|Principles of Netiquette Cloud|
What makes my online experience so great is the engagement I have had with professors and students in forums because the whole process is a learning experience. Online learning is difficult by design. I am not inferring that the courses are designed so that students fail. However, that could very well be the truth given the completion rates of online classes.
Based on my experience there is a steep learning curve for professors and schools who teach online courses. One course I enrolled in was cancelled the first day because too many people signed up. Another course changed the grading and format 3 weeks into the course. The website went down for a class I took for two days, one of which was a weekend, and we only got one extra day for our homework. Another class did not even teach the programming language using the program. I am not bashing online education providers. I am explaining that there is a lot of Netiquette to apply.
Education forums are where people learn in online classes. That is where we ask questions about the material and the course. An online class may technically include the people who enroll. Socially, it includes the people who participate in the forums. Practice proper Netiquette and you will learn a lot. Otherwise, you may be discouraged.
Class Discussion Forum Netiquette Rules
- It is proper Netiquette to post material in the appropriate class forum since many classes have several.
- It is proper Netiquette to post material related to the topic of the class.
- It is proper Netiquette to post links to your social media profiles in your introduction.
- It is proper Netiquette to post screen shots of error messages when asking for technical help.
- It is proper Netiquette to avoid discouraging posts.
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