Drew Michael Hemler
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Open Education Resources (OERs), anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew Michael Hemler Jun 8, 2017. 2 Replies

Hello, all!I'm wondering if anyone knows of some substantial open education resources for, say, human sciences?I'm currently putting together a collection of OERs in prepartion for rebuilding a…Continue

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Camtasia - Video Capturing and Editing Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew Michael Hemler Apr 22, 2017. 4 Replies

Hello!I was wondering if anyone knows if SUNY instructors have access to editing programs for free, such as Camtasia (…Continue


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Drew is a registered dietitian in Buffalo, NY. He is an online instructor for SUNY Buffalo State, teaching nutrition and dietetics courses as part of the Dietetics Didactic Program within the School of Natural and Social Science - Health, Nutrition and Dietetics department. Drew is an instructional designer who uses Backwards Design, the Intentional Method, and the Integrated Approach to promote and faciliate Fink's Significant Learning Experiences (2013). Drew has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, and an MS (Dec 2017) in Adult Education, which focuses on instructional design, program planning, and social and philosophical perspectives and methodologies in adult education. Drew runs a small private practice, providing nutritional services to individuals, families, and small food product companies.
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fully online
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Experienced Online Practitioner

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Online Discussions for Student Learning

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

Trying to provide learning opportunities for your online students?

Discussion activities are one of many great ways to promote critical thinking among online students in an asynchronous format, but only if the discussion topic and talking points are planned accordingly. Consider these tips to help students learn by engaging with you and each other:

1. Provide open-ended questions that incorporate one or several human dimension components. Allow students to…


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At 9:43am on February 13, 2017, Alexandra M. Pickett said…

Hi Drew! Welcome to the COTE Community!

Please be sure to set your email preferences and check the new member guide, community guidelines and FAQs. Thanks for adding your profile photo! It is great to "see" you here. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the site.

I will look forward to learning from you as you share what you know here

: ) Please introduce yourself in the Welcome - who are you? forum so we can get to know you a little better. I would love it if you would share more about your interests and experiences. Maybe also a little about what you are looking for in this community, or anything else you want us to know.

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PS. Since you already teach online, you could sign up as an official Open SUNY Fellow   "Experienced Online Practitioner" : )



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