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Dr. David Des Armier, Jr.

Dr. David Des Armier, Jr.

Adjunct Faculty

"Be prepared to deal with technology and keep an open mind about using new technologies to learn in the online environment."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Education, specialization in Adult and Postsecondary Education – University of Wyoming, 2016
  • M.Ed. In Education, specialization in Adult Learning, Training and Development – Regis University, 2009
  • B.A. in Religion – Vanguard University, 2002

Career Highlights:

  • Recent Publication: Des Armier, Jr., D., & Bolliger, D. (in press). An investigation of graduate students' attitudes toward the Internet and feelings of connectedness. Journal of Continuing Higher Education. doi:10.1080/07377363.2019.1664880
  • Certified Quality Matters (QM) peer course reviewer (higher education), QM, 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Instruction (12 credit grad program), UW, 2013

Links to share:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/desarmier

Google Scholar: https://tinyurl.com/y2ggy6fh

In which online degree program do you teach?

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Which classes do you teach online?

INDS 6050: Online Teaching for Educators; INDS 6051: Instructional Design for E-Learning; INDS 6055: Assessment of E-Learning

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What is the learning outcome or objective?

  • Define and explain the practice of instructional design for online learning
  • Find high-quality media and resources to supplement learning materials
  • Create active learning opportunities
  • Design ways to provide feedback explicitly aligned with learning objectives and construct actionable, growth-oriented feedback
  • Create faculty-generated and student-generated interactions, including student-content, student-student and student-instructor
  • Perform self-assessments
  • Compare the different purposes of assessment use to measure student growth and achievement
  • Differentiate between types of assessments and choose appropriate assessment types based on purpose of student feedback
  • Write authentic assessment questions
  • Craft authentic assessments to measure students’ knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Perform peer review
  • Conduct formal and informal evaluations on course development

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

Success in online learning requires a great deal of discipline and self-motivation. Do not assume an online course will be easier than a classroom-based course. Be prepared to deal with technology and keep an open mind about using new technologies to learn in the online environment.


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