In this class, we learn together as members of a community.  In an effort to ensure our community develops, thrives and sustains, the following groundrules will be in effect at all times.  By participating in our community, you agree to be familiar with and abide by these groundrules.

A community is a group of individuals who work together in support of a common goal or interest. We are working together to support the successful achievement of our learning outcomes.

As a community member, you agree to:

  1. Treat contributions made by other members of the class with respect and understand that differences in opinion are not only natural but encouraged and supported.

  1. Have patience and a sense of humor with technology.

  1. Keep an open mind.

  1. Ask for help when you need it and assist others when possible.

  1. Contribute regularly to collaborative activities to ensure other members of the community have ample opportunity to read/listen, reflect, and respond to your ideas.

  1. Respect the diverse opinions and viewpoints of each member of our community.

  1. Understand that communications shared through text have a higher likelihood of being misinterpreted than the spoken word. Therefore, when you type a thought or a comment, read it carefully before you submit it. If you question the way it is worded, read it out loud to yourself. If you still question the way it's phrased, re-write it.

  1. Contribute regularly to group dialogue, including blog posts and comments. The contributions of each individual plays a role in the collective strength and diversity of our community.

Who is eligible to be a member of our community?

What images and videos am I permitted to share in our network?

What happens if someone violates a groundrule?  

What happens to this network after our class is over?


This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as users credit the author for the original creation. No further permission from the author is required.

Attribution: Michelle Pacansky-Brock