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You must read
our rules of "Netiquette and Privacy" outlined here.
Also please read below on how to use the communication
room to earn points
as well as how to find additional information on its features.
can mean many things and what we intend to say is not always what others hear. This is
especially true of "online communication" during which other students do not
have the opportunity to see your "body language" and therefore have a greater
possibility of misunderstanding what you truly mean.
Please, follow these guidelines in all your online responses
and discussion groups.
We would like to suggest respectful exchanges as a basic ground rule. We feel
that informational errors should be pointed out- respectfully (even if stated
strongly...). Disagreements that honor the viewpoints of the various contributors are
productive and can lead to new learning and understanding.
Keep in mind not only your own privacy rights but others as well. Do not reveal
any information that you deem private.
CONSIDERATE of grammatical/spelling errors.
that humor and satire are often misinterpreted online. Communication is more than words.
So, be prepared for some misunderstanding and requests for clarification.
SUPPORTIVE. We are all still learning. Our job is not to judge or condemn or even
praise, although genuine encouragement is a necessary ingredient. We are here to provide
information, to address topics in a discussion forum, and to provide assistance in helping
each participant use her/his own unique learning style. Reflection generally precedes
growth. So reflect upon what is said, provide sincere comments, and hopefully, we will all
good way to avoid problems is to reread your postings before sending them. Something
written in haste may be misread.Created
by Val Donato, Sandra Looper, Diane Hostetler and Tom Braziunas
How to Earn Points for
During each week, we will
be discussing our readings, especially the specific pages we are
currently digesting. In that week's
communication room, join in and post a comment, question or related thought about the
readings and/or respond to someone else's message. We will also
use the communication room for conversations on the written
homework including assistance to one another in understanding how to
approach specific problems.
You need to post some
comments in the communication room several times on several days in several ways
(for example, by providing feedback to others' remarks) in order to earn
discussion credit. If you
post comments only at the end of the week, they earn less credit since
no one will have time to reply to them before we start the next week's
conversations. You can earn up to
15 points each week
depending on your level and regularity of participation.
Discussion Clean Offs:
At the end of each week, the ability to post comments in that week's
will end although we will still be able to review the conversations
from that week. So you will always have access
to past conversations in case you want to
refresh your memory about something that was posted.
the communication room:
- Please read the
Student Quick-Start Guide to ANGEL in order to gain an
understanding of all the options available for posting comments. The Student
Guide is a PDF document. If you need the free PDF reader, you
can download it at
- Pointers will follow
as we go along. This
is the first time that this course is being taught using the ANGEL
learning management system. Please contribute any practical
advice as you become familiar with this email system, and that
advice will be included here to help others!