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Netiquette

The concept of Netiquette has evolved with the advent of the Internet as a primary source of communication in contemporary society. Just as there are prescribed rules of etiquette for voice communication, or when people sit down to eat a meal together, there are similar social expectations of how individuals behave when they communicate over the Internet, by email etc.

Upon reflection, what do you think the primary purpose is of the role of Netiquette in the course room or in any academic online occasion?

If you were an instructor in a course room, what would be your top-ten rules of online communication engagement, of Netiquette, and why?

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(1) Upon reflection, what do you think the primary purpose is of the role of Netiquette in the course room or in any academic online occasion?

A definition provided for "Netiquette" is that it is a term applied to proper and appropriate etiquette for e-mail messages send via the Internet (Barron Well & Meche, 1999). They assert that the Internet has a purpose to create shared information. However, as they point out, often information sent via the Internet is "misunderstood in both content and tone". On this basis, the role of Netiquette is to assure that Internet users follow appropriate behavioral guidelines in online communication.

(2) If you were an instructor in a course room, what would be your top-ten rules of online communication engagement, of Netiquette, and why?
As an instructor, I would suggest the following rules for students engaged in online communication:
1. Be ...

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This solution lists ethics that are to be used in online communication in an academic setting.

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