In real life, we demonstrate etiquette through our social interactions, such as saying "thank you" and showing up to classes on time. In the online space, it is important to continue to practice etiquette. This is referred to as netiquette.
Netiquette is a set of guidelines that will help you demonstrate appropriate online behaviours. Netiquette is important in the online environment to maintain the professional standards of behaviours that you are expected to demonstrated in the traditional classroom. Netiquette can help you prevent miscommunications and collaborate with your peers online.
Different cultures have different expectations of online communication. Consider the following suggestions before posting or sending a message to your COIL peers:
Consider the following suggestions to ensure that you are practicing netiquette in your email and chat communications:
Consider the following technical guidelines in your email and chat communications:
Connor, P. (n.d.). Netiquette: Ground rules for online discussions. Colorado State University. https://tilt.colostate.edu/TipsAndGuides/Tip/128