Clinical Associate Professor
Learning Design and Technology
Curriculum and Instruction
Link to Curriculum Vitae
Professor Lowell's scholarship focuses on online distance education, with specific interests in social learning and program development and evaluation. Specific areas of research and practice include, social cognitive learning, situated learning and authentic tasks for online and blended learning, collaborative learning, community of inquiry, scaffolding, student and instructor self-efficacy, and assessment and evaluation..
Ph.D. in Education with dual concentration in Distance Education & Higher Education -Research and Institutional Planning, Regent University
M.Ed. in Educational Technology, University of Hawaii
Post-Bac in Teacher Education Certification Program, Secondary Social Studies, University of Hawaii
B.A. in History, Virginia Wesleyan College
Pina. T., Lowell, V. L. & Harris, B. (Eds.) (2017). What the e-Learning leader needs to know: Leading and managing e-Learning. Springer Publishing.
Lowell, V. L. & Exter, M. (2017). Leading a collaborative effort: Providing effective training and support for online adjunct instructors. International Journal of Designs for Learning.
Ashby, I., & Walker, V. L. (2015). Acculturation into a collaborative online learning environment. Association of Educational Communications and Technologies Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Walker, V. L. (2009). Traditional and 3D virtual learning activities: Evaluating cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning. Learning Technologies Conference, Mooloolaba Queensland, Australia.
Walker, V. L., & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2009). Educational opportunities for clinical counseling simulations in Second Life. Innovate, 5(5).
Awards and Honors
2017 Distinguished Alumni Award – Learning Design and Technology program - University of Hawaii
2017 Fellow, Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award - Purdue University
2016 Best Practices Award – Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) – Division of Distance Learning
2016 Excellence in Distance Learning Award - Purdue University
2015 Cross-Cultural Research Award - Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) - “Acculturation into a Collaborative Online Learning Environment.”
2015 McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Division of Culture and Technology - “Acculturation into a Collaborative Online Learning Environment.”
2015 Fellow, Wiley Teaching Fellows Award – Wiley
Assistant Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University - 2012-Present
LDT MSEd. – Online Program Convener – Purdue University – 2012-2017
Adjunct Professor, Regent University - 2011-2012
Director of Professional Licensure Programs, Regent University - 2011-2012
Director of Continuing Education & Instructional and Web Technologies, Regent University - 2009-2011
Instructional Designer/Web Developer, Regent University - 2005-2009
Curriculum Technology Support Coordinator, Regent University - 2003-2005
High School Teacher, Kamehameha Schools - 1999-2003
Middle School Teacher, Kamehameha Schools - 1998-2003
President, Association of Learning Design and Technology (AECT) – Division of Distance Learning (2017-2020)
Senator - Purdue University Senate (2014 - 2017).
Board of Directors - Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) - Division of Distance Learning (2013-2016)
Awards Manager - Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) - Division of Distance Learning (2013-2016)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Sloan-C/ Online Learning Consortium (OLC)