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:
- 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.
- Have patience and a sense of humor with technology.
- Keep an open mind.
- Ask for help when you need it and assist others when possible.
- Contribute regularly to collaborative activities to ensure other members of the community have ample opportunity to read/listen, reflect, and respond to your ideas.
- Respect the diverse opinions and viewpoints of each member of our community.
- 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.
- 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?
- Only enrolled History of Still Photography students are eligible to be members of our community. This is to ensure we maintain a safe, trustworthy discussion environment.
What images and videos am I permitted to share in our network?
- All image and video content you share within this community will directly relate to the topic of our course in some way. You are expected to use discretion and, if asked, you will be expected to demonstrate how your content supports the curriculum of our course.
- You are welcome to share personal photographs of yourself, family, and friends on your page. Many of my former students convey this adds to a personalized learning experience and helps students get to know each other, more as they would in an offline class. However, you are not required to share personal images.
What happens if someone violates a groundrule?
- If, at any time, you feel that any of these groundrules have been violated by a member of our community, you are encouraged to bring your concern directly and immediately to Michelle Pacansky-Brock, our community leader, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org In your email, clearly identify which groundrule has been violated and include specific evidence of the violation in your email. Your concerns will be addressed promptly with careful consideration in an individualized manner.
What happens to this network after our class is over?
- After this class is over, the content you’ve shared in this network will be deleted. If you wish to save anything shared here, it is your responsibility to duplicate the content and save it elsewhere before the end of our class.
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