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"Netiquette" is a code of behavior for the Internet. In addition to normal rules of behavior for a classroom setting, consider these ...

For the Distance Learning Environment

  1. Challenge ideas, not people.
  2. Use proper language, as if your grandmother were in the room.
  3. Although humor and wit are greatly encouraged and appreciated, avoid jokes of a personal, racial, or sexual nature. 
  4. Keep postings as brief and to-the-point as possible. Respect other people's time and bandwidth.
  5. Avoid non-substantive postings such as simple "I agree's" or "Thank you's." Respect other people's time and bandwidth.
  6. DO NOT USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Using them means you are SHOUTING. 
  7. Communicate your emotions with "emoticons" (emotion icons). In distance classes, we typically cannot see you or hear you; so let us know how you are reacting with emoticons.
  8. Be forgiving of other people's mistakes. Remember the "Human" in us all.
To learn more: The Rule Book of Netiquette
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