“Netiquette” is a word used to describe online communication etiquette. In a formal classroom setting, there are rules to be followed to keep the class running successfully. Years ago, the only way students could express themselves in class was to raise their hand and join the discussion. These days, online students are communicating with discussion boards, social media and other online forums. Here are few rules to follow when communicating in an online classroom

  1. Be aware of strong language, all caps, and exclamation points.
  2. Be considerate of faculty and fellow classmates.
  3. Don’t share personal details.
  4. Always remember to say “Please” and “Thank you” when soliciting help from your classmates.
  5. Respect the opinions of your classmates. If you feel the need to disagree, do so respectfully.

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