Odette Gabaudan


Odette Gabaudan holds an MSc in Applied e-Learning and she is a Certified Examiner for CEFR aligned DELF exams levels A1, A2, B1, B2 (Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques).

She lectures in French and is currently Programme co-Chair for BA Business and Languages (years 3 and 4) and Lead tutor for French. As President of the Applied French Association, she has played an active role in the continuous professional development of teachers and lecturers of French as a foreign language in the Irish education sector.

Her research interest is in e-learning and in particular the integration of technology in language teaching. She has regular peer-reviewed publications and conference contributions on this topic. With the support of funding from the Institut Français and local seed-funding, she has co-produced an open education resource (OER) for French grammar (launched in 2016). In parallel, she was the DIT local implementation leader (2015-2017) for a National Forum funded OER, Digilanguages. The portal is aimed at enhancing digital literacies for language learning and teaching in Ireland and beyond. With the support of national funding, she also developed an open educational resource for business students of French in Ireland, Travailler en Irlande (2010).

She is a Teaching Fellow on the recently launched Co-Create Project aimed at developing a new curriculum framework for TU Dublin.


MSc in Applied e-Learning (DIT), MSc in Tourism Management (DIT), BSL French (Trinity College), BTS Tourisme (Montpellier, France). Long standing experience in teaching applied French.

2019: Teaching Fellow on Co-Create: a curriculum framework for TU Dublin

2015 - 2017: One of two DIT representatives in National Forum project for Enhancing Digital Literacies for Language Learning and Teaching

2015: Recipient of Institut Français funding for development of frenchgrammartour.com

2014: Recipient of DIT seed funding project for the creation of an online resource for French grammar. The resource is aimed primarily at TU4D students

2010: Recipient of NDLR funding for the development of an open educational resource for business students of French in Ireland,Travailler en Irlande

Broadly speaking, her research interest is in e-learning and in particular the integration of technology in her language teaching

Gabaudan, O. , Cazaux, N., Williams, H. (2018). Game-based Learning as a Tool for Foreign Language Teaching: the Impact of Game Narrative Design on Language Acquisition and Motivation in an Educational Environment. In EduLearn18 Proceedings.

Gabaudan, O. , Nocchi, S. (2018). Digital Literacies for Language Learning and Teaching: From a Conceptual Framework to the Design and Development of an Online Portal. In Daniela L., Innovations, Technologies and Research in Education, 17-24. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

Gabaudan, O. (2017) (co -author, Bellew, L.). An investigation into the development and progressive adaptation of graduate attributes in tourism programmes. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2017.1318104

Gabaudan, O. (2017). Students as Producers of Digital Audio-Visual Clips in Preparation for a Study Abroad Period. In D. Tafazoli, & M. Romero (Eds.), Multiculturalism & Technology-Enhanced Language Learning, 96-114. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Gabaudan, O. (2016) (co-author, Sue Norton).  "Quizmastery:  Students as Bloggers and Testers in Pursuit of Grammatical Competence", The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education," Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016. 

Gabaudan, O. (2016) "Too soon to fly the coop? Online journaling to support students’ learning during their Erasmus study visit"ReCall, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 123-146.

Gabaudan, O; Cazaux, N. (2016) Gamifying A French Grammar Corpus: The Transition From A Paper-based To A Digital Learning Environment, Conference proccedings of the 6th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning IGBL 2016. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 

Gabaudan, O., Simileanu, D. (2014). “Bringing to Life Institutional Graduate Attributes Within an International Business and Languages Undergraduate Programme”, in 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Sevilla, Spain. ICERI 2014 Proceedings.

Gabaudan, O. “Collaborative Digital Storytelling for Language Learning prior to an Erasmus Mobility” in 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain (pp365-372). INTED 2014 Proceedings

Gabaudan, O. "E-xperience Erasmus: Online Journaling as a Tool to Enhance Students’ Learning Experience of their Study Visit Abroad". In L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), 20 Years of EUROCALL: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future. Proceedings of the 2013 EUROCALL Conference, Évora, Portugal (pp. 1-5). Dublin/Voillans: © Research-publishing.net

Gabaudan, O. , Gonzalez, M.J. "Peer Assisted Learning for International Business and Language Students",Dublin Institute of Technology Teaching Fellowship Report 2009-2010

“From Pen and Paper to Digital Tools: Resources for Language Learning”, European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL18), November 1st -  2nd 2018. With Nathalie Cazaux.

"Information literacy for undergraduate students: integrating an OER into the foreign language curriculum", XIXth International CALL Research Conference, Bruges, July 4th - 6th, 2018. With Susanna Nocchi.

"Digital literacies for language learning and teaching: from a conceptual framework to the design and development of an online portal", ATEE Spring Conference 2017, Innovations, Technologies, and Research in Education, May 11th -12th, 2017. With Susanna Nocchi and Laura McLoughlin.

"Digilanguages.ie: a Collaborative Approach to Building Digital Capacity for Language Learners and Teachers", EdTech 2016, Reconstituting TEL - Rising to the Challenge, 17th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, May 26th and 27th, 2016. With Sinead Spain and Caitriona Ni Chasaide.

"Developing Graduate Attributes through Reflective Blogging and Digital Storytelling", Showcase of Learning and Teaching Innovations, Dublin Institute of Technology, 15 January 2014.

"Using Free Online Software Tools to Prepare and Support Students on their Year Abroad," conference paper at Annual Graduate Student Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland; 4 June 2013.

Gabaudan O. "Peer Assisted Learning Pilot Project in BA International Business & Languages in DIT", 4th Annual Peer Assisted Learning Symposium, 2010, GMIT.

2009: Teaching Fellowship for Peer Assisted Learning Initiative (with Maria-José Gonzalez)

President of the Applied French Association, Odette has played an active role in the promotion and activities of applied French in third-level institutions in Ireland

Member of the International Advisory Board for the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, iceri2014.org

Within Dublin Institute of Technology:

Co-Programme Chair for BA (Hons) International Business and Languages from 2008 to 2019

Erasmus Academic Coordinator (France) from 2010 to 2018

Acting Head of Department in 2008 and 2011-2013