Effective communication is the key to success in online education and that’s where the term ‘Netiquette’ comes in. Netiquette or Internet etiquette refers to the code of behaviour governing respectful and productive online behaviour. Rules for online learning and physical classroom learning are virtually the same-you study, you prepare notes /are provided notes, and you deliver.
But how do you express yourself online, where your face and written word is all they see?
As part of AlmaBetter’s Data Science course, students will be spending a lot of time online, surfing the web. In your time with us, you will frequently be asked to participate in online discussions and will occasionally do reviews and presentations. Easy and clear understanding of points is important in such a scenario for acknowledgment of your work and success of the program. So, here are a few rules to keep in mind, that’ll help you to successfully communicate and learn online.
Be a Good Listener: Sit for the class with open eyes and ears. Keep your mind welcoming and be attentive. Read posts or assignments properly before publishing your questions. Avoid duplicating a point already made by your peer.
Be Accurate: When responding to instructors or batch mates, be certain of facts. Never hesitate to admit when you are unsure or when you aren’t aware of ‘already-known’ things.
Be a Beginner: Even if you have prior knowledge, a revision is never a bad choice. Refrain from the tendency to run ahead of others and being apprehensive online. Focus on improving yourself and excelling the skills you already have.
Be Brief: Clear, concise posts or questions in class or community discussion often attracts better responses and encourage conversations from all sides.
Be Professional: Stay positive to change. Feel free to put forward negative points too, when you come across them. Support fellow students in their learning process and create a helping environment.
Be Respectful: Learn to agree to disagree. Highlight points of difficulties & disagreements, and acknowledge teacher’s right to their own opinions. Be open to a different view point.
Be Scholarly: Follow schedules. Avoid late comings in online classroom. Attend classes as a learner and be open to gather new info. Write in academic tone and incorporate quality content in online education.
Be amicable: Bluntly sitting and listening doesn’t boost your thinking power and sends down a negative vibe to the room. Try talking to your batch mates and get to know them. Be an active part of discussions.
Be Diligent: Avoid spamming and constant interruptions. Be patient to receive answers to doubts. Try and give your best to get solutions yourself.
Ensure that you follow all these rules and you’re good to go to the class and make use of your resources!