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Rob Wallon

Key Professional Appointments

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Translational Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Director, Academic Support, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Publications

Hutchcraft, M. L., Wallon, R. C., Fealy, S. M., Jones, D., & Galvez, R. (2023). Evaluation of the Road to Birth Software to Support Obstetric Problem-Based Learning Education with a Cohort of Pre-Clinical Medical Students. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 7(8), Article 84.  link >

Mehta, A., Brooke, N., Puskar, A., Woodson, M. C. C., Masi, B., Wallon, R. C., & Greeley, D. A. (2023). Implementation of Spaced Repetition by First-Year Medical Students: a Retrospective Comparison Based on Summative Exam Performance. Medical Science Educator, 33(5), 1089-1094.  link >

Yodh, J. G., Jaleel, A., & Wallon, R. C. (2023). Improving Student Experiences During USMLE Step 1 “Dedicated Preparation Period” via a Course Designed to Holistically Support Academic and Wellness Needs. Medical Science Educator, 33(3), 653-658.  link >

Galvez, R., Wallon, R. C., Shackelford, L., Amos, J. R., & Rowen, J. L. (2021). Use of Virtual Reality to Educate Undergraduate Medical Students on Cardiac Peripheral and Collateral Circulation. Medical Science Educator, 31(1), 19-22.  link >

Amos, J. R., Pluta, W. J., Roberts-Lieb, S., Rowen, J., Shurilla, L., Wallon, R. C., & Wright, H. (2020). Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Academic Medicine, 95(9), A142-A145.  link >

Mathayas, N., Brown, D. E., Wallon, R. C., & Lindgren, R. (2019). Representational gesturing as an epistemic tool for the development of mechanistic explanatory models. Science Education, 103(4), 1047-1079.  link >

Summers, R., Alameh, S., Brunner, J., Maddux, J. M., Wallon, R. C., & Abd-El-Khalick, F. (2019). Representations of nature of science in U.S. science standards: A historical account with contemporary implications. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 56(9), 1234-1268.  link >

Wallon, R. C., & Brown, D. E. (2019). Personification of Particles in Middle School Students’ Explanations of Gas Pressure. In D. W. Sunal, J. T. Shemwell, J. W. Harrell, & C. S. Sunal (Eds.), Physics Teaching and Learning: Challenging the Paradigm (pp. 135-151). (Research in Science Education). Information Age Publishing Inc..

Wallon, R. C., & Lindgren, R. (2018). Conceptual goals while using a simulation: Three different sources and learning outcomes. Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, 3(2018-June), 1697-1698.

Wallon, R. C., & Lindgren, R. (2018). Cueing gestures in a seasons simulation: Outcomes of an embodied learning approach to supporting explanations. Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, 3(2018-June), 1363-1364.

Wallon, R. C., Jasti, C., Lauren, H. Z. G., & Hug, B. (2018). Implementation of a Curriculum-Integrated Computer Game for Introducing Scientific Argumentation. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 27(3), 236-247.  link >

Wallon, R. C., Jasti, C., & Hug, B. (2017). A Card-Sorting Activity to Engage Students in the Academic Language of Biology. American Biology Teacher, 79(3), 233-237.  link >

Wallon, R. C., & Lindgren, R. (2017). Considerations for the Design of Gesture-Augmented Learning Environments. In M. J. Spector, B. B. Lockee, & M. D. Childress (Eds.), Learning, Design, and Technology: An International Compendium of Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (pp. 1-21). Springer.  link >

Wallon, R. C., & Lindgren, R. (2017). Cued gestures: Their role in collaborative discourse on seasons. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 813-814). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Wallon, R. C. (2017). Embodied learning with gesture augmented computer simulations in middle school science classrooms. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 989-990). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Jasti, C., Lauren, H., Wallon, R. C., & Hug, B. (2016). The Bio Bay Game: Three-dimensional learning of biomagnification. American Biology Teacher, 78(9), 748-754.  link >

Lauren, H., Lutz, C., Wallon, R. C., & Hug, B. (2016). Integrating the dimensions of NGSS within a collaborative board game about honey bees. American Biology Teacher, 78(9), 755-763.  link >

Lindgren, R., Wallon, R. C., Brown, D. E., Mathayas, N., & Kimball, N. (2016). "Show me" what you mean: Learning and design implications of eliciting gesture in student explanations. In C.-K. Looi, J. L. Polman, P. Reimann, & U. Cress (Eds.), 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1014-1017). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).  link >

Wallon, R., Brown, D. E., & Lindgren, R. (2016). Student Gestures During Shifts from Descriptions to Explanations of Gas Pressure.

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