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
Lowell V. L., & Morris. J. (2019). Leading changes to professional training in the multigenerational office: Generational attitudes and preferences toward learning and technology. Performance Improvement Quarterly. doi: 10.1002/piq.21290
Lowell V. L., & Morris. J. (2019). Multigenerational college classrooms: Equity end learning with technology. The International Journal of Information and Learning Technologies, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-06-2018-0068. Retrieve from https://www.emeraldinsight.com/eprint/YxJ3ikSqZAdix63q4KyT/full
Lowell V. L., & Alshammari, A. (2018). Experiential learning experiences in an online 3-D virtual environment for skill development: Interviewing and mental health diagnosis role-playing. Educational Technology Research and Development.
Lowell, V. L. & Ashby, I.V. (2018). Supporting the development of collaboration and feedback skills of instructional designers. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 30(1). 1- 21. DOI:10.1007/s12528-018-9170-8
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).
Associate Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University - 2018-Present
Assistant Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Purdue University - 2012-2018
Learning Design and Technology, 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)
Communication Officer, American Educational Research Association (AERA) – Instructional Technology SIG 52
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)
AWARDS AND HONORS
2019 Research Best Paper Award – American Educational Research Association – SIG 35: Online Teaching and Learning: “Enhancing Academic Self-Efficacy in Online Settings: A Systematic Review”
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)