Netiquette - The etiquette or “how to conduct yourself” guidelines for our online course
Be Polite. Most of us know how to be polite in school face-to face situations. You say hello to your teacher when you walk in the room, and she says hello back. You say “please” and “thank you.” You respond to questions appropriately, without rambling on about your weekend or swearing like a sailor. If a classmate says something “goofy” or wrong in a discussion, you smile on the inside but help them out in a kind way. You appreciate that everyone in the class is different - we’re not all going to think about things like you do - and that’s how we learn from each other!
Write mindfully. And most of us know how to write appropriately. You start your sentence with a capital letter and end with some sort of punctuation mark. You try your best to spell things properly. You write so that most people can actually understand you without needing some sort of modern slang translation device.
So our online learning forum is much the same way, and you’ll need to keep these ideas in mind when presented with an opportunity to communicate with your teacher or classmates. When writing emails or participating in a discussion forum, please:
Note that your instructor reserves the right to remove inappropriate communication from student forums and will contact individuals privately to address poor netiquette behavior.
Thank you for helping to keep this online forum a positive and fun place to learn from each other!