Application Process for Online Campus Award

Are you an active contributor to Connect or Blackboard discussions? Do you help motivate and support fellow online students or act as leader in your online classroom? If so, you may be eligible for this award. Students must complete at least 30-40 hours as either a Student Mentor in Connect or a Student Leader in Blackboard to meet the criteria. 

What is a Swinburne Online Student Mentor?

An example of being a mentor to fellow online students would be creating a study aid or resource for other students; creating and running a help group for targeted units or discipline areas; or, responding to student queries on the student portal.

What is a Swinburne Online Student Leader?

An example of demonstrating your online leadership skills would be modelling social constructivism on the discussion boards; instigating student-led movements or championing student causes; or, leading student initiatives.

Conditions of Application Process

  • You must have active student status at the time of registration and during completion of the role
  • Your application must be made prior to Week 7 of your final Teaching Period with SOL. This is to ensure there is enough time for processing of the application
  • You must complete 30-40 hours as either a Student Mentor in Connect or a Student Leader in Blackboard
  • To help keep a record of your time please download the Online Campus Award Timesheet.
  • To be eligible for the award you must submit a 200-300 word reflection on how you have developed at least one of the skills categories. This reflection needs to use the STAR technique. The STAR technique is an effective way to present your reflection and many employers and recruiters use this technique for questions on application forms or in interviews.