Ivan Jorrin Abellan
Welcome to my website! I'm Professor of Educational Research in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, at the Bagwell College of Education.
I am a passionate learner who loves teaching, research and innovation. I have expertise in qualitative research methods with extensive experience teaching and researching innovative uses of technology in Education. I´ve worked for twelve years (2001-2014) at the Intelligent & Cooperative Systems Research Group at the University of Valladolid (Spain), where I got my Ph.D in Educational Technology. Within this transdisciplinary team formed by engineers, computer scientist and educators, we developed a number of innovative technologies to support teachers in the complete lifecycle of collaborative learning environments. In 2009 after a two-year Fulbright scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I founded the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Education (CETIE) at the University of Valladolid. In 2014 I was hired by Kennesaw State University (Ga) where I have recently developed the Hopscotch Model; a theoretical model and a webtool based on Google technologies, to help novice researchers generate qualitative research designs.
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June 2018: Presentations at JUTE 2018
In June I presented the following works at JUTE 2018:
Jorrín-Abellán, I.M., Pourreau, L., Lokey-Vega, A., (2018) Cartografía de apoyos teóricos de sustento al campo del "K-12 Online Learning." XXVI Jornadas Universitarias de Tecnología Educativa (JUTE). Donostia, Spain, June.
Jorrín-Abellán, I.M., (2018) Rayuela 2.0: Una herramienta para promocionar la labor innovadora de maestros/as mediante la generación de diseños de investigación rigurosos. XXVI Jornadas Universitarias de Tecnología Educativa (JUTE). Donostia, Spain, June.
May 2018: Summary of publications 2003-2018
May 2018: Get to know the Bagwell College of Education Research Consortium
April 2018: New chapter published in the "Handbook of research on K-12 online and blended learning
I'm happy to announce that you can find below a link to the "Handbook of research on K-12 online and blended learning (2nd ed.)" in which I have published a chapter (chapter 5) in collaboration with Anissa Lokey-Vega and Leslie Pourreau.
Lokey-Vega, A., Jorrín-Abellán, I.M., Pourreau, L. (2018). Theoretical Perspectives in K-12 Online Learning. In K. Kennedy & R.E. Ferdig (Eds.), Handbook of research on K-12 online and blended learning (2nd ed., pp. 65-90). Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.
November 2017: Keynote at CIPSE 2017
In November, 2017 I delivered a keynote entitled "Construyendo Rayuela: Un modelo y herramienta web para el diseño de investigaciones cualitativas," within the "International Conference on Psychology, Health and Education (CIPSE 2017)."
The slides I used can be downloaded here.
August 2016: Hopscotch Building: A Model for the Generation of Qualitative Research Designs
In this article we describe the process followed in the creation of the “Hopscotch Model,” a tool to help novice researchers thoroughly design qualitative research studies while learning the philosophical underpinnings of this particular form of research. The model helps to incorporate the theoretical background behind any qualitative study, as well as the intrinsic complexity of the multiple technical procedures that could be followed within the many different traditions in the field. Hopscotch is supported by an easy to use web-tool that drives potential users through the design of qualitative studies. In this article we describe the phases followed to generate the conceptual model and the web-tool. We conceived the Hopscotch model as a “boundary object,” plastic-enough to adapt to local needs and constraints of the stakeholders using it, yet robust enough to maintain a common identity across different communities, frameworks and possible scenarios in which it could be employed. Therefore, the proposed model is not intended to be complete nor prescriptive, but a flexible tool that can evolve and be completed by anyone. Even though a formal evaluation of the model and web-tool has not been conducted, in this work we present usage data supporting the usefulness of our proposal.
Jorrín-Abellán, Iván M. (2016) "Hopscotch Building: A Model for the Generation of Qualitative Research Designs," Georgia Educational Researcher: Vol. 13: Iss. 1, Article 4. DOI: 10.20429/ger.2016.130104.