All posts by Katarina Chmolova

I have a drive for life; I have a passion for constant learning and teaching, I have hopes and dreams for the future. And besides that, I have a creative mind! PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY I completed my studies at Comenius University in Slovakia where I received Master and PaedDr Degree in Education. My focus was on an education of children and adults with additional behavioural needs and on supporting their involvement in the educational programs and processes. During my studies, I started to work as an Assistant Social Worker for European Refugee Fund. Our primary goal was to assist asylum seekers with access to education, medical and social services to significantly improve the quality of their lives. My career path continued when I started working as a Kindergarten Teacher at International Kindergarten and, afterward, at Cambridge International School. In 2011, I welcomed the opportunity to become an Educational and Branch Coordinator at Cambridge International School. I directly contributed to developing programs focused on innovations in education, implementing active learning methods and strategies into a traditional educational environment and providing initial and ongoing training for new employees. Currently, I'm working as a Learning Designer at OpenLearning in Sydney. PERSONAL DRIVE AND PASSION I firmly believe that everyone can reach their potential in learning and in achieving life goals. Each student, no matter the age, has capabilities and own unique strengths. I was always driven to succeed, to try and to risk, to improve and to create. And as my friends say, I'm also stubborn and willing to be part of fair play. I also want my students to take their opportunities, to follow their dreams and ambitions and to do what they believe. I support them in developing creative minds and independent thinking while being the great team players. I have many personal and professional dreams and hopes. But most importantly, I wish to be part of a society where people are influential individuals balanced by being exceptional team players. And of course, to be part of a process of creating this community.

How to Facilitate and Nurture Diversity in Your Learning Community

To help you begin nurturing more diverse learning communities, we’ve prepared 5 winning strategies and techniques you can apply to face-to-face, blended and/or purely online learning facilitation.

Why ‘Voice and Choice’ Matter To Your Learning Design & Teaching Practice

There are multiple ways of implementing the voice and choice concept into online learning design and facilitation. Here are our picks of 5 particular areas and example activities to inspire you!

Qualitative Vs. Quantitative Methods of Verification and Evaluation

. Once you design and create the course, one of your goals is to find out if the course objectives meet the course outcomes. In other words, if your students learnt what you expected them to learn.

Experiential Learning: Breaking Down the Learning Cycle

Let’s have a closer look at each phase of Kolb’s Learning Cycle!

Five Tips to Kick-Start Your Creative, Critical and Analytical Thinking Skills

Thinking is a wonderful journey where you explore, discover, imagine and create the world around you. It’s not a static but a highly dynamic cognitive process influenced by various factors and circumstances that change over the time.

How to Stay Focused with Course Learning Outcomes

Let’s say you have decided to create your first online course. You are super excited, highly motivated and have heaps of ideas! However, after a couple of days, you might become slightly overwhelmed and kind of ‘lost’.

Five Easy to Implement Strategies to Make Your Students ENJOY Learning

How can we apply principles of intrinsic motivation into online learning? How can you create the environment which will strongly support your students’ inner will to learn?