The internet can be an amazing resource for education! It can also be confusing and hurtful. There are opportunities for you to interact with others on this blog, on Tumblr, and on other web sites in this class. Here are some guidelines for etiquette to make sure we have a productive and safe learning environment on the internet.

DO

  • Offer great resources and tips to others! We all learn from each other.
  • Reread your post before submitting to make sure what you’re saying is clear.
  • Ask questions to learn more about people’s thought process and to keep a good conversation going.
  • Keep your posts short and concise.
  • Keep your posts friendly and on-topic.
  • Spell-check.

DON’T

  • Do not make any insults or put-downs of anyone or their artwork.
  • Do not make fun of someone else’s thoughts or opinions — respecting your classmates helps ensure everyone can maximize the benefits of a discussion board.
  • Do not respond to a post in anger — this may lead to¬†resentment and may keep others from wanting to participate.
  • Do not use all capital letters. On the internet, this translates to yelling.
  • Do not post anyone’s personal information (including your own!) on the internet. Most everything you post is visible or accessible and may exist for a very long time on the web, and it may never¬†go away. Ever.