Online Communities: Contexts for the Professional Learning of English Language Teaching Professionals

2020-05-09T02:19:55Z (GMT) by ALIREZA SHARIFJAFARI
Participation in online communities has been on the rise among English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals for over twenty years now. While this trend is generally considered as informal, self-directed, and self-initiated, there is increasing evidence from research indicating that participation in online communities can be an effective form of professional learning. My research investigated the nature and contributions of participation of ELT professionals in online teacher communities as contexts for professional learning.