Video golden for college

Okanagan College’s interactive video tour for prospective students won both gold and bronze medals at the Education Digital Marketing Awards

Competing against hundreds of submissions from colleges and universities across North America, Okanagan College’s interactive video tour for prospective students won both gold and bronze medals at the Education Digital Marketing Awards.

The recently launched video, What It’s Really Like, won gold in the Digital Video category and bronze in the miscellaneous interactive media category.

Hosted by third-year business student Drew Vincent, the virtual tour gives viewers an inside look at Okanagan College life.

It walks through a variety of the College’s features, including program offerings and accessing tuition and financial aid.

View the What it’s Really Like video tour at www.okanagan.bc.ca/videotour.

“The high energy video tour offers viewers the functionality to jump to different parts of the tour at any time,” said Inga Wheeler, manager of student information and transitions.

Okanagan College partnered with Kelowna-based Hustream Technologies to create the video.

“Okanagan College was one of our very first customers five years ago,” said Peter Matejcek, CEO of Creative at Hustream.

“Since then, we’ve worked together on several projects and the entire college staff has shown great vision in helping create interactive videos that are at the forefront of today’s Internet video technology.”