Dr. David Des Armier, Jr.
"Be prepared to deal with technology and keep an open mind about using new technologies to learn in the online environment."
- 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
- 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
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In which online degree program do you teach?
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.