The Importance of Considerate Communication Practices in an Online Learning Environment
With more students taking advantage of distance education offerings, it is imperative that both experienced and inexperienced online students cultivate respectful, courteous online communication practices.
Some knowledge of the Blackboard course management system would be helpful.
Students will be able to demonstrate courteous online communication as evidenced by their e-mails and discussion board postings.
On or off-campus access to the Internet and the use of a browser is necessary.
Text of Learning Exercise:
This assignment will encourage students to consider more carefully their online communication practices. It is important that students are instilled with a sense of community and an understanding of the importance of creating a supportive, friendly, and respectful online learning environment.