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Curriculum Vitae

Laura Florand

Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
(919) 660-8438
laura.florand@duke.edu

Education:

  • M.A. Duke University, 2000

Areas of Research

The encounter of French and American cultures, French gastronomy, pedagogy, instructional technologyAwards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Bacca Fellow, Bacca Foundation, October 01, 2015
  • Fulbright Grant, 1995-1996
  • J.B. Duke Fellow, Duke University, 1997-2000

Major Grant Support

    Oral Assignments Fellows for Language Faculty, Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University, 2009-2010. Faculty lead.

    Student Video Faculty Fellows, Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University, 2008-2009. Faculty lead.

    Focus on Film: Making Cinema the Heart of a Fourth Semester Language Course, Center for Instructional Technology Jump Start Grant, Duke University, 2008-2009.

    Vodcasting and Podcasting in Third Semester French, Duke Digital Initiative, 2006-2007.

    Duke Digital Initiative Multisection Grant for Intermediate French, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), Duke Digital Initiative, Spring 2006.

    Duke Digital Initiative Pilot Grant for Intermediate French, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), Duke Digital Initiative, Fall 2005.

    Using the iPod to Enhance Oral Language Skills in the Foreign Language Program: A Joint Proposal by the French, Italian, and Spanish Programs, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), Duke Digital Initiative 2005-2006.

    Redesigning Oral Assessment Grant, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), 2004-2005.

    Instructional Technology Fellow, Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), 2003-2004.

Professional Service

  • Machine Translation Thompson Writing Program Grant, Machine Translation Thompson Writing Program Grant. November 17, 2011 - July 1, 2012, 2011 - 2012
  • Faculty Lead, CIT Oral Assignments Fellows, December, 2009 - June, 2010
  • Faculty Lead, CIT Student Video Fellows, June, 2008 - June, 2009

Selected Recent Talks and Lectures

  • "Identity and Investment: Self-Portraits in Language Learning," ACTFL 2012, Philadelphia, PA, November 17, 2012.
  • "Expressing One’s Self: Identity through Multiple Media in the L2," FLANC, Winston-Salem NC, October 14, 2011.
  • "Culture, Community, Communication: VoiceThread in Student Oral and Written Production," ACTFL 2010, Boston MA, November 21, 2010.
  • "Communication Among Peers: Conveying Meaning, Building Voice," 10th Annual Instructional Technology Showcase, Duke University, April 30, 2010.
  • "Multimedia Discussions Beyond Classroom Walls," Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) Conference, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, April 15, 2010.
  • "Extending Language Communities Beyond the Classroom: Using VoiceThread for Language Proficiency," University of West Georgia, March 11, 2010.
  • "Blame It on French: From UWG to Tahiti to Paris," University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, March 10, 2010.
  • "Gastronomie et Identité: Une Conversation avec Laura Florand," University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, March 10, 2010.
  • "Language and Culture through Creative Films," American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Language Expo, San Diego, California, November 21, 2009.
  • "Speak, Write, Listen, Watch...Engage: VoiceThread in the Language Course," Language and Pedagogy Round Table Series, Duke University, September 29, 2009.
  • "Communicating about Culture: Student-Produced Podcasts," Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, October 11, 2008.
  • "Taking It Outside: Vodcasts and Podcasts in Third-Semester Language Classes," Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. University of Wisconsin-Madison, August, 2007.
  • "Engaging in Debate: Vodcasting and Podcasting in Third-Semester French," 7th Annual Instructional Technology Showcase, Duke University, April, 2007.
  • "Using iPods and iTunes U To Enhance Oral Expression, Aural Comprehension, And Cultural Awareness," 6th Annual Instructional Technology Showcase, Duke University, April, 2006.
  • "La Danse en Polynésie française," Guilford College, Greensboro North Carolina, November, 2005.

Publications and Professional Lectures (listed separately)

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