Participant Information Sheet
Dear Webheads in Action (WiA) Community Member My name is Ali Bostancioglu and I am a doctoral student in the Department of Education at the University of York, UK. I am currently working on my PhD project which investigates English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ professional development. I am particularly interested in the impact of engaging in online communities of practice (OCoP) on EFL teachers’ technology professional development. Webheads in Action (WiA) community is considered as an online community of practice and as a member of this community ( as a Webhead), I believe you might be interested in joining this project and reflect on your experiences. If you decide to participate, you would be able to receive a report on the findings of this case study of the WIA Community. Moreover, I will be happy to give an online presentation about the results to the WiA community which will be negotiated with the moderator in advance. Participation is voluntary and you reserve the right to withdraw at any time. The ethical procedures set by the University of York have been followed in the present research and ethical clearance has been received. All the data gathered will be anonymized and any information, which can be used to identify participants, will be deleted or destroyed at the end of the project. I really hope that you will be able to help me with this small but potentially useful project. As a Webhead, your contribution will help in depicting the picture of how WIA Community impacts on Webheaders professional practice. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (
) Thank you for your time. Yours Sincerely Ali Bostancioglu
What is you current teaching position in the institution you are teaching?
EFL is the acronym for English as a Foreign Language, ESL is the acronym for English as a Second Language. The difference between the two is that; EFL applies to the contexts where English language does not havean official status, in ESL contexts English language is formally recognized by authorities and English is widely used in the society.
I am an EFL teacher.
I am an ESL teacher.
I am neither an EFL nor an ESL teacher
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