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  • Regular, professional, and concise communication is paramount in online communication.  MOE students and instructors are expected to adhere to standard netiquette rules for course communications. Netiquette reflects expected online behavior for students and faculty, establishing a ground rules that will promote effective online interaction and positive learning experiences. Simply stated, netiquette defines good manners on the Internet. In addition, please note the following additional considerations for online courses:
  • Be polite and reflective; think about what you are writing so that you do not offend others. Your work should be thoughtful and supportive, not opinionated.
  • Address teammates and classmates by name. Sign your own name to your work on discussion boards and in e-mail.
  • Do not type your entire message in all capital letters; most people find this ANNOYING.  It is like yelling at someone on the computer.
  • Keep your discussion board posts relevant and concise. Since all class members must read through all posts, avoid rambling, repetition, or opinionated arguments that are not supported by research. Respect other people’s time.
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.  Find a way to share a difference of opinion without verbal abuse or insults.
  • Respect copyrights.  There is a wealth of information on the Internet, and as an online student you will need to access the work, words, and ideas of others. However, failing to attribute work to its true originator can feel like theft.  Be scrupulous about citing sources.
  • Use proper grammar and spelling. Abbreviated words, web jargon, and emoticons can wear thin and do nothing to increase your skills in professional communication.  Use spell check if needed and remember that you are establishing web habits to carry you successfully through a professional career. Standard typing, grammar, spelling, punctuation and APA rules apply.
  • Never put anything in writing that you would be embarrassed for your mother to see. Keep even private discussions appropriate and avoid profanity. Nothing is ever truly gone on the web and you never know when something will reappear.
  • For all e-mail communication MOE student and instructors have been directed to use the Medaille e-mail system. There is additional e-mail capability within each Blackboard course, but mail sent within Blackboard will not be available after the course has closed.
  • Instructors will publish their times of availability, including periods of time during the week when the instructor is not available. MOE instructors have been asked to check their e-mail at least once a day while teaching, but keep in mind that online access does not necessarily mean immediate response.  It is most likely that your instructor shares the same work and family responsibilities as you. Every effort will be made to address student concerns promptly, and your consideration will be appreciated.   You should expect an instructor to return your phone or e-mail message within a day or two.
  • Keep in mind that others in your course cannot see your facial expression or body language.  This makes joking or sarcasm tricky to pull off successfully online. Your only interaction with your classmates will be the typed letters on a computer screen. For that reason, reread your work carefully before you click send or submit; make sure it says exactly what you would like it to say. Once it has been sent, you cannot retrieve it.
  • Treat team members with the same respect you reserve for your instructor and other classmates.  You are expected to contribute fully in all team activities.
  • MOE teams are not expected to carry or cover for non-performing team members.
  • You are expected to participate in individual and learning team discussion boards each week, in addition to weekly and team assignments. Standard netiquette rules are especially important on individual and team discussion boards. Students may also communicate with each other outside of the course management system. Medaille cannot monitor these communications; however students are expected to adhere to the same standards that apply in the course management system.