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Francoise Blin

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T: Ext. 5193
E: Francoise.Blin@dcu.ie
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Biography

Françoise Blin is Associate Professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. She is 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
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Language Learning
  • Activity Theory and sociocultural learning theories for e-learning
  • Immersive Multi Users Virtual Environments in Education

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Horlescu , Alina Oana PhD Supervisor
Nocchi , Susanna PhD Supervisor
Dey-Plissonneau , Aparajita PhD-track Supervisor
Wali , Fatima PhD Supervisor

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]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
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 '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: .), Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Oxon: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Sustainability in language learning and technology'
Blin, F., Taalas, P., Jalkanen, J. (2016) 'Sustainability in language learning and technology' In: Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Oxon: Routledge. [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]

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]

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 Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 French Advanced Oral Skills FR475French Advanced Oral Skills
2016 French Advanced Writing Skills FR485French Advanced Writing Skills
2016 French for Academic Purposes: Business 3 FR238French for Academic Purposes: Business 3
2016 Language in use in a connected world LC305Language in use in a connected world
2016 French Language 4 (Intermediate) FR140French Language 4 (Intermediate)