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Online students win university-wide video competition

Online students win top prizes in Swinburne University of Technology video competition.

Swinburne Online student Jackson Jones placed first in a recent University video competition for orientation.  The Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) student created an animated short focussed on the online Student Portal.

Student Video Competition

The short featured a cartoon dog explaining the ins and outs of the Portal, which Jackson appropriately dubbed “The Pawtal” for newly commencing Swinburne Online students.

I think, more than anything, it is an honour that my video was chosen as one that could assist new Swinburne students to get started, Jackson said.

Beginning a new course of study can be a daunting experience, with lots of different things to get across, so I’m glad my video is able to help.

Online Bachelor of Education (Primary) student Kirsty Troy was also recognised for her directorial debut.

The 20 year-old Queensland local placed third for her short that helped students navigate orientation while demonstrating the benefits of studying online – complete with picturesque beach side views.

I am happy that I won a prize with my video submission and am glad that I participated as it was a fun learning experience.

I am thoroughly enjoying studying online as I find I get the best of both worlds a flexible schedule and the ability to study anywhere and anytime, plus interaction with and support from my fellow classmates and tutors, Kirsty said.

Visit Swinburne University of Technology for full details on the competition and winners.