Teleeducation NB: Developing a provincial learning industry
The NB provincial advanced training technology sector gains enormously from the TeleCampus initiative. Opportunities for profit are increased as on-line training projects that are exportable outside the province are supported. Moreover, the public sector guarantees a local market for the courseware that is developed, while also working with local companies to promote exports. This minimizes the risks involved with content creation, while maximizing the profit potential. Financing for projects is made available through a special fund on a cost-sharing basis. The inter-provincial and international partnerships negotiated by the TeleCampus with other public and private sector educational and training organizations will help to expand access to a larger distributed market. This will lead to new markets for New Brunswick organizations as programs become accepted internationally.