ETHOS at the British Library

ETHOS is the electronic theses online service at the British Library. My thesis is finally available online.

Glocall (28-30 Nov) Da Nang (Vietnam)

CALL and blended learning: Are the students really autonomous?

Keywords: CALL, teacher intervention, scaffolding

In a context of precariousness of Modern Foreign Languages and promotion of CALL at national level, often referred to as “technology-enhanced learning”, the targeted institution, a “new” university in the United Kingdom, offers an Institution-Wide Language Programme where modules are presented as a blended learning package of face-to-face sessions coupled with the use of the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment.
At a time when universities consider students’ feedback and the quality of their learning with care, the presenter sought students’ views on their experience of Blackboard as part of their classes in elementary French.
96 students agreed to participate in this research, conducted with a Vygostkian perspective and through a mixed-method approach involving questionnaires and follow-up interviews.
In this paper, I will provide key findings of the study, which include the difficulties faced by participants in their application of digital skills for formal learning and their preference to be guided by lecturers. Recommendations will be made to enhance students’ engagement with CALL for blended learning.


slides
questionnaire
interview questions
references

Eurocall 2013 (11-14 Sept) Evora (Portugal)

Hello,

here is the abstract for my poster presentation at Eurocall Evora.


Language learning in Virtual Environments: What do the students think?


Keywords: student experience, learner autonomy, CALL


In a context of precariousness of Modern Foreign Languages and promotion of e-learning at national level, often referred to as “technology-enhanced learning”, the targeted institution, a “new” university in the United Kingdom, offers an Institution-Wide Language Programme where language classes are presented as a blended learning package of face-to-face sessions coupled with the use of Blackboard. 

At a time when the students’ feedback and the quality of their learning experience are considered with care by institutions of Higher Education, beginners and post-beginners of French at this institution took part in a study focusing on their experience of CALL for blended learning. 
This study was conducted with a reflective practice perspective and involved a mixed- method approach based on the completion of 96 questionnaires and six follow-up interviews.
This poster presents key issues reported by students and includes recommendations for improved pedagogical practice and enhanced student engagement.

student self-completion questionnaire
list of references