Proposal Title

The Interactive Research Methods Lab: a Hands-on Innovative Space for the Teaching and Learning of Research Methods in Education

Location

Higher Education: Curriculum and Faculty - Preston 1

Proposal Track

Research Project

Session Format

Presentation

Abstract

In this work we present the Interactive Research Methods Lab (IRML), an innovative space recently created by faculty in the Bagwell College of Education (Kennesaw State University) with the aim of challenging the mainstream approach to the teaching and learning of research methods in education. Through the use of ad hocmultimedia resources and interactive augmented reality contents, the IRML allows undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and novice researchers to generate methodologically-sound research designs. The IRML provides a multimodal hands-on experience in line with principles of progressive education, and the Open Science movement. The lab offers a physical and a virtual space, providing students enrolled in face-to-face and online courses with personalized instruction and practical social experience in setting out research designs for their methods courses, capstone projects, research proposals and dissertations. In order to assess the impact of the IRML on the teaching and learning of research methods, as well as to identify ways to enhance it, an evaluative case study is being conducted.

Keywords

Interactive Research Methods Lab, Educational Research, Progressive Education, Learning by Doing, Augmented Reality, Open Science.

Professional Bio

Iván M. Jorrín Abellán is professor of educational research at Kennesaw State University (Ga) (USA).He worked for twelve years (2002-2014) for the Intelligent & Cooperative Systems/Education, Media, Informatics & Culture (GSIC/EMIC) Research Group at the University of Valladolid (Spain), where he obtained his PhD in Educational Technology. In 2009, after a Fulbright research stay at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he founded and later directed, the Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Education (CETIE-UVa), also at the University of Valladolid. In 2014 he started working at Kennesaw State University (Ga) where he has recently developed the Hopscotch Model.

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The Interactive Research Methods Lab: a Hands-on Innovative Space for the Teaching and Learning of Research Methods in Education

Higher Education: Curriculum and Faculty - Preston 1

In this work we present the Interactive Research Methods Lab (IRML), an innovative space recently created by faculty in the Bagwell College of Education (Kennesaw State University) with the aim of challenging the mainstream approach to the teaching and learning of research methods in education. Through the use of ad hocmultimedia resources and interactive augmented reality contents, the IRML allows undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and novice researchers to generate methodologically-sound research designs. The IRML provides a multimodal hands-on experience in line with principles of progressive education, and the Open Science movement. The lab offers a physical and a virtual space, providing students enrolled in face-to-face and online courses with personalized instruction and practical social experience in setting out research designs for their methods courses, capstone projects, research proposals and dissertations. In order to assess the impact of the IRML on the teaching and learning of research methods, as well as to identify ways to enhance it, an evaluative case study is being conducted.