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Ruth Trinder

Prof. Ruth Trinder

Prof. Ruth Trinder

Associate Professor

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Ruth Trinder received her first degree in English and American studies in 1993 from the University of Vienna, and started working for the Institute for English Business Communication shortly afterwards.

She wrote her doctoral dissertation on new media in language learning and teaching and was awarded a PhD in English in May 2000. In 2006 she completed her Habilitation, which focuses on students' attitudes towards online/blended learning in the context of individual learner differences.

Her areas of research and interest include CALL (computer-assisted language learning), individual differences theory, language teaching methodology, and English literature. As project leader, she has been involved in the development and evaluation of online learning materials for the Institute.

A full list of publications and research activities can be found in PURE.

She is currently representing the WU in the Erasmus project "IntlUni: The challenges of the multilingual and multicultural learning space", which involves cooperation of 37 universities from 28 countries.

Information about this project can be found at http://intluni.eu/

Book (monograph)

2006 Trinder, Ruth. 2006. Language Learning with Computers: The Students' Perspective. A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation. Read more

Journal article

2021 Trinder, Ruth, Carraro, Katia. 2021. Technology in formal and informal learning environments: Student perspectives. Read more
2017 Trinder, Ruth. 2017. Informal and deliberate learning with new technologies. Read more
2016 Trinder, Ruth. 2016. Blending Technology and Face-to-face: Advanced Students' Choices. Read more
2013 Trinder, Ruth, Herles, Martin. 2013. Students' and teachers' ideals of effective business English teaching. Read more
2013 Trinder, Ruth. 2013. Business students' beliefs about language learning in a university context. Read more
2003 Trinder, Ruth. 2003. Conceptualisation and development of multimedia courseware in a tertiary educational context: juxtaposing approach, content, and technology considerations. Read more
2003 Trinder, Ruth. 2003. The Online English Mentor OEM: Online (Wirtschafts-)Englisch für WU-Studierende. Read more
2002 Trinder, Ruth. 2002. Multimedia in the Business English Classroom: the Learners' Point of View. Read more

Chapter in edited volume

2022 Trinder, Ruth. 2022. Online Informal Language Learning In: Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics. Hrsg. Mohebbi, Hassan, Coombe, Christine. Read more
2017 Trinder, Ruth. 2017. New media in teaching and learning business languages In: Handbook of Language and Business. Hrsg. Mautner G. and Rainer F. Read more
2009 Trinder, Ruth, Ozvalda, Margit. 2009. The role of learner autonomy in the exploitation of CALL resources In: Autonomes Fremdsprachenlernen in Hochschule und Erwachsenenbildung. Hrsg. Arntz, Reiner und Kühn, Bärbel. Read more
2009 Trinder, Ruth. 2009. 'The potential of blended learning environments in terms of beneficial language learning conditions' In: Academic and professional English on line. Hrsg. I.González, C. Foz, J. Luzón, M. Jaime. Read more
2006 Trinder, Ruth. 2006. 'Integration of e-learning into a tertiary educational context' Springer Verlag (Series: Educational Linguistics) In: Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes: Issues and Prospects. Volume 7. Hrsg. Elisabet Arnó, Carmen Rueda und Antonia Soler. Read more
2001 Trinder, Ruth, Herles, Martin. 2001. Can we have more customised CD-Roms please? In: C.A.L.L. The Challenge of Change, Research and Practice, Elm Bank Publications 2001. Read more