The NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services (NBN-EESS) Program is a new Australian Government initiative aimed at supporting the development and trialling of online education and skills services that take advantage of the high speed broadband connections being made available through the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The four-year, $27.2 million program seeks to develop and trial services that have the potential to provide more interactive and effective learning opportunities for all Australians, no matter where they live. It will leverage the potential of ubiquitous access, made possible by the NBN, together with the efficiencies achieved using online and interactive education, to reach students and trainees in new and innovative ways. This includes delivering the program in regional and remote locations.
The Program will focus on proposals that conduct NBN enabled projects within, connecting to, or preferably between NBN early release sites.
The program has the following elements:
- Project development – supporting the development of innovative ideas that have the potential to realise significant service benefits from the NBN.
- Deployment trials – supporting the implementation of sustainable, scalable and robust trials that demonstrate new or improved models of service delivery made possible by the NBN.
The program is part of a broader package of Digital Productivity initiatives announced as part of the National Digital Economy Strategy.
For more information visit: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Department/Pages/nbneducationandskills.aspx