All posts by Olga Kozar

I'm a 'long-term' Mq girl. I did my PhD here and taught different courses, ranging from undergrad to PhD students. I then joined the Learning Innovation Hub, which I love. I'm passionate about good learning and teaching. Give me a shout if I can assist you in any way.

Peer nominations are now open

Take 2 minutes to help your colleagues get recognised!

/ 21 June, 2019
2017 Academic Staff Award winner with VIPs

The Learning and Teaching Awards has a new look!

Renovated Learning and Teaching Awards! Now easier to nominate, apply and win with new categories and easier application steps.

/ 5 June, 2019
5 coloured dice

Want to reduce plagiarism among your students? Get them to play this game!

Educators can use gamification to keep students motivated when delivering potentially dry content: check out Amanda's academic integrity boardgame!

/ 28 March, 2019
coach and sports team

9 tips for remembering student names

Remembering names is hard, especially when it comes to large groups. However, knowing your students' names can make a huge difference to creating a warm and inclusive environment, and helping your students feel like they belong.

/ 26 February, 2019
Macquarie's HEA Fellows Feb 2019

Senior HEA Fellow, Dr Olga Kozar, shares her HEA application story

Olga (in the middle of the photo in the red top) gives an insider's view on what it's like applying for HEA Fellowship here at Macquarie.

/ 6 February, 2019
Tools

Ready or not – the future is knocking on the door…

The world has changed a lot in the last few decades and is likely to change even more. As Education is meant to help students thrive in this ‘new world’ – do we make enough time to pause and think...

/ 12 December, 2018
Olga at the staff circus workshop

Defensive pessimism and self-handicapping: Helping students

Olga shares some lessons from the Staff Wellbeing Week circus skills workshop that can help educators deal with defensive pessimism in students.

/ 8 November, 2018
global classroom workshop

Top Takeaways from the Global Classroom Workshop

Top tips from a workshop that got ‘sold out’ just 2 days after being advertised: understanding how to engage and communicate with international students.

/ 31 October, 2018
plants growing

Top 5 Tips To Make Feedback Effective

To conclude the 5-part Coffee Course on Feedback, we draw out the Top 5 tips to help make feedback most effective.

/ 15 October, 2018