcde.gov.au/nbnenabledtrial