Online Program Convener Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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.
Professor Lowell and graduate student Iryna Ashby won two awards at the 2015 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) convention.
The Cross-Cultural Research Award for Best Research Paper is awarded to a paper designed to address cross-cultural or cross-national issues that has implications in the field of educational technology.
The McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award is awarded to the best paper discussing a theoretical construct or research that could guide further research or development in culture, learning and technology.
Ph.D. in Distance Education; Higher Education - Research and Institutional Planning, Regent University, 2009
M.Ed. in Educational Technology, University of Hawaii, 2004
Post-Bac in Teacher Education Certification Program, Secondary Social Studies, University of Hawaii, 1998
B.A. in History, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1994
Professional Certificates & Certifications
Online Instructional Design Certificate, Regent University, 2012
Blackboard Course Management System 9.1, Regent University, 2011
Doctoral Teaching, Regent University, 2006
Blackboard Course Management System, Regent University, 2006
Certified Internet Web Professional: Master CIW Designer, 2005
Certified Internet Web Professional: E-Commerce Designer - August 2005
Certified Internet Web Professional: Professional - March 2005
Certified Internet Web Professional: Associate - November 2004
Teaching Certification - Secondary Education, University of Hawaii, 1998
Walker, V. L. (2010, Winter/Spring). Virtual Leadership. Thoughts on the Matter. Christian Leader. Regent University. Retrieved from http://www.regent.edu/publications/cl/pdfs/christianleader_springwinter_...
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).
Walker, V. L. (2009). 3D virtual learning in counselor education: Using Second Life in counselor skill development. Journal of Virtual World Research, 2(1).https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/423/463
Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., & Walker, V. L. (2009). Web 2.0: Facilitating interactivity and collaborative relationships in an online human service counseling skills course. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 27(3), 175-193.
Walker, V., Rehfuss, M., & Parks-Savage, A. (2008). Using e-portfolios in a counseling distance learning program. Journal of Technology in Counseling, 5(1).
Walker, V. (2007, June 18). Developing a distance learning ePortfolio system. The eLearning Guild, Learning Solutions e-Magazine, 1-10.
Bruce, S. & Walker, V. (2006, Fall). NAGAP 2006 Promotional Excellence Award Recipient: Winning Strategies for Effective Web Design. Perspectives Newsmagazine, 18(4). 12-14.
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Design and Technology Program
Adjunct Professor, Regent University
Director of Professional Licensure Programs, Regent University
Director of Continuing Education & Instructional and Web Technologies, Regent University
Instructional Designer/Web Developer, Regent University
Curriculum Technology Support Coordinator, Regent University
High School Teacher, Kamehameha Schools
Middle School Teacher, Kamehameha Schools