Elaine Riordan

Lecturer BA MA PHD

 
researcher

Biography

Elaine Riordan is a lecturer in TESOL in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Here she is involved in English language teacher education and linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), and the Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Research Group. She has been involved in many EU funded projects, the Backbone Project, which developed multi-modal corpora and accompanying materials for language learning across a range of European languages and varieties. More recently she worked on the JOYN 2.0 and Euroversity projects (EU Lifelong Learning in conjunction with the University of Hull, UK), both of which examine social networking and language learning.

                      

Elaine Riordan is a lecturer in TESOL in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Here she is involved in English language teacher education and linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), and the Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Research Group. She has been involved in many EU funded projects, the Backbone Project, which developed multi-modal corpora and accompanying materials for language learning across a range of European languages and varieties. More recently she worked on the JOYN 2.0 and Euroversity projects (EU Lifelong Learning in conjunction with the University of Hull, UK), both of which examine social networking and language learning.

                      

Research Interests

Elaine's research interests include English language teaching and teacher education, the discourse of communities of practice, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, new technologies and language teaching/learning and computer-mediated communication.                       

Books

  Year Publication
2018 TESOL Student Teacher Discourse. A Corpus-Based Analysis of Online and Face-to-Face Interactions.
Riordan, Elaine (2018) TESOL Student Teacher Discourse. A Corpus-Based Analysis of Online and Face-to-Face Interactions. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Prospective and practising teachers look backwards at the theory-practice divide through blogs and eportfolios'
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2017) 'Prospective and practising teachers look backwards at the theory-practice divide through blogs and eportfolios' In: TESOL Voices: Insider Accounts of Classroom Life - Preservice Teacher Education. Virginia: TESOL Press. [Details]
2016 'Corpus Types and Uses'
B. Murphy and E. Riordan (2016) 'Corpus Types and Uses' In: The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. London: Routledge. [Details]
2015 'Thinking about your materials'
Riordan, E. (2015) 'Thinking about your materials' In: Practice in TESOL by F. Farr. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
2015 'Turn initiators in professional encounters: Teacher education discourse in an Irish university setting'
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) 'Turn initiators in professional encounters: Teacher education discourse in an Irish university setting' In: Pragmatic Markers in Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Facilitating identity construction through narratives: A corpus-based discourse analysis of student teacher discourse'
Riordan, E. and Farr, F (2015) 'Facilitating identity construction through narratives: A corpus-based discourse analysis of student teacher discourse' In: Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research. London; New York: Routledge. [Details]
2012 'Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in Language Teacher Education’'
Riordan, E. (2012) 'Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in Language Teacher Education’' In: Language, Learning and Teaching: Irish Research Perspectives. Berlin: Peter Lang. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Assessing the integration and quality of online tools in language teacher education: The case of blogs, chat and discussion forums'
Riordan, E. (2011) 'Assessing the integration and quality of online tools in language teacher education: The case of blogs, chat and discussion forums' In: Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts. UK: Cambridge Scholars. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2011
Hourigan, T., Murray, L. and Riordan, E (Ed.). (2011) Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Comparing the representation of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the Irish and UK press: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis'
O'Regan, Veronica; Riordan, Elaine (2018) 'Comparing the representation of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the Irish and UK press: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis'. Journal Of Language And Politics, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Tracing the reflective practices of student teachers in online modes'
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) 'Tracing the reflective practices of student teachers in online modes'. ReCALL journal, 27 (1):104-123 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Students’ engagement in reflective tasks: An investigation of interactive and non-interactive discourse corpora'
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2012) 'Students’ engagement in reflective tasks: An investigation of interactive and non-interactive discourse corpora'. Classroom Discourse, 3 (2):129-146 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education'
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2012) 'Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education'. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, 8 (8):91-103 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'A corpus-based analysis of online synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication within language teacher education'
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2010) 'A corpus-based analysis of online synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication within language teacher education'. Classroom Discourse, 1 (2):181-198 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2012 PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning
Riordan, E. and James, P. (2012) The JOYN 2.0 project – Social networking and language learning: Some preliminary insights PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning Italy, , 15-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F., Farrell, A. and Riordan, E. (2018) A Corpus-Based Analysis of Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education Contexts. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Malta [Details]
2015 EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through online communication tools: Reflective practice and digital literacy. [Chaired Session], EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig), University College Cork , 08-JUN-15 - 09-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through online communication tools: Reflective practice and digital literacy. [Chaired Session], EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig), University College Cork , 08-JUN-15 - 09-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 EdTech 2015,
Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2015) The role of electronic portfolios and blogs in the enhancement of reflective practice and digital literacy for language teachers. [Chaired Session], EdTech 2015, University of Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Benini, S., Le Baron-Earle, F., Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2015) Social Media in Personal and Professional Domains: Perceptions from Third Level Language Learner. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Padova, Italy , 26-AUG-15 - 29-AUG-15 [Details]
2016 Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee,
Riordan, E. (2016) Teaching Grammar. [Invited Lecture], Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee, Castel Education, Tralee [Details]
2015 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through online communication tools: Reflective practice and digital literacy. [Chaired Session], CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day, University of Limerick , 10-JUN-15 - 10-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 EdTech 2015,
Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2015) The role of electronic portfolios and blogs in the enhancement of reflective practice and digital literacy for language teachers. [Chaired Session], EdTech 2015, University of Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2016 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
O'Regan, V. and Riordan, E. (2016) The Representation of Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers in UK and Irish Newspapers: A Corpus-Based Critical Discourse Analysis. [Oral Presentation], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Bath Spa University [Details]
2014 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2014) Continuous professional development through reflective practice for experienced TESOL professionals: The place of off and on-line activities. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Groningen , 20-AUG-14 - 23-AUG-14 [Details]
2015 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Benini, S., Le Baron-Earle, F., Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2015) Social Media in Personal and Professional Domains: Perceptions from Third Level Language Learner. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Padova, Italy , 26-AUG-15 - 29-AUG-15 [Details]
2014 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Riordan, E. (2014) Politeness in TESOL student teacher discourse: A corpus-based analysis of online and face-to-face modes. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Newcastle University , 19-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
2015 EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through online communication tools: Reflective practice and digital literacy. [Chaired Session], EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig), University College Cork , 08-JUN-15 - 09-JUN-15 [Details]
2014 New Horizons for Reflective Practice,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2014) Heads and tails in professional encounters: Teacher education talk as a window on reflective practices. [Chaired Session], New Horizons for Reflective Practice, Aston University, Birmingham , 14-MAY-14 - 14-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education,
Murray, L., Riordan, E. et al (2014) Developing and implementing collaborative evaluation approaches with MOOCs and SLA. [Chaired Session], Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, Preston , 24-APR-14 - 24-APR-14 [Details]
2015 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through online communication tools: Reflective practice and digital literacy. [Chaired Session], CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day, University of Limerick , 10-JUN-15 - 10-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 EdTech 2015,
Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2015) The role of electronic portfolios and blogs in the enhancement of reflective practice and digital literacy for language teachers. [Chaired Session], EdTech 2015, University of Limerick , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2014 Conversations in the Consortium,
Riordan, E. and Vaughan, E. (2014) Negotiating different linguistic spaces for learning: The pedagogical implications of investigating online modes. [Oral Presentation], Conversations in the Consortium, University of Limerick , 25-MAR-14 - 25-MAR-14 [Details]
2014 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2014) Continuous professional development through reflective practice for experienced TESOL professionals: The place of off and on-line activities. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Groningen , 20-AUG-14 - 23-AUG-14 [Details]
2013 Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee,
Riordan, E. (2013) Pronunciation and language teaching. [Invited Lecture], Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee, Castel Education, Tralee , 06-DEC-13 - 06-DEC-13 [Details]
2013 CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series,
Riordan, E. (2013) Online communication for language teaching: The affordances of chat and discussion forums. [Invited Lecture], CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series, University of Limerick , 22-OCT-13 - 22-OCT-13 [Details]
2015 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Benini, S., Le Baron-Earle, F., Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2015) Social Media in Personal and Professional Domains: Perceptions from Third Level Language Learner. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Padova, Italy , 26-AUG-15 - 29-AUG-15 [Details]
2014 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Riordan, E. (2014) Politeness in TESOL student teacher discourse: A corpus-based analysis of online and face-to-face modes. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Newcastle University , 19-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2013) Reflective blogs in LTE: Facilitating identity construction through narratives. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), Évora, Portugal , 11-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13 [Details]
2015 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2015) Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through online communication tools: Reflective practice and digital literacy. [Chaired Session], CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day, University of Limerick , 10-JUN-15 - 10-JUN-15 [Details]
2013 BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics),
F. Farr and Riordan, E. (2013) Identity construction through narratives in LTE: An investigation of reflective blogs. [Chaired Session], BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Edinburgh , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13 [Details]
2013 Reflective Practice Seminar,
F. Farr and Riordan, E. (2013) Student teacher narratives: An insight into reflective practice. [Chaired Session], Reflective Practice Seminar, University of Limerick , 14-JUN-13 - 14-JUN-13 [Details]
2014 New Horizons for Reflective Practice,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2014) Heads and tails in professional encounters: Teacher education talk as a window on reflective practices. [Chaired Session], New Horizons for Reflective Practice, Aston University, Birmingham , 14-MAY-14 - 14-MAY-14 [Details]
2012 IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0,
Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2012) Tools and tenets for language acquisition in the Digital Age. [Keynote Address], IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0, Dublin , 24-NOV-12 - 24-NOV-12 [Details]
2014 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2014) Continuous professional development through reflective practice for experienced TESOL professionals: The place of off and on-line activities. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Groningen , 20-AUG-14 - 23-AUG-14 [Details]
2012 PIXEL ICT for Language Learning,
Riordan, E. (2012) The JOYN 2.0 project – Social networking and language learning: Some preliminary insights. [Chaired Session], PIXEL ICT for Language Learning, Florence , 15-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12 [Details]
2014 Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education,
Murray, L., Riordan, E. et al (2014) Developing and implementing collaborative evaluation approaches with MOOCs and SLA. [Chaired Session], Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, Preston , 24-APR-14 - 24-APR-14 [Details]
2012 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Vaughan, E. and Riordan, E. (2012) Identity formation within communities of novice and practising teachers. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
2014 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Riordan, E. (2014) Politeness in TESOL student teacher discourse: A corpus-based analysis of online and face-to-face modes. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Newcastle University , 19-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
2012 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2012) Heads and tails in the Teacher Education Talk (TET) corpus: Speaker relationship and mode of interaction. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
2014 Conversations in the Consortium,
Riordan, E. and Vaughan, E. (2014) Negotiating different linguistic spaces for learning: The pedagogical implications of investigating online modes. [Oral Presentation], Conversations in the Consortium, University of Limerick , 25-MAR-14 - 25-MAR-14 [Details]
2012 MA TESOL Seminar, UL,
Riordan, E. (2012) A corpus-based analysis of CMC. [Invited Lecture], MA TESOL Seminar, UL, University of Limerick , 13-APR-12 - 13-APR-12 [Details]
2014 New Horizons for Reflective Practice,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2014) Heads and tails in professional encounters: Teacher education talk as a window on reflective practices. [Chaired Session], New Horizons for Reflective Practice, Aston University, Birmingham , 14-MAY-14 - 14-MAY-14 [Details]
2012 MA TESOL Seminar, UL,
Riordan, E. (2012) Communities of Practice in language teacher education. [Invited Lecture], MA TESOL Seminar, UL, University of Limerick , 10-APR-12 - 10-APR-12 [Details]
2013 Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee,
Riordan, E. (2013) Pronunciation and language teaching. [Invited Lecture], Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee, Castel Education, Tralee , 06-DEC-13 - 06-DEC-13 [Details]
2014 Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education,
Murray, L., Riordan, E. et al (2014) Developing and implementing collaborative evaluation approaches with MOOCs and SLA. [Chaired Session], Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, Preston , 24-APR-14 - 24-APR-14 [Details]
2012 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference,
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2012) Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference, University of Bologna , 29-MAR-12 - 30-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 Research Exchange Series,
Riordan, E. (2012) CMC in language teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Research Exchange Series, University of Hull , 14-MAR-12 - 14-MAR-12 [Details]
2013 CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series,
Riordan, E. (2013) Online communication for language teaching: The affordances of chat and discussion forums. [Invited Lecture], CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series, University of Limerick , 22-OCT-13 - 22-OCT-13 [Details]
2011 UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day,
Riordan, E. (2011) The Backbone project: Online materials for language learning. [Oral Presentation], UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day, University of Limerick , 16-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 [Details]
2014 Conversations in the Consortium,
Riordan, E. and Vaughan, E. (2014) Negotiating different linguistic spaces for learning: The pedagogical implications of investigating online modes. [Oral Presentation], Conversations in the Consortium, University of Limerick , 25-MAR-14 - 25-MAR-14 [Details]
2010 First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Virtual Learning Environments in language learning and teaching: Issues of quality in reflection. [Chaired Session], First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning, NUI Galway , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10 [Details]
2013 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2013) Reflective blogs in LTE: Facilitating identity construction through narratives. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), Évora, Portugal , 11-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13 [Details]
2010 ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Exploring audio-visual corpora with English language learners: The Backbone project. [Chaired Session], ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform), University of Limerick , 02-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10 [Details]
2013 Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee,
Riordan, E. (2013) Pronunciation and language teaching. [Invited Lecture], Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee, Castel Education, Tralee , 06-DEC-13 - 06-DEC-13 [Details]
2010 Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series,
Riordan, E. (2010) Blogs, chatrooms and discussion forums as communication tools in higher education. [Oral Presentation], Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 18-NOV-10 - 18-NOV-10 [Details]
2013 BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics),
F. Farr and Riordan, E. (2013) Identity construction through narratives in LTE: An investigation of reflective blogs. [Chaired Session], BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Edinburgh , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13 [Details]
2010 IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference,
Riordan, E. (2010) Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference, University of Limerick , 01-OCT-10 - 01-OCT-10 [Details]
2013 CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series,
Riordan, E. (2013) Online communication for language teaching: The affordances of chat and discussion forums. [Invited Lecture], CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series, University of Limerick , 22-OCT-13 - 22-OCT-13 [Details]
2010 BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Using multi-modal pedagogic corpora to explore language varieties: The Backbone project. [Chaired Session], BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Aberdeen , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10 [Details]
2013 Reflective Practice Seminar,
F. Farr and Riordan, E. (2013) Student teacher narratives: An insight into reflective practice. [Chaired Session], Reflective Practice Seminar, University of Limerick , 14-JUN-13 - 14-JUN-13 [Details]
2010 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Riordan, E. (2010) Computer-mediated communication within language teacher education: A corpus-based analysis. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Edinburgh , 18-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10 [Details]
2013 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2013) Reflective blogs in LTE: Facilitating identity construction through narratives. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), Évora, Portugal , 11-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13 [Details]
2010 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day,
Chambers, A., Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) The Backbone project. Corpora for Content and Language Integrated Learning. [Chaired Session], CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day, University of Limerick , 25-MAY-10 - 25-MAY-10 [Details]
2012 IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0,
Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2012) Tools and tenets for language acquisition in the Digital Age. [Keynote Address], IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0, Dublin , 24-NOV-12 - 24-NOV-12 [Details]
2009 UL Faculty Teaching Day,
Riordan, E. and Hourigan, T. (2009) The Technology and Teaching Community of Practice. [Oral Presentation], UL Faculty Teaching Day, University of Limerick , 17-SEP-09 - 17-SEP-09 [Details]
2013 BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics),
F. Farr and Riordan, E. (2013) Identity construction through narratives in LTE: An investigation of reflective blogs. [Chaired Session], BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Edinburgh , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13 [Details]
2009 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2009) From diaries to blogs: The development of student teachers’ metacognitive strategies. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Valencia , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2012 PIXEL ICT for Language Learning,
Riordan, E. (2012) The JOYN 2.0 project – Social networking and language learning: Some preliminary insights. [Chaired Session], PIXEL ICT for Language Learning, Florence , 15-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12 [Details]
2009 BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar,
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2009) Towards a definition of reflective learning among third level students: What can academic language corpora tell us?. [Chaired Session], BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar, University of Edinburgh , 07-MAY-09 - 08-MAY-09 [Details]
2013 Reflective Practice Seminar,
F. Farr and Riordan, E. (2013) Student teacher narratives: An insight into reflective practice. [Chaired Session], Reflective Practice Seminar, University of Limerick , 14-JUN-13 - 14-JUN-13 [Details]
2009 CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning),
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2009) The integration of a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programmes: Student and teacher reflections. [Chaired Session], CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning), Brighton , 23-MAR-09 - 25-MAR-09 [Details]
2012 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Vaughan, E. and Riordan, E. (2012) Identity formation within communities of novice and practising teachers. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
2008 CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2008) Discourse diaries: Creation and development of Communities of Practice in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Antwerp , 30-AUG-08 - 02-SEP-08 [Details]
2012 IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0,
Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2012) Tools and tenets for language acquisition in the Digital Age. [Keynote Address], IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0, Dublin , 24-NOV-12 - 24-NOV-12 [Details]
2008 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2008) Teacher education discourse: A corpus-based analysis of modes and contexts. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Limerick , 13-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08 [Details]
2012 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2012) Heads and tails in the Teacher Education Talk (TET) corpus: Speaker relationship and mode of interaction. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
2008 IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium,
Riordan, E. (2008) Computer-mediated communication in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium, University College Dublin , 17-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08 [Details]
2012 PIXEL ICT for Language Learning,
Riordan, E. (2012) The JOYN 2.0 project – Social networking and language learning: Some preliminary insights. [Chaired Session], PIXEL ICT for Language Learning, Florence , 15-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12 [Details]
2008 UL Humanities Seminar,
Riordan, E. (2008) The impact of a VLE in language teacher education. [Oral Presentation], UL Humanities Seminar, University of Limerick , 24-APR-08 - 24-APR-08 [Details]
2012 MA TESOL Seminar, UL,
Riordan, E. (2012) A corpus-based analysis of CMC. [Invited Lecture], MA TESOL Seminar, UL, University of Limerick , 13-APR-12 - 13-APR-12 [Details]
2008 The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom,
Riordan, E. (2008) New technologies in language teacher education: Student teacher perspectives. [Invited Lecture], The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom, University of Limerick , 28-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
2012 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Vaughan, E. and Riordan, E. (2012) Identity formation within communities of novice and practising teachers. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
2007 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Jeanneau, C. and Riordan, E. (2007) A framework for the implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for a language learning centre. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Coleraine , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]
2012 MA TESOL Seminar, UL,
Riordan, E. (2012) Communities of Practice in language teacher education. [Invited Lecture], MA TESOL Seminar, UL, University of Limerick , 10-APR-12 - 10-APR-12 [Details]
2012 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2012) Heads and tails in the Teacher Education Talk (TET) corpus: Speaker relationship and mode of interaction. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference,
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2012) Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference, University of Bologna , 29-MAR-12 - 30-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 MA TESOL Seminar, UL,
Riordan, E. (2012) A corpus-based analysis of CMC. [Invited Lecture], MA TESOL Seminar, UL, University of Limerick , 13-APR-12 - 13-APR-12 [Details]
2012 Research Exchange Series,
Riordan, E. (2012) CMC in language teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Research Exchange Series, University of Hull , 14-MAR-12 - 14-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 MA TESOL Seminar, UL,
Riordan, E. (2012) Communities of Practice in language teacher education. [Invited Lecture], MA TESOL Seminar, UL, University of Limerick , 10-APR-12 - 10-APR-12 [Details]
2011 UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day,
Riordan, E. (2011) The Backbone project: Online materials for language learning. [Oral Presentation], UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day, University of Limerick , 16-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 [Details]
2012 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference,
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2012) Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference, University of Bologna , 29-MAR-12 - 30-MAR-12 [Details]
2010 First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Virtual Learning Environments in language learning and teaching: Issues of quality in reflection. [Chaired Session], First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning, NUI Galway , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10 [Details]
2012 Research Exchange Series,
Riordan, E. (2012) CMC in language teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Research Exchange Series, University of Hull , 14-MAR-12 - 14-MAR-12 [Details]
2010 ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Exploring audio-visual corpora with English language learners: The Backbone project. [Chaired Session], ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform), University of Limerick , 02-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10 [Details]
2011 UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day,
Riordan, E. (2011) The Backbone project: Online materials for language learning. [Oral Presentation], UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day, University of Limerick , 16-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 [Details]
2010 Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series,
Riordan, E. (2010) Blogs, chatrooms and discussion forums as communication tools in higher education. [Oral Presentation], Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 18-NOV-10 - 18-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning,
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Virtual Learning Environments in language learning and teaching: Issues of quality in reflection. [Chaired Session], First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning, NUI Galway , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10 [Details]
2010 IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference,
Riordan, E. (2010) Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference, University of Limerick , 01-OCT-10 - 01-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Exploring audio-visual corpora with English language learners: The Backbone project. [Chaired Session], ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform), University of Limerick , 02-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10 [Details]
2010 BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Using multi-modal pedagogic corpora to explore language varieties: The Backbone project. [Chaired Session], BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Aberdeen , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series,
Riordan, E. (2010) Blogs, chatrooms and discussion forums as communication tools in higher education. [Oral Presentation], Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 18-NOV-10 - 18-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Riordan, E. (2010) Computer-mediated communication within language teacher education: A corpus-based analysis. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Edinburgh , 18-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference,
Riordan, E. (2010) Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference, University of Limerick , 01-OCT-10 - 01-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day,
Chambers, A., Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) The Backbone project. Corpora for Content and Language Integrated Learning. [Chaired Session], CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day, University of Limerick , 25-MAY-10 - 25-MAY-10 [Details]
2010 BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) Using multi-modal pedagogic corpora to explore language varieties: The Backbone project. [Chaired Session], BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Aberdeen , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10 [Details]
2009 UL Faculty Teaching Day,
Riordan, E. and Hourigan, T. (2009) The Technology and Teaching Community of Practice. [Oral Presentation], UL Faculty Teaching Day, University of Limerick , 17-SEP-09 - 17-SEP-09 [Details]
2010 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Riordan, E. (2010) Computer-mediated communication within language teacher education: A corpus-based analysis. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Edinburgh , 18-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10 [Details]
2009 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2009) From diaries to blogs: The development of student teachers’ metacognitive strategies. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Valencia , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2010 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day,
Chambers, A., Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2010) The Backbone project. Corpora for Content and Language Integrated Learning. [Chaired Session], CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day, University of Limerick , 25-MAY-10 - 25-MAY-10 [Details]
2009 BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar,
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2009) Towards a definition of reflective learning among third level students: What can academic language corpora tell us?. [Chaired Session], BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar, University of Edinburgh , 07-MAY-09 - 08-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 UL Faculty Teaching Day,
Riordan, E. and Hourigan, T. (2009) The Technology and Teaching Community of Practice. [Oral Presentation], UL Faculty Teaching Day, University of Limerick , 17-SEP-09 - 17-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning),
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2009) The integration of a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programmes: Student and teacher reflections. [Chaired Session], CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning), Brighton , 23-MAR-09 - 25-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2009) From diaries to blogs: The development of student teachers’ metacognitive strategies. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Valencia , 09-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
2008 CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2008) Discourse diaries: Creation and development of Communities of Practice in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Antwerp , 30-AUG-08 - 02-SEP-08 [Details]
2009 BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar,
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2009) Towards a definition of reflective learning among third level students: What can academic language corpora tell us?. [Chaired Session], BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar, University of Edinburgh , 07-MAY-09 - 08-MAY-09 [Details]
2008 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2008) Teacher education discourse: A corpus-based analysis of modes and contexts. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Limerick , 13-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08 [Details]
2009 CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning),
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E. (2009) The integration of a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programmes: Student and teacher reflections. [Chaired Session], CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning), Brighton , 23-MAR-09 - 25-MAR-09 [Details]
2008 IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium,
Riordan, E. (2008) Computer-mediated communication in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium, University College Dublin , 17-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Riordan, E. and Murray, L. (2008) Discourse diaries: Creation and development of Communities of Practice in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Antwerp , 30-AUG-08 - 02-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 UL Humanities Seminar,
Riordan, E. (2008) The impact of a VLE in language teacher education. [Oral Presentation], UL Humanities Seminar, University of Limerick , 24-APR-08 - 24-APR-08 [Details]
2008 IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies),
Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2008) Teacher education discourse: A corpus-based analysis of modes and contexts. [Chaired Session], IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies), University of Limerick , 13-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom,
Riordan, E. (2008) New technologies in language teacher education: Student teacher perspectives. [Invited Lecture], The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom, University of Limerick , 28-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium,
Riordan, E. (2008) Computer-mediated communication in language teacher education. [Chaired Session], IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium, University College Dublin , 17-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08 [Details]
2007 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Jeanneau, C. and Riordan, E. (2007) A framework for the implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for a language learning centre. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Coleraine , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]
2008 UL Humanities Seminar,
Riordan, E. (2008) The impact of a VLE in language teacher education. [Oral Presentation], UL Humanities Seminar, University of Limerick , 24-APR-08 - 24-APR-08 [Details]
2008 The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom,
Riordan, E. (2008) New technologies in language teacher education: Student teacher perspectives. [Invited Lecture], The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom, University of Limerick , 28-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
2007 EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning),
Jeanneau, C. and Riordan, E. (2007) A framework for the implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for a language learning centre. [Chaired Session], EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning), University of Coleraine , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2014 Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation.
Tomlinson, B., Whittaker, C. (2014) Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 UL Excellence in Teaching Award (small group teaching) University of Limerick
2007 IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EuroCALL) Teacher Education SIG Member /
British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Member /
Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Member /
Centre of Applied Language Studies (CALS) Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Lecturer in TESOL (Sep. 2013 - Present) /
University of Hull Lecturer in TESOL/Second Language Acquisition (July 2011 - August 2013) 01-JUL-11 / 30-AUG-13
University of Limerick PT TESOL Tutor (Sep 2005 - June 2011) /
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick PT TESOL Tutor (Jan. 2010 - June 2011) /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 University of Limerick PhD Applied Linguistics
2005 University of Limerick MA English Language Teaching
2002 University of Limerick BA European Studies

Teaching Interests

Language Teacher Education, Systems of the English Language, ICT and Language Learning, Corpus Linguistics, TESOL        

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
SEM 1 Linguistics 1 LI4211UG
SEM 1 Language and Technology LI4113UG
SEM 1 Peer Tutoring for Languages LI4001UG
SEM 2 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 1 TE4016UG
SEM 2 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 3 TE4108UG
SEM 1 Language Systems 1 LI5931PG
SEM 1 Research Methods for Applied Language Studies RM6011PG
SEM 1 Teaching Practice 1 TP5921PG
SEM 1 Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate Students 1 AW6001PG
SEM 1 Teaching Innovation and Enhancement TL5042PG
SEM 2 Language Pedagogy for ELT TE6012PG
SEM 2 ICT and Language Studies LI6002PG
SEM 2 Teaching Practice 2 TP5912PG
SEM 2 Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate Students 2 AW6012PG
SEM 1 Research Methodology and Proposal Development in TESOL RM8011PhD
SEM 1 Applied Sociolinguistics and Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies LI8021PhD
SEM 2 Critical ICT and Language Pedagogy LI8012PhD
SEM 2 Observation and Feedback in TESOL LI8042PhD
SEM 2 Reflective Professional Portfolio and Practice LI8052PhD