Tasmania's Department of Education wants help from the IT industry to "broaden its thinking" on what it could use the national broadband network for.
The Department issued a tender request for written submissions of "potential opportunities" and the technology or services needed to achieve them.
It also said it was interested in collaborative trials with industry, but wanted to know what sort of financial or resource contribution it would be required to make.
The Department's own thoughts on applications appeared to revolve around videoconferencing and on-demand learning.
They included better access to learning resources for students in remote areas and remote access to interstate or overseas skills "to supplement the teachers located at their local school."
Expressions of interest close on December 4.