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Andy Walker

Andy Walker

Department Head and Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
IconPhone: (435) 797-2614
IconEmail: andy.walker@usu.edu

Biography

Andrew is interested broadly in problem based pedagogies, such as problem and project based learning. Opportunities for learning where students get to engage with experiences like the ones they will have in their professional practice. He is a self-professed and self-taught geek and statistical nerd who likes to use more inclusive approaches to systematic review like baeysian network meta-analysis and approaches like multi-level modeling which allow for research in real rather than clinical settings. (Link to Vitae)

Education

PhD, Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2002

MS, Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2000

BA, English, Washington State University, 1995


Selected Publications

Refereed Journals

Jackson, D., Kaveh, H., Victoria, J., Walker, A. E., Bursztyn, N. (under review). Challenge-based approach to integrating an augmented reality sandbox into a high-enrollment introductory geoscience course engages students but still produces no learning gains. Journal of Geoscience Education.

Leary, H., Walker, A. E. (in press). Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis Methodologies: Rigorously Piecing Together Research. TechTrends.

Kim, N. J., Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E. (2018). Effectiveness of computer-based scaffolding among K-12 students engaged in problem-based learning in science: Bayesian meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review 30(2) p. 397-429.

Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., Kim, N. J. (2017). A Bayesian network meta-analysis to synthesize the influence of contexts of scaffolding use on cognitive outcomes in STEM education. Review of Educational Research 48(6) p. 1042-1081.

George, B., Shelton, B., Walker, A. E. (2017). Barriers to the adoption of online design education within North American collegiate landscape architecture programs. Landscape Review 17(1) p. 15-29

Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., Kim, N., Lefler, M. (2017). Synthesizing results from empirical research on computer-based scaffolding in STEM education: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 87(2), 309-344.

Bursztyn, N., Walker, A. E., Shelton, B. E., Pederson, J. L. (2017). Assessment of student learning using augmented reality Grand Canyon field trips for mobile smart-devices. Geosphere, 13(2), 260-268.

Bursztyn, N., Walker, A. E., Shelton, B. E., Pederson, J. L. (2017). Increasing undergraduate interest to learn geoscience with GPS-based augmented reality field trips on students’ own smartphones. GSA Today, 27(6), 4-10.

Lee, J. E., Recker, M. M., Choi, H., Hong, W. J., Kim, N. J., Lee, K., Lefler, M., Louviere, J., Walker, A. E. (2016). Applying Data Mining Methods to Understand User Interactions within Learning Management Systems: Approaches and Lessons Learned. Journal of Educational Technology Development & Exchange, 8(2), 99-116.

Burstyzn, N., Pederson, J. L., Shelton, B. E., Walker, A. E., Campbell, T. (2015). Utilizing Geo-referenced Mobile Game Technology for Universally Accessible Virtual Geology Field Trips. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 3(2), 93-100.

Ye, L., Recker, M. M., Walker, A. E., Leary, H., Min, Y. (2015). Expanding approaches for understanding impact: integrating technology, curriculum, and open educational resources in science education. Educational Technology Research and Development, 63(3), 355-380.

Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., Olsen, M. W., Leary, H. (2015). A Pilot Meta-Analysis of Computer-Based Scaffolding in STEM Education. Educational Technology & Society, 18(1), 183-197.

Kuo, Y., Belland, B., Schroder, K. & Walker, A. (2014). K-12 teachers’ perceptions of and their satisfaction with interaction type in blended learning environments. Distance Education, 35(3), 360-381.

Kuo, Y.-C., Walker, A. E., Schroder, K., Belland, B. R., Kuo, Y. T. (2014). A case study of integrating Interwise: Interaction, Internet self-efficacy, and satisfaction in synchronous online learning environments. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), 161-181.

Kuo, Y.-C., Walker, A. E., Schroeder, K. E., Belland, B. R. (2014). Interaction, Internet self-efficacy, and self-regulated learning as predictors of student satisfaction in online education courses. The Internet and Higher Education, 20, 35-50.

Leary, H., Walker, A., Shelton, B., & Fitt, M. H. (2013). Exploring the Relationships between Tutor Background, Tutor Training and Student Learning: A Problem Based Learning Meta-Analysis. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem Based Learning 7(1), 40-66.

Kuo, Y., Walker, A., Belland, B., Schroder, K. (2012). A predictive study of student satisfaction in online education programs. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(1) 16-39.

Walker, A., Recker, M., Ye, Lei, Robertshaw, B., Sellers, L, & Leary, H. (2012). Comparing technology-related teacher professional development designs: A multilevel study of teacher and student impacts. Educational Technology Research and Development 60(3) 421-444.

Ye, L., Walker, A., Recker. M., Robertshaw, M. B., Sellers, L., & Leary, H. (2012). Designing for problem-based learning: A comparative study of technology professional development. US-China Education Review B, 5, 510-520.

Walker, A., Recker, M., Robertshaw, B., Olsen, J., Leary, H., & Ye, L. (2011). Integrating technology and problem-based learning: A mixed methods study of two teacher professional development approaches. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning 5(2) 70-94.

Can, G. & Walker, A. (2011) A model for doctoral students’ perceptions and attitudes toward written feedback for academic writing. Research in Higher Education, 52(5), 508-536.

Gurell, S., Kuo, Y. Walker, A. (2010). The pedagogical enhancement of open education: An examination of problem-based learning. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11(3), 95-105.

Walker, A., & Leary, H. (2009). A Problem Based Learning Meta Analysis: Differences Across Problem Types, Implementation Types, Disciplines, and Assessment Levels. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem Based Learning, 3(1), 12-43.

Walker, A. & Shelton, B. (2008). Problem-based educational games: Connections, prescriptions, and assessment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 19(4), 663-684.


Books

Walker, A. E., Leary, H., Hmelo-Silver, C., Ertmer, P. A. (2015). Essential Readings in Problem-Based Learning: Exploring and Extending the Legacy of Howard S. Barrows. (pp. 1-320). Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.


Book Chapters

Leary, H., Walker, A. E., Lefler, M., Kuo, Y. (in print). Self-directed learning in problem-based learning: A literature review. In Mahnaz, M.,> Hung, W. & Dabbagh, N (Eds.)Handbook of problem-based learning. Wiley.

George, B., Walker, A. E. (2017). Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, volume 40, in Orey, M. & Branch, R. M. (Ed.), A. Social learning in a distributed environment: Lessons learned from online design education. (vol. 40). Springer.

Walker, A., Leary, H., & Lefler, M. (2015). A Meta-Analysis of Problem-Based Learning: Examination of Education Levels, Disciplines, Assessment Levels, Problem Types, Implementation Types, and Reasoning Strategies. In A. Walker, H. Leary, C. Hmelo-Silver, P. A. Ertmer (Eds.), Essential Readings in Problem-Based Learning: Exploring and Extending the Legacy of Howard S. Barrows (pp. 303-330). Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Leary, H., Walker, A., Shelton, B. E. & Fitt, M. H. (2015). Exploring the Relationships Between Tutor Background, Tutor Training, and Student Learning: A Problem-Based Learning Meta-Analysis. In A. Walker, H. Leary, C. Hmelo-Silver, P. A. Ertmer (Eds.), Essential Readings in Problem-Based Learning: Exploring and Extending the Legacy of Howard S. Barrows (pp. 331-354). Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Lee, V. R., Shelton, B. E., Walker, A. E., Caswell, T., & Jensen, M. (2012). ReTweeting History: Exploring the intersection of microblogging and problem-based learning for historical reenactments. In K. Seo, D. Pellegrino & C. Engelhard (Eds.), Designing Problem-Driven Instruction Using Online Social Media (pp. 23-40). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Recker, M. M., Walker, A. E., Leary, H., & Giersch, S. (2011). Developing and Using a Guide to Assess Learning Resource Quality in Educational Digital Libraries. Digital Libraries - Methods and Applications (pp. 181-196). New York, NY: InTech.

Robertshaw, M.B., Walker, A., Recker., M., & Sellers, L. (2010). Experiences in the field: The evolution of a teacher technology professional development model. In Myint Swe Khine & Issa M. Saleh (Eds.), New science of learning: Cognition, computers, and collaboration in education. New York: Springer.

Robertshaw, M. B., Leary, H., Walker, A., Bloxham, K., & Recker, M. (2009). Reciprocal mentoring "in the wild": A retrospective, comparative case study of ICT teacher professional development. In P. Gerbic & E. Stacey (Eds.), Effective Blended Learning Practices: Evidence-Based Perspectives in ICT- Facilitated Education. (pp. 280-297). Hershey, NY: Information Science Reference.


Refereed Proceedings

Leary, H., Giersch, S., Walker, A., & Recker, M. (2009). Developing a review rubric for learning resources in digital libraries. In proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, New York: ACM, June, 15-19, 2009, 421.


Scholarly Presentations

Kim, N. J., Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., Piland, J., "Computer-based scaffolding in STEM education across countries and U.S. states: Meta-analysis and cluster analysis", 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, USA. April 2017. Peer-reviewed/refereed

Piland, J., Kim, N. J., Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., "Effects of computer-based scaffolding in problem-centered approaches for engineering education: A meta-analysis", 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, USA. April 2017. Peer-reviewed/refereed

Walker, A. E., Belland, B. R., Kim, N. J., Piland, J., "Examining computer based scaffolding research quality through a risk of bias lens. Paper presented at the .", 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, USA. April 2017.

Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., Kim, N. J., Piland, J., "New directions for development of and research on computer-based scaffolding emanating from meta-analyses of scaffolding", 2016 Asia History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group (HPST) Conference. December 2016.

Andreassen, L., Kim, N. J., Lefler, M., Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., "Meta-analysis comparison of effectiveness of computer-based scaffolding in complex problem solving: Individual vs. group delivery", 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, USA. April 2016. Peer-reviewed/refereed

Walker, A. E., Belland, B. R., Kim, N. J., Lefler, M., Whitney, B., Andreassen, L., "Using Bayesian network meta-analysis to synthesize research on computer-based scaffolding in STEM education", 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, USA. April 2016. Peer-reviewed/refereed

Bursztyn, N., Walker, A. E., Shelton, B. E., Pederson, J. L., "Assessment of Student Learning in the Geosciences through Virtual Field Trip Games for Mobile Devices", Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Washington DC. April 2016. Contributed (refereed)

Bursztyn, N., Walker, A. E., Shelton, B. E., Pederson, J. L., "Stimulating Student Interest with Smartphones: Increasing Undergraduate Motivation to Learn Geoscience with Virtual Field Trips", Stimulating Student Interest with Smartphones: Increasing Undergraduate Motivation to Learn Geoscience with Virtual Field Trips, Washington DC. April 2016. Contributed (refereed)

Kim, N. J., Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., "Effectiveness of computer-based scaffolding in problem-centered instructional models for STEM education: Bayesian meta-analysis", Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Indianapolis, IN. November 2015. Peer-reviewed/refereed

Belland, B. R., Kim, N. J., Lefler, M. R., Walker, A. E., (2015, April). Synthesizing results from empirical research on computer-based scaffolding in STEM education: A meta-analysis, Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2015.

George, B., Shelton, B. E., Walker, A. E., (2015, April). Critical barriers to the adoption of on-line design education by university landscape architecture faculty. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2015.

Walker, A. E., Shelton, B. E., Clarke-Midura, J. E., Lefler, M. (2014, April). Predicting Student Inquiry Processes and Products: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Approach. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia. 2014.

Shelton, B. E., Walker, A. E., Clarke-Midura, J. E. (2014, April). Student Affects in Virtual Environments as Predictors and Outcomes: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Approach. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. 2014.

Ye, L., Walker, A. E., Recker, M. M., Leary, H., Devaul, H., Butcher, K. R., Sumner, T. (2013, April). Integrating Technology, Curriculum, and Online Resources: A Multilevel Model Study of Impacts on Science Teachers and Students. Poster at American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 27-May 1.

Shelton, B. E., Walker, A. E., Parlin, M. A., Scoresby, J., & Duncan, S. M. (2012, April). Addressing disparities of motivation and gender in middle-school literacy education within game design. Roundtable session at American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Walker, A. E., Recker, M. M., Ye, L., Sellers, L., Leary, H., & Robertshaw, B. (2012, April). Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study of Teacher and Student Impacts. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Belland, B. R., Walker, A. E., Olsen, M. W., & Leary, H. (2012, April). Impact of scaffolding characteristics and study quality on learner outcomes in STEM education: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Sellers, L., Lei, Y., Robertshaw, B., Recker, M. M., & Walker, A. E. (2011, November). Technology Integrated Professional Development: A Case Study of Junior High Science and Mathematics Teachers. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Leary, H., Recker, M. M., Walker, A. E., & Sumner, T. (2011, October). Automating Quality Assessments for Open Educational Resources. Paper presented at the Open Education Conference, Park City, UT.

Walker, A., Recker, M., Robertshaw, B., Olsen, J., Sellers, L., Leary, H., Kuo, Y. (2011). Integrating technology and problem-based learning: A mixed methods study of two teacher professional development approaches. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, April 8-12, 2011.

Kuo, Y., Walker, A. (2011). Interaction, internet self-efficacy, and self-regulated learning as predictors of student satisfaction in distance education courses. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, April 8-12, 2011.

Recker, M., , Leary, H., Walker, A., Diekema, A., Wetzler, P., Sumner, T., Martin, J. (2011). Modeling teacher ratings of online resources: A human-machine approach to quality. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, April 8-12, 2011.

Robertshaw, M.B., Olsen, J. Walker, A. (2010) Teacher professional development models: Inquiry into concurrent versus separate technology and pedagogical knowledge and use. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Walker, A., Robertshaw, B., & Recker, M. (2010). Problem-Based Design: A Technology-Oriented Teacher Professional Development. Paper presented at the presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Denver, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Walker, A., Recker, M., Leary, H., & Robertshaw, M. B. (2010) Incorporating Technology and Problem-Based Learning: Professional Development for K-12 Teachers. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Shelton, B. Jeon, J., & Walker, A. (2010). The impact of context when interpreting graphical elements across cultures. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Recker, M. & Walker, A. (2009, November). Digital Libraries go to School. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation DRK-12 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Recker, M. & Walker, A. (2009, November). Integrating NSDL Resources and Inquiry Learning: A Professional Development Model for Teachers. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation National STEM Digital Library Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Leary, H., Walker, A., Fitt, M., Shelton, B. (2009). Expert versus novice tutors: Impacts on student outcomes in problem-based learning. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY, October 27-31.

Kuo, Yu-Chun., Walker, A., Kuo, Yu-Tung. (2009). A conceptual framework for the application of interactive or immersive enviornments. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY, October 27-31.

Kuo, Yu-Chun., Walker, A., Kuo, Yu-Tung (2009). Students’ course interaction experiences in a distance course through the use of Wimba Pronto technology. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY, October 27-31.

Robertshaw, M. B., Walker, A., & Leary, H. (2009). Putting the School Librarian Back in the Digital Library. Presentation at the Library and Information Technology Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. October 1-4.

Leary, H., Walker, A., Fitt, M., Shelton, B. (2009). Expert versus novice tutors: Impacts on student outcomes in problem-based learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego. April 13-17, 2009.

Fitt, M., Walker, A., Leary, H., Bloxham, K., Barton, R., Gurell, S. (2009). Assessing the quality of doctoral dissertation literature reviews in instructional technology: A replication study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego. April 13-17, 2009.

Walker, A., & Leary, H. (2008). A Problem Based Learning Meta Analysis: Differences Across Problem Types, Implementation Types, Disciplines, and Assessment Levels. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.


Invited Presentations

Walker, A. (2010) A Problem-based learning bouillabaisse: One part meta-analysis, one part teacher professional development, and a dash of goo. Invited talk, Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.


Teaching

ITLS 7000: Pro-Seminar