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Francoise Blin

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Biography

Professor Françoise Blin is the Head of the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. Until August 2017, she was the President of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) and the co-editor of ReCALL, published by Cambridge University Press. She has been teaching French and researching the use of technology in language teaching and learning for over 30 years.

Research Interests

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) 
  • Ecological CALL
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Language Learning
  • Activity Theory and sociocultural learning theories for e-learning
  • Digital Literacies for language teaching and learning
  • Immersive Multi Users Virtual Environments in Education

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Conclusion générale'
Blin, F. (2017) 'Conclusion générale' In: N. Guichon & M. Tellier (eds). Enseigner l’oral en ligne: Une approche multimodale. Paris: Didier. [Details]
2016 'The theory of affordances'
Blin, F. (2016) 'The theory of affordances' In: Learner Computer Interactions: New insights on CALL theories and applications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing. [Details]
2016 'Sustainable CALL development'
Blin F.;Jalkanen J.;Taalas P. (2016) 'Sustainable CALL development' In: The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Towards an 'ecological' CALL theory: Theoretical perspectives and their instantiation in CALL research and practice'
Blin F. (2016) 'Towards an 'ecological' CALL theory: Theoretical perspectives and their instantiation in CALL research and practice' In: The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Bologna and the 21st-Century Language Learner: Integrating Technology for Learner Autonomy'
Blin, F. (2012) 'Bologna and the 21st-Century Language Learner: Integrating Technology for Learner Autonomy' In: Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice. Nicosia, Cyprus: University of Nicosia Press. [Details]
2012 'Introducing Cultural Historical Activity Theory for Researching CMC in Foreign Language Education'
Blin, F. (2012) 'Introducing Cultural Historical Activity Theory for Researching CMC in Foreign Language Education' In: Researching Online Foreign Language Interaction and Exchange: Theories, Methods and Challenges. Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group. [Details]
2011 'WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning Introduction'
Levy, M;Blin, F;Siskin, CB;Takeuchi, O (2011) 'WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning Introduction' In: WORLDCALL: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2011 'Modeling language learners’ knowledge: What information can be inferred from learners’ free written texts?'
Thouësny S.;Blin F. (2011) 'Modeling language learners’ knowledge: What information can be inferred from learners’ free written texts?' In: WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Designing Cybertasks for Learner Autonomy: Towards an Activity Theoretical Pedagogical Model'
Blin, F (2010) 'Designing Cybertasks for Learner Autonomy: Towards an Activity Theoretical Pedagogical Model' In: Digital Genres, New Literacies and Autonomy in Language Learning. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
2006 'Training for trainers Challenges, outcomes, and principles of in-service training across the Irish education system'
Rickard, A;Blin, F;Appel, C (2006) 'Training for trainers Challenges, outcomes, and principles of in-service training across the Irish education system' In: TEACHER EDUCATION IN CALL. AMSTERDAM ME: JOHN BENJAMINS B V PUBL. [Details]
2001 'Mesurer l'autonomie des apprenants : de la théorie à la pratique'
Blin F (2001) 'Mesurer l'autonomie des apprenants : de la théorie à la pratique' In: Autoformation et autoévaluation : une pédagogie renouvelée?. L Vincent-Durroux, R Panckhurst. [Details]
1999 'CALL and the Development of Learner autonomy'
Blin F. (1999) 'CALL and the Development of Learner autonomy' In: In R. Debski and M. Levy (eds.), WorldCALL: Global Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Lisse: Swets and Zeitlinger. 0. [Details]
1997 'CALL and the learner-centred curriculum: What about the teacher?'
Blin F. (1997) 'CALL and the learner-centred curriculum: What about the teacher?' In: In J. Kohn, B. Ruschoff & D. Wolf (eds.), New Horizons in CALL, Proceedings of EUROCALL 96, Szombathely. 0. [Details]
1996 'Integrating CALL in the language curriculum: the SALL project'
Blin F (1996) 'Integrating CALL in the language curriculum: the SALL project' In: In B. Ruschoff and D. Wolff (eds.), Technology-enhanced language learning in theory and practice, Proceedings of EUROCALL 94, Szombathely. 0. [Details]
1996 'Integrating CALL in the negotiated learner-centred curriculum: a case study'
Blin F. (1996) 'Integrating CALL in the negotiated learner-centred curriculum: a case study' In: In A. Gimeno (ed.), Technology enhanced language learning: focus on integration, Proceedings of Eurocall 95, Valencia: Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 0. [Details]
1996 'Learning technologies and the learner-centred curriculum: the case of Physics with a language (French)'
Blin F. (1996) 'Learning technologies and the learner-centred curriculum: the case of Physics with a language (French)' In: In F. Royall and J. E. Conacher (eds.), Issues in Languages for Specific Purposes, Theoretical Approaches and Practical Applications, University of Limerick Press, Limerick. 0. [Details]
1992 'Parlez-vous Banque 2 : An approach to LSP Course Design and CALL'
Dixon M. & Blin F. (1992) 'Parlez-vous Banque 2 : An approach to LSP Course Design and CALL' In: In C. Davis and M. Deegan (eds.), Computers and Language, Papers from the Computers and Language II Conference(1991), Sheffield City Polytechnic, Oxford: Office for Humanities Communication Publications, Number 2. 0. [Details]
1992 'Parlez-vous Banque 2 : An approach to LSP Course Design and CALL'
Blin, F. (1992) 'Parlez-vous Banque 2 : An approach to LSP Course Design and CALL' In: Computers and Language, Papers from the Computers and Language II Conference(1991), Sheffield City Polytechnic. Oxford: Office for Humanities Communication Publications, Number 2. [Details]
1991 'Parlez-vous Banque'
Blin F. & Kennedy S. (1991) 'Parlez-vous Banque' In: In D. Little and B. O'Meadhra (eds.), Media Technologies and Language Learning, Dublin: IRAAL. 0. [Details]
1989 'The Use of Computers in the Teaching of Languages for Specific Purposes'
Blin F. (1989) 'The Use of Computers in the Teaching of Languages for Specific Purposes' In: In C. Lauren and M. Nordmann (eds.), From Office to School : Special Language and Internationalisation, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd. 0. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2015 WorldCALL: Sustainability and Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Gimeno, A., Levy, M., Blin, F. & Barr, D (Ed.). (2015) WorldCALL: Sustainability and Computer-Assisted Language Learning London: Bloomsbury Publishing. [Details]
2011 WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Levy, M., Blin, F., Bradin Siskin, C. & Takeuchi, O (Ed.). (2011) WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning Oxon: Routledge. [Details]
1998 CALL Courseware Development: a handbook
Blin, F., Chénik, N. & Thompson, J (Ed.). (1998) CALL Courseware Development: a handbook Hull: EUROCALL Directory of Courseware Development Projects. [Details]
1998 Selected Papers from EUROCALL’97 - Where Research and Practice Meet
Blin, F. & Thompson, J (Ed.). (1998) Selected Papers from EUROCALL’97 - Where Research and Practice Meet CUP: ReCALL (10) 1. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Designing for language learning: agency and languaging in hybrid environments'
Blin, F. & Jalkahen, J. (2014) 'Designing for language learning: agency and languaging in hybrid environments'. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies, Volume 8 :147-170 [Details]
2013 'Mondes virtuels et apprentissage des langues: vers un cadre théorique emergent'
Blin, F., Nocchi, S., & Fowley, C. (2013) 'Mondes virtuels et apprentissage des langues: vers un cadre théorique emergent'. Recherches et applications, 54 :94-107 [Details]
2011 'Computer Supported Collaborative Writing in Practice: An Activity Theoretical Study'
Blin, F. & Appel, C. (2011) 'Computer Supported Collaborative Writing in Practice: An Activity Theoretical Study'. CALICO JOURNAL, 28 :473-497 [Details]
2008 'Why hasn't technology disrupted academics' teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory'
Blin F.;Munro M. (2008) 'Why hasn't technology disrupted academics' teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory'. Computers and Education, 50 (2):475-490 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Le français sur objectif(s) spécifique(s) (fos) : enjeux et directions futures'
Blin, F. & Péchenart, J. (2007) 'Le français sur objectif(s) spécifique(s) (fos) : enjeux et directions futures'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS, 154 :111-125 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'CALL and the development of learner autonomy: towards an activity-theoretical perspective'
Blin F. (2004) 'CALL and the development of learner autonomy: towards an activity-theoretical perspective'. RECALL, Volume 16 Part 2 :377-395 [Details]
2000 'Projet TECHNE: vers un apprentissage collaboratif en classe virtuelle bilingue'
Blin F. & Donohoe R. (2000) 'Projet TECHNE: vers un apprentissage collaboratif en classe virtuelle bilingue'. ALSIC (APPRENTISSAGE DES LANGUES ET SYSTEMES D'INFORMAT, Vol. 3, Numéro 1 :19-47 [Details]
1998 ''Les enjeux d'une formation autonomisante de l'apprenant en environnement multimedia'. In T. Chanier & M. Pothier (eds.), Apprentissage des langues et environnements informatiques hypermedia, Etudes de Linguistique Appliquée'
Blin F (1998) ''Les enjeux d'une formation autonomisante de l'apprenant en environnement multimedia'. In T. Chanier & M. Pothier (eds.), Apprentissage des langues et environnements informatiques hypermedia, Etudes de Linguistique Appliquée'. Numéro 110, avril-juin :215-226 [Details]
1994 'THE USE OF PRETEST AND POSTTEST IN CALL - A CASE-STUDY'
BLIN F WILSON D (1994) 'THE USE OF PRETEST AND POSTTEST IN CALL - A CASE-STUDY'. COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, 23 :143-150 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 Innovation pédagogique, numérique et apprentissage des langues. Webinar,
Blin F. (2018) Littéracies numériques et apprentissage des langues : Vers de nouveaux environnements d’apprentissage?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Innovation pédagogique, numérique et apprentissage des langues. Webinar, Besançon, France , 14-NOV-18 - 15-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 Research seminar,
Blin F. (2018) Sustainable CALL: The case of virtual exchanges. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research seminar, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan , 08-OCT-18 - 08-OCT-18 [Details]
2018 Pan-Pacific TELL Conference 2018,
Blin F. (2018) Rethinking Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century: Towards a Digital Literacies Approach to Language Teaching and Learning. Invited keynote speaker. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Pan-Pacific TELL Conference 2018, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan , 04-OCT-18 - 06-OCT-18 [Details]
2018 European Language Label Awards Day,
Blin F. (2018) Spotting fake news in a foreign language & other digital literacy skills. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], European Language Label Awards Day, Dublin , 25-SEP-18 - 25-SEP-18 [Details]
2018 EUROCALL 2018 – Future-Proof CALL: Language Learning as Exploration and Encounters,
Blin, F., Vallantin, F. & Loftus, M. (2018) Towards sustainable and large scale virtual exchanges in a university-wide context. [Invited Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2018 – Future-Proof CALL: Language Learning as Exploration and Encounters, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland , 22-AUG-18 - 25-AUG-18 [Details]
2018 Journée CORLI, Traitements et standardisation des corpus multimodaux et web 2.0,
Blin F. (2018) Vers une approche écologique et éthique de la création et du partage d'un corpus d'interactions pédagogiques multimodales : l'exemple du projet ISMAEL. [Invited Oral Presentation], Journée CORLI, Traitements et standardisation des corpus multimodaux et web 2.0, Université Diderot, Paris, France , 25-MAY-18 - 25-MAY-18 [Details]
2017 Annual Conference of the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics,
Blin F. (2017) Digital literacies for language teaching and learning: from theory to practice. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Annual Conference of the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics, Turku, Finland , 10-NOV-17 - 10-NOV-17 [Details]
2017 CALICO Conference 2017 – Multilingualism and Digital Literacies,
Blin, F., Nocchi, S. & Gabaudan, O. (2017) Digital literacies for language learning and teaching: Towards a national framework. [Oral Presentation], CALICO Conference 2017 – Multilingualism and Digital Literacies, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA , 16-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17 [Details]
2016 Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL),
Blin F. (2016) Researching Second Language Acquisition and Learning in the digital age: still in search of new paradigms*?. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL), Trinity College, Dublin , 19-NOV-16 - 19-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 Annual Conference of the French Teachers Association,
Blin F. (2016) L’apprentissage de l’écriture et les nouvelles formes de littéracies numériques. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Annual Conference of the French Teachers Association, Dublin , 15-OCT-16 - 15-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 3rd English Scholars Beyond Borders (ESBB) Conference,
Blin F. (2016) Designs for teaching and designs for learning: an activity theoretical approach to CALL design. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 3rd English Scholars Beyond Borders (ESBB) Conference, Hung Kuang University, Taichung, Taiwan , 19-MAY-16 - 19-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 3rd English Scholars Beyond Borders (ESBB) Conference,
Blin F. (2016) Crossing borders to successfully integrate technology into the language curriculum. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 3rd English Scholars Beyond Borders (ESBB) Conference, Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan , 19-MAY-16 - 22-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Second International Conference on Telecollaboration in Higher Education,
Dey-Plissonneau, A. & Blin, F. (2016) Emerging Affordances in Telecollaborative Multimodal Interactions. [Oral Presentation], Second International Conference on Telecollaboration in Higher Education, Trinity College, Dublin , 21-APR-16 - 21-APR-17 [Details]
2015 Capacity building for English Education in a Digital Age,
Blin F. (2015) Ecological CALL: from theory to practice. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Capacity building for English Education in a Digital Age, Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia , 11-SEP-15 - 12-SEP-15 [Details]
2014 XVIth International CALL Research Conference, RESEARCH CHALLENGES IN CALL ,
Blin, F., Guichon, N., Thouësny, S., Wigham, C. (2014) Creating and sharing a language learning and teaching corpus of multimodal interactions: ethical challenges and methodological implications. [Conference Organising Committee Member], XVIth International CALL Research Conference, RESEARCH CHALLENGES IN CALL , University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium , 07-JUL-14 - 09-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 XVIth International CALL Research Conference: research challenges in CALL,
Blin, F., Guichon, N., Thouësny, S. & Wigham, C. (2014) Creating and sharing a language learning and teaching corpus of multimodal interactions: ethical challenges and methodological implications. [Oral Presentation], XVIth International CALL Research Conference: research challenges in CALL, University of Antwerp, Belgium , 07-JUL-14 - 09-JUL-14 [Details]
2013 Journée d’étude ICAR 2 : la recherche en Apprentissage des langues médiatisé par les technologies (ALMT),
Blin, F. (2013) Synthèse. [Invited Oral Presentation], Journée d’étude ICAR 2 : la recherche en Apprentissage des langues médiatisé par les technologies (ALMT), Lyon, France , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 WorldCALL 2013 Conference,
Blin, F., Caws, C., Hamel, M.J., Heift, T., Schulze, M., Smith, B. (2013) Data and elicitation methods in interaction-based research. [Oral Presentation], WorldCALL 2013 Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 10-JUL-13 - 13-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 EPAL 2013,
Blin, F. (2013) Formations hybrides, télécollaboration, réseaux sociaux. Invited closing keynote. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], EPAL 2013, Grenoble, France , 06-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 WorldCALL 2013 Conference,
Blin, F., Jalkanen, J., Taalas, P. & Nic Giolla Mhichil, M. (2013) Towards a sustainability framework for large collaborative CALL projects. [Poster Presentation ], WorldCALL 2013 Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 10-JUL-13 - 13-JUL-13 [Details]
2012 CCERBAL Conference Innovative Practices in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL),
Blin, F. (2012) Are CALL affordances being realised? Analysing learner-computer and learner-learner interactions to improve CALL design – an activity theoretical approach. [Invited Oral Presentation], CCERBAL Conference Innovative Practices in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), University of Ottawa, Canada , 26-APR-12 - 26-APR-12 [Details]
2012 Doctoral School Seminar,
Blin, F. (2012) Théorie historico-culturelle de l’activité et apprentissage expansif: applications et implications pour la recherche en apprentissage des langues médiatisé par les technologies. [], Doctoral School Seminar, Laboratoire ICAR, ENS Lyon/Lyon 2, France , 27-JAN-12 - 27-JAN-12 [Details]
2012 GLoCALL 2012 Conference,
Blin, F. (2012) Realising CALL affordances: an activity-theoretical approach. Invited oral presentation. [], GLoCALL 2012 Conference, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China , 18-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Séminaire doctoral TED (Technologies, Échanges, Dispositifs),
Blin, F. (2012) Démarche de recherche et évolution épistémologique. [Invited Oral Presentation], Séminaire doctoral TED (Technologies, Échanges, Dispositifs), Laboratoire LIDILEM, Université Stendhal – Grenoble 3, France , 24-FEB-12 - 24-FEB-12 [Details]
2012 Post-graduate seminar and lecture,
Blin, F. (2012) Conception et évaluation de dispositifs d’apprentissage des langues médiatisés par les technologies: Les apports de la théorie historico-culturelle de l’activité. [Invited Oral Presentation], Post-graduate seminar and lecture, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France , 26-JAN-12 - 26-JAN-12 [Details]
2012 Insights into applied linguistics: languaging, agency and ecologies,
Blin, F. & Jalkanen, J. (2012) Agency and languaging in digital environments: exploring design-based pedagogies for language learning. [Oral Presentation], Insights into applied linguistics: languaging, agency and ecologies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland , 04-JUN-12 - 07-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 Modern Languages Conference Web 2.0 and Language Learning: Definable Boundaries?,
Blin, F. (2012) Rethinking language learning and Web 2.0: from monologism to dialogism and trialogism. [Invited Oral Presentation], Modern Languages Conference Web 2.0 and Language Learning: Definable Boundaries?, University of Limerick, Ireland , 01-JUN-12 - 01-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 GLoCALL 2012 Conference,
Blin, F. (2012) Designing language learning tasks for emerging online environments: from theory to practice. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], GLoCALL 2012 Conference, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China , 18-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Waterloo Centre for German Studies - Research seminar,
Blin, F. (2012) Rethinking language learning and Web 2.0: From monologism to dialogism and trialogism. [Invited Oral Presentation], Waterloo Centre for German Studies - Research seminar, University of Waterloo, Canada , 02-MAY-12 - 02-MAY-12 [Details]
2011 EUROCALL 2011 Conference - The Call Triangle: student, teacher and institution,
Blin, F. & Gimeno, A. (2011) Programme Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EUROCALL 2011 Conference - The Call Triangle: student, teacher and institution, University of Nottingham, UK , 31-AUG-11 - 03-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 EUROCALL 2011 Conference - The Call Triangle: student, teacher and institution,
Blin, F., Nic Giollamhichil, M. & Ó Ciardubháin, C. (2011) Langblog: an exploration of affordances for online oral production and interaction. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2011 Conference - The Call Triangle: student, teacher and institution, University of Nottingham, UK , 31-AUG-11 - 03-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 CALICO 2011 Conference,
Blin, F. & Thorne, S.L (2011) Mediation, expansion and re-mediation in digitally mediated language learning environments. [Oral Presentation], CALICO 2011 Conference, University of Victoria, BC, Canada , 19-MAY-11 - 21-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 Doctoral School Seminar,
Blin, F. (2011) Les mondes virtuels et leurs potentialités pour la recherche et l’enseignement/apprentissage des langues. [Invited Oral Presentation], Doctoral School Seminar, Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France , 23-NOV-11 - 23-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning,
Blin, F. (2010) Designing e-learning tasks for language learning and learner autonomy: from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Immersive MultiUsers Virtual Environments (iMUVEs). [Oral Presentation], Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Ireland , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10 [Details]
2010 Post-Graduate Seminar,
Blin F. (2010) Designing cyberstasks for learner autonomy: from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Immersive MultiUsers Virtual Environments (iMUVEs). [Invited Oral Presentation], Post-Graduate Seminar, University of Limerick, Ireland , 10-MAR-10 - 10-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 CALICO 2010 Conference - Enhancing Language Learning: Research, Innovation, and Evaluation in CALL,
Blin F. & Appel C. (2010) Computer mediated collaborative writing in practice: an activity theoretical study. [Oral Presentation], CALICO 2010 Conference - Enhancing Language Learning: Research, Innovation, and Evaluation in CALL, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA , 08-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 FLiT Conference, Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice,
Blin, F. (2010) Bologna and the 21st Century Language Learner: Integrating Technology for Learner Autonomy. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], FLiT Conference, Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus , 03-DEC-10 - 05-DEC-10 [Details]
2010 EUROCALL 2010 Conference -,
Blin, F. & Gimeno, A. (2010) Programme Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EUROCALL 2010 Conference -, University of Bordeaux, France , 08-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 Research Seminar,
Blin F. (2010) Introducing Cultural Historical Activity Theory and Expansive Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (online) , 20-APR-10 - 20-APR-10 [Details]
2009 EUROCALL SIG EVENT: Researching Computer Mediated Communication in Foreign Language Education: Issues and Methods,
Blin, F. (2009) Researching CMC in foreign language education: emerging technologies, emerging methodologies. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], EUROCALL SIG EVENT: Researching Computer Mediated Communication in Foreign Language Education: Issues and Methods, University of León , 23-APR-09 - 25-APR-09 [Details]
2009 EUROCALL 2009 Conference: New trends in CALL – Working together,
Blin, F., Colpaert, J., Fischer, R., and Thompson, J. (2009) Workshop - Publishing your research in CALL journals. [Invited Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2009 Conference: New trends in CALL – Working together, Gandia Campus, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 EUROCALL 2009 Conference: New trends in CALL – Working together,
Wali, F. and Blin, F. (2009) Enhancing Arabic Students' L2 Writing through Computer-Mediated Peer-Reviewing: the Case of Bahraini Learners of English. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2009 Conference: New trends in CALL – Working together, Gandia Campus Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 CALICO 2009 Conference: Language Learning in the era of ubiquitous computing,
Blin, F. (2009) Learner autonomy revisited: towards the development of new competencies for autonomous online language learning. [Oral Presentation], CALICO 2009 Conference: Language Learning in the era of ubiquitous computing, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA , 10-MAR-09 - 14-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 EUROCALL 2009 Conference - New Trends in CALL: Working Together,
Blin, F. & Gimeno, A. (2009) Programme Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EUROCALL 2009 Conference - New Trends in CALL: Working Together, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Gandía Campus, Spain , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 NAIRTL Conference - Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy,
Blin F. & Wickham S. (2009) Developing research skills among undergraduate students: case studies from the Humanities and Sciences at Dublin City University. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL Conference - Research-Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy, Trinity College, Dublin , 11-NOV-09 - 12-NOV-09 [Details]
2008 WorldCALL 2008 Conference - CALL bridges the world,
Thouësny, S. & Blin, F. (2008) Modeling language learners’ knowledge state: What are language students’ free written productions telling us?. [Invited Oral Presentation], WorldCALL 2008 Conference - CALL bridges the world, Fukuoka, Japan , 05-AUG-08 - 08-AUG-08 [Details]
2008 The Integration of New Technologies in the language classroom,
Blin, F. (2008) Towards a theoretical framework for the implementation and integration of new technologies in the language classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Integration of New Technologies in the language classroom, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 28-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 EUROCALL 2008 Conference - CALL: New competencies and social spaces,
Blin, F. & Thouësny, S. (2008) The computer as a functional organ: the development of new competencies for successful language teaching and learning in Virtual Learning Environments. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2008 Conference - CALL: New competencies and social spaces, Kodolányi University College, Székesfehérvár, Hungary , 03-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 WorldCALL 2008 - CALL BRIDGES THE WORLD,
Blin, F. (2008) Programme Committee co-chair. [], WorldCALL 2008 - CALL BRIDGES THE WORLD, Fukuoka, Japan , 05-AUG-08 - 08-AUG-08 [Details]
2007 CAL'07 - Development, Disruption and Debate - D3,
Blin, F. & Munro, M. (2007) Why hasn't technology disrupted academics' teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory. [Oral Presentation], CAL'07 - Development, Disruption and Debate - D3, Trinity College, Dublin , 26-MAR-07 - 28-MAR-07 [Details]
2007 CALICO 2007, The Many (Inter)Faces of CALL,
Blin, F. & Thouësny, S. (2007) Project-based Language Learning In Virtual Learning Environments - What can learners’ errors tell us about their language development?. [Oral Presentation], CALICO 2007, The Many (Inter)Faces of CALL, Texas State University - San Marcos , 22-MAY-07 - 26-MAY-07 [Details]
2007 EUROCALL 2007 Conference, Mastering multimedia: teaching language through technology,
Blin, F (2007) Programme Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EUROCALL 2007 Conference, Mastering multimedia: teaching language through technology, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 IT Tallaght Language Teaching and Learning Workshop,
Blin, F. (2007) Moodle for language teaching and learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], IT Tallaght Language Teaching and Learning Workshop, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin , 16-JAN-07 - 16-JAN-07 [Details]
2007 The Independent Learning Association 2007 Conference - Exploring Theory, Enhancing Practice: Autonomy across the Disciplines,
Blin, F. (2007) Learner autonomy and CALL: an activity theoretical perspective. [Oral Presentation], The Independent Learning Association 2007 Conference - Exploring Theory, Enhancing Practice: Autonomy across the Disciplines, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan , 05-OCT-07 - 08-OCT-07 [Details]
2007 Contemporary issues in Applied Linguistics and Pedagogic Practice,
Blin, F. (2007) Language Learning and VLEs: Activity Theoretical Design Principles. [Invited Oral Presentation], Contemporary issues in Applied Linguistics and Pedagogic Practice, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 13-APR-07 - 13-APR-07 [Details]
2006 EUROCALL 2006 - Integrating CALL into Study Programmes,
Blin F. (2006) Conference Programme Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EUROCALL 2006 - Integrating CALL into Study Programmes, University of Granada, Granada, Spain , 04-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06 [Details]
2006 CALICO 2006 - Online learning: come ride the wave,
Blin F. (2006) WikiWikiWeb for language learning and learner autonomy: activity theoretical principles and implementation. [Oral Presentation], CALICO 2006 - Online learning: come ride the wave, University of Hawaii, Manoa. Hawaii, USA , 16-MAY-06 - 20-MAY-06 [Details]
2006 CALL Conference 2006,
Blin, Françoise (2006) Monitoring collective activity and individual actions in Virtual Learning Environments: the case of language learning activities supported by Moodle. [Oral Presentation], CALL Conference 2006, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium , 20-AUG-06 - 22-AUG-06 [Details]
2006 Language in Action,
Blin F. (2006) Activity theoretical perspectives on the development of learner autonomy in technology-rich language learning environments. [Oral Presentation], Language in Action, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland , 08-JUN-06 - 10-JUN-06 [Details]
2005 Applied French Association workshop,
Blin F. (2005) Utilisation d'une plateforme de téléformation en FLE. [Invited Oral Presentation], Applied French Association workshop, Dublin City University , 06-MAY-05 - 06-MAY-05 [Details]
2005 Moving Beyond the Classroom? New Learning Environments for Language Learning,
Blin F. (2005) Activity theoretical principles for the design and implementation of technology-rich language learning environments aiming to promote the development of learner autonomy and language use. [Oral Presentation], Moving Beyond the Classroom? New Learning Environments for Language Learning, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 10-JUN-05 - 11-JUN-05 [Details]
2005 EUROCALL 2005 Conference: CALL, WELL and TELL: fostering autonomy,
Blin F. (2005) Fostering learner autonomy through collaborative CALL: an activity theoretical study. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2005 Conference: CALL, WELL and TELL: fostering autonomy, Cracow, Poland , 24-AUG-05 - 27-AUG-05 [Details]
2004 Post-Graduate seminar,
Blin F (2004) Activity Theory based principles and criteria for the design of language learning environments. [Invited Oral Presentation], Post-Graduate seminar, UMIST , 20-FEB-04 - 20-FEB-04 [Details]
2004 11th International CALL Conference,
Blin F. (2004) CALL Research methodologies: From design research to research design. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 11th International CALL Conference, Antwerp, Belgium , 06-SEP-04 - 08-SEP-04 [Details]
2004 DCU e-media day,
Blin F. (2004) Designing for Moodle: from theory to practice. [Oral Presentation], DCU e-media day, Dublin City University , 18-FEB-04 - 18-FEB-04 [Details]
2003 WorldCALL 2003 Conference - CALL from the Margins,
Blin F. (2003) Towards an activity theoretical perspective on CALL and the development of learner autonomy. [Oral Presentation], WorldCALL 2003 Conference - CALL from the Margins, Banff, Canada , 07-MAY-03 - 10-MAY-03 [Details]
2003 Independent language learning: new research directions,
Blin F. (2003) Activity theory based principles for the design and evaluation of independent language learning environments. [Oral Presentation], Independent language learning: new research directions, Open University, UK , 04-DEC-03 - 05-DEC-03 [Details]
2003 IRCHSS funded International Workshop on Research in CALL,
Blin F. and Levy M. (2003) Workshop organisers and convenors. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IRCHSS funded International Workshop on Research in CALL, University of Limerick , 03-SEP-03 - 03-SEP-03 [Details]
2002 OILTE Colloquium,
Blin F. (2002) CALL and learner autonomy. [Invited Oral Presentation], OILTE Colloquium, University of Limerick , 13-SEP-02 - 13-SEP-02 [Details]
2002 EUROCALL 2002,
Blin F. and Levy M. (2002) Language Learning and Technology Research Workshop. [Invited Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2002, University of Jyväskylä, Finland , 14-AUG-02 - 17-AUG-02 [Details]
2002 Invited research seminar,
Blin F. (2002) Autonomisation de l'apprenant et utilisation des TICE. [Oral Presentation], Invited research seminar, Montpellier , 31-MAY-02 - 31-MAY-02 [Details]
2002 New directions in ICT for Language Learning,
Blin F. and Donohoe R. (2002) Computer Mediated Communication and LSP : the TECHNE Project. [Oral Presentation], New directions in ICT for Language Learning, University of Limerick , 25-JAN-02 - 25-JAN-02 [Details]
2001 EUROCALL 2001 Conference - E-learning: language learning and language technology,,
Blin F. (2001) Language Learning Strategies and CALL: an Activity Theory perspective. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2001 Conference - E-learning: language learning and language technology,, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands , 29-AUG-01 - 01-OCT-01 [Details]
2000 Guest lecture (Master in French course),
Blin F. (2000) Mesurer l'autonomie de l'apprenant. [Invited Oral Presentation], Guest lecture (Master in French course), University of Limerick , 14-NOV-00 - 14-NOV-00 [Details]
2000 Journée d'étude internationale: Une pédagogie renouvelée par l'autoformation et l'autoévaluation,
Blin F. (2000) Mesurer l'autonomie de l'apprenant: de la théorie à la pratique. [Invited Oral Presentation], Journée d'étude internationale: Une pédagogie renouvelée par l'autoformation et l'autoévaluation, Université Montpellier 3 , 11-MAY-00 - 11-MAY-00 [Details]
2000 EUROCALL 2000 Conference - Innovative Language Learning in the Millennium,,
Blin F. and Donohoe R. (2000) Designing and implementing on-line collaborative teaching and learning for LSP TECHNE 2. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 2000 Conference - Innovative Language Learning in the Millennium,, University of Abertay-Dundee , 31-AUG-00 - 01-OCT-00 [Details]
1999 XXVIIeme Congrès de l'UPLEGESS, «Langues, transversalité, interculturalité»,
Blin F. & Donohoe R. (1999) 'Projet TECHNE'. [Invited Oral Presentation], XXVIIeme Congrès de l'UPLEGESS, «Langues, transversalité, interculturalité», INT Evry, France , 26-MAY-99 - 28-MAY-99 [Details]
1999 EUROCALL 99 Conference - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in varied language learning environments,
Blin F. and Donohoe R. (1999) Projet TECHNE: vers un apprentissage collaboratif dans une classe virtuelle bilingue. [Oral Presentation], EUROCALL 99 Conference - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in varied language learning environments, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France , 15-OCT-99 - 18-OCT-99 [Details]
1999 International seminar,
Blin F. (1999) Learner autonomy and IT strategies. [Invited Oral Presentation], International seminar, Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow , 06-MAR-99 - 06-MAR-99 [Details]
1999 ENCoDe 99conference - International negotiation: communication across business cultures,
Donohoe R. and Blin F. (1999) The TECHNE Project: A Collaborative Computer Mediated LSP Project. [Oral Presentation], ENCoDe 99conference - International negotiation: communication across business cultures, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain , 01-JUL-99 - 03-JUL-99 [Details]
1998 Communication across cultures: the dynamics of cultural and intellectual exchange,
Blin F. (1998) Do Information and Communication Technologies promote Learner Autonomy? The case of language learning. [Oral Presentation], Communication across cultures: the dynamics of cultural and intellectual exchange, St Patrick's college, Drumcondra , 20-FEB-98 - 21-FEB-98 [Details]
1998 Languages for Specific Purposes and Academic Purposes - Integrating Theory and Practice,
Blin F. and Lechleiter H. (1998) Language for Science: The Scientific and Technical Museum. [Oral Presentation], Languages for Specific Purposes and Academic Purposes - Integrating Theory and Practice, UCD/ IRAAL conference, Dublin , 06-MAR-98 - 08-MAR-98 [Details]
1998 Guest Lecture,
Blin F. (1998) Languages for Students of Other Disciplines: Project and Group Work.,. [Invited Oral Presentation], Guest Lecture, Dublin Institute of Technology (Kevin Street) , 24-APR-98 - 24-APR-98 [Details]
1998 WorldCALL,
Blin F. (1998) 'Investigating the relationship between CALL and the development of learner autonomy: issues, research tools and preliminary results'. [Oral Presentation], WorldCALL, University of Melbourne, Australia , 13-JUL-98 - 17-AUG-98 [Details]
1998 ESF Training for Trainers/ DCU workshop for Physics Lecturers,
Blin F. (1998) ICT for Teaching and Learning: individual versus collaborative learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], ESF Training for Trainers/ DCU workshop for Physics Lecturers, Dublin City University , 16-DEC-98 - 16-DEC-98 [Details]
1998 IRAAL seminar on Linguistic Corpora and Language Learning, Dublin City University, 13 November 1998,
Blin F. (1998) 'Learner Corpora and qualitative research: can computers help?'. [Oral Presentation], IRAAL seminar on Linguistic Corpora and Language Learning, Dublin City University, 13 November 1998, Dublin City University , 13-NOV-98 - 13-NOV-98 [Details]
1997 CEDEFOP workshop/ study visit, Dublin City University/ Department of Education,
Blin F. (1997) Computer Assisted Language Learning: pedagogical issues. [Oral Presentation], CEDEFOP workshop/ study visit, Dublin City University/ Department of Education, Dublin City University , 10-NOV-97 - 12-NOV-97 [Details]
1997 Colloque: L'avenir des études françaises dans l'enseignement supérieur en Irlande, Limerick, University of Limerick and Ambassade de France, 5-6 December 1997,
Blin F. (1997) 'Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication et Autonomie',. [Oral Presentation], Colloque: L'avenir des études françaises dans l'enseignement supérieur en Irlande, Limerick, University of Limerick and Ambassade de France, 5-6 December 1997, Limerick, University of Limerick , 05-DEC-97 - 06-DEC-97 [Details]
1996 Eurocall 96,
Blin F. (1996) 'CALL and the Learner-Centred Curriculum: What about the teacher?'. [Oral Presentation], Eurocall 96, Szombathely, Hungary , 29-AUG-96 - 31-AUG-96 [Details]
1995 Eurocall 95,
Blin F. (1995) 'Integrating CALL in the negotiated learner-centred curriculum: a case study'. [Oral Presentation], Eurocall 95, Valencia, Spain , 07-SEP-95 - 09-SEP-95 [Details]
1994 Distance Learning and Information Technologies in Language Teaching,
Blin F. (1994) Integrating Learning Technologies in the Language Curriculum : the Semi-Autonomous Language Learner. [Oral Presentation], Distance Learning and Information Technologies in Language Teaching, Toledo, Spain , 25-APR-94 - 27-APR-94 [Details]
1994 Eurocall 94 - Technology-enhanced Language Learning in Theory and Practice,
Blin F. (1994) Integrating Call in the Language Curriculum : The SALL Project. [Oral Presentation], Eurocall 94 - Technology-enhanced Language Learning in Theory and Practice, Karlsruhe, Germany (Sept 1994) , 15-SEP-94 - 17-SEP-94 [Details]
1993 Eurocall 93 - Emancipation through Learning Technology,
Wilson D. & Blin F. (1993) Designing a computer-aided test. [Oral Presentation], Eurocall 93 - Emancipation through Learning Technology, University of Hull , 15-SEP-93 - 17-SEP-93 [Details]
1993 Eurocall 93 - Emancipation through Learning Technology,
Blin F. & Wilson D. (1993) The use of pre- and post-test in CALL. [Oral Presentation], Eurocall 93 - Emancipation through Learning Technology, University of Hull , 15-SEP-93 - 17-SEP-93 [Details]
1991 Computers and Language 2 - Towards 1992,
Blin F. (1991) Parlez-vous Banque 2 : An approach to LSP course design and CALL. [], Computers and Language 2 - Towards 1992, Sheffield City Polytechnic , 25-SEP-91 - 27-SEP-91 [Details]
1987 6th European Symposium on LSP,
Blin F. (1987) 'The Use of Computers in the Teaching of Language for Specific Purposes',. [Oral Presentation], 6th European Symposium on LSP, University of Vaasa, Finland , 03-AUG-87 - 07-AUG-87 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2011 Introduction: WorldCALL: International perspectives on computer-assisted language learning.
Levy M.;Blin F.;Siskin C.;Takeuchi O. (2011) Introduction: WorldCALL: International perspectives on computer-assisted language learning. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2005 CALL and the development of learner autonomy: an activity theoretical study.
Blin Françoise (2005) CALL and the development of learner autonomy: an activity theoretical study. The Open University: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2002 Fondation Louis Leprince Ringuet
2006 President's Research Award

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) President 2011 / 2017
RECALL Co-editor 2007 / Ongoing
CALL JOURNAL Member of editorial board 2007 / Ongoing
CALICO JOURNAL Member of Editorial Board 2010 / 2015
European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) Vice-President 2008 / 2011
ALSIC (APPRENTISSAGE DES LANGUES ET SYSTEMES D'INFORMATION Deputy Editor 2008 / 2013
ALSIC (APPRENTISSAGE DES LANGUES ET SYSTEMES D'INFORMAT Membre du Comité Scientifique et du Bureau (editorial board) d'ALSIC (Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication) - Responsable de la Rubrique Pratique et Recherche 2004 / 2008
European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) Vice-President 2005 / 2008

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 French for International Business 1 FR238French for International Business 1
2019 Language in use in a connected world LC305Language in use in a connected world
2019 French Language 4 (Intermediate) FR140French Language 4 (Intermediate)

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