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Collaboration leads to better online experience

Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) student Lisa Sanderson says collaborating with fellow Swinburne Online students and eLearning Advisors (eLAs) has helped her gain a better understanding of her course.

“I use the group discussion boards to complete weekly activities and check out other people’s responses to gain insight if I don’t understand a concept.

“The most useful aspect of the group discussions is learning through others. The fact that the eLAs and the rest of the group has access to all postings maximises the chance of understanding.

The 23 year-old returned to study after working in the events industry to focus more on her passion for sport.

“I established a strong passion for events management as it intertwines my keen organisational ability with my creativity. In my short career, I have been lucky enough to work on some incredibly rewarding events.

“I decided to focus my passion on a narrower segment of the industry. I am incredibly active in dancing and would consider myself a big fan of sports, so sports management was the logical progression,” Lisa says.

Lisa attributes involvement in the weekly discussions and flexibly to her success with studying online.

“The round the clock online interaction fits into my already social media infused life,” Lisa says.

“I also really enjoy doing the course online as the flexibility doesn’t interrupt my life and the structure allows me to go at my own pace and remain completely in control of my studies.”

Lisa’s online experience tips:

“Check the group discussion board regularly and get involved with weekly discussions. It is important to understand content by observing its application in other student’s practical situations.”

“The learning material contains all the weekly content so I used it as the first point of access every week to see what is expected as well as the main source of material needed to learn.”

“Observe the assessment section to ensure no due dates are missed, planning can begin and criteria for assessments are met and kept to a high standard.”