Online Student Netiquette
At Excel High School, we believe that good online etiquette is the cornerstone of a thriving virtual learning community. In an environment where face-to-face interactions are replaced by digital communication, practicing proper "netiquette" becomes crucial. It's not just about adhering to the rules, it's about building a culture of respect, understanding, and collaboration. We emphasize these values because they are vital in nurturing a safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment. This commitment to excellence in digital conduct is what helps set Excel High School apart, ensuring that our students are not only academically successful but also well-prepared for the nuances of the digital age.
The guidelines listed below are designed to create an inclusive and supportive virtual learning space, ensuring that each student can work without distractions. By respecting these principles, students contribute to a positive learning environment for themselves and their peers, paving the way for academic success and personal growth.
Online Class Guidelines
Be aware of Excel High School's academic integrity policy.
When in doubt, check with your instructor for clarification.
Do not hesitate to ask for feedback.
Be open-minded and be willing to express your opinion.
As a general rule, respect instructors and fellow students.
Use correct spelling and grammar.
Do not dominate any discussion.
Do not use offensive language to students and staff.
Never make fun of someone's academic abilities.
Think before you push the send button.
What Is Considered Good Behavior Online?
Communicating online is a big part of our everyday lives. It is important to understand the rules of online etiquette commonly referred to as Netiquette. Netiquette can be summarized by three simple rules:
Remember that there is a human being on the other end of your communications
Treat that human being with humility and respect.
Do not transmit an online message that you would not be willing to communicate in a face to face environment.
Things You Should Avoid
Avoid: Posting Inappropriate or Off-Topic Comments
Keep all communication relevant and respectful. Focus on contributing constructively to discussions, ensuring that comments are related to the topic at hand and add value to the learning experience.
Don't Interrupt or Dominate Conversations
Practice active listening and allow others to express their thoughts. It's important to share the virtual space equitably, giving all classmates a chance to participate and offer their insights.
Avoid Using All Caps or Excessive Emojis
Maintain a professional tone in all written communication. Use standard punctuation and capitalization to ensure clarity and avoid misunderstandings. Emojis can be used sparingly to convey tone, but they should not replace actual text or be overused.
Don't Ignore Course Guidelines
Stay organized and adhere to the rules and deadlines set by the instructor. Being disciplined about submitting assignments on time and following the course structure demonstrates respect for the educational process and for the instructor’s efforts.