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.

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Coffee Course Day 1: Why Is Feedback So Tricky To Get Right?

Olga and Geraldine, as guest writers for The ANU 'Coffee Courses' Professional Learning Program, have written a 5-day course on Feedback for Learning. Day 1 goes through common misconceptions about Feedback and how to rethink them.

/ 23 August, 2018
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3 Ideas For Better Exams: Beyond Cramming And Forgetting…

Here are some considerations to help you develop more pedagogically-sound practice for exams; steering away from exam design that simply focuses on ‘recalling’ information, towards one that provides students with an opportunity to analyse, synthesise, create and apply their knowledge...

/ 20 June, 2018

Considerations For Transferring Face-To-Face Activities Online

How to do you modify tried and tested face-to-face activities for the online environment? Dr. Kim Wilson shares her experience.

/ 6 June, 2018
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Feedback Literacies In A Minute: What and How

Receiving critical feedback hurts. How can we turn the feedback experience from a negative to a positive one?

/ 24 May, 2018
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Most Online Students Are NOT Satisfied – And 3 Practical Ideas on How to Improve This

Delivering units to external students online shouldn't mean just taking face-to-face content or activities and putting them online. Here are 3 ideas to improve the online experience for external students.

/ 17 May, 2018
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5 Practical Ideas To Prevent Ghostwriting

In response to Rebecca's great article on Contract Cheating and this week's Academic Integrity workshops, I reflect on why students are drawn to ghostwriting and, most importantly, what we can do about it.

/ 2 May, 2018
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What Is The Best Way To Allocate Groups?

Is random allocation or allowing students to pick their own groups best? Or do you use a different method? It's important to understand, and make clear to students, what you are actually trying to achieve with groupwork.

/ 19 April, 2018
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A New Way To Hand-le Reflection 😃

Consider using the ‘body parts’ exercise for reflection – allowing students to see an experience from a different perspective.

/ 4 April, 2018
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‘Groupwork’ Benefits WITHOUT Doing ‘Groupwork’

Take a look at these 6 collaborative activities that hone cooperation and communication skills without actually formalising it as 'groupwork'.

/ 20 March, 2018