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 4: How To Make Feedback Effective

Day 4 of the Coffee Course on Feedback for Learning looks at the how - be selective, embrace technology options, and foster students' feedback literacy.

/ 24 September, 2018
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Coffee Course Day 3: Feedback Timing

They say timing is everything, and it can be particularly crucial for the feedback experience. The key is to provide feedback with enough time for students to use it effectively to improve and advance their study.

/ 18 September, 2018
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Coffee Course Day 2: The Role Of Emotions In The Feedback Experience

Giving and getting critical feedback can be an emotional experience. Here we look at ways to help both you and your students navigate the emotions and power dynamics of the feedback experience.

/ 29 August, 2018
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Cracking the HEA Code: How To Write Reflectively

The HEA Fellowship program is now well established at Macquarie. Are you currently writing your application or are thinking about it in the future? Here I share some tips and insights on how to tackle the tricky 'reflective' writing style...

/ 29 August, 2018
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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