Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT is a physician, health educator, professor, online instructor, lecturer, author, and longtime online student. Dr. Dyer received her medical and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis. Since having her two daughters, her focus has shifted from clinical practice to education, wellness, and health promotion.
Dr. Dyer has been teaching the Nutrition Course that she developed at Columbia College since January 2005 as an enhanced course using online resources. She has been teaching an online version of the Nutrition course in Blackboard since Fall 2008. Dr. Dyer also teaches an online graduate course in Grieving Family Systems for Madonna University. She has been teaching the graduate bereavement course since January 2007.
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- Reviewing and Evaluating Online Food Tracking / Diet Analysis Programs to Integrate into a Nutrition Course
To enhance student learning online instructors watch for emerging and evolving technologies that can be incorporated into their online courses. Before adopting a program into a course the instructor needs to consider several factors. Some of these include the educational benefits of the program, the ease of use for students, the accessibility for students and the cost of the program. With the cost of attending college rising, finding ways to provide freely available programs is a plus for students.