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Class expectations for online communication

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EdTech 521
Class Expectations
Fall 2009

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Class expectations for online communication

  1. 1. By Erin C . Markus EdTech 521 Fall 2009
  2. 2. Online communication is when a person “talks” to other people using the internet as a tool for communication. This may be between two people back and forth, or a large group of people at one time.
  3. 3. Online communication tools may be:  E-mail  Instant Messaging  Chat rooms  Blogs  Texting on phones or PDA’s  Social Networking Sites (Facebook, MySpace)
  4. 4. What is Netiquette? It is not just a silly word. Let’s break it down: Net= Network Etiquette= proper ways to handle oneself Net + Etiquette = Netiquette!
  5. 5. Do you sit properly at the dinner table? Do you shake hands with somebody new? When you speak to someone, do you want them to understand your words and feelings? Did you learn to say “please” and “thank you” as a child? When you run into someone, do you say “excuse me?”
  6. 6. Did you answer “Yes” to all of the previous questions? If so, you have learned how to use “Etiquette” when in society. Netiquette works the same way.
  7. 7. Just like using proper etiquette while around others, it is equally important to use proper “netiquette” when operating in an online environment. In the following slides, you will learn more about how Netiquette works and see some examples of good and bad Netiquette.
  8. 8. Just like in face-to-face communication, it is possible to yell at someone using the internet. In online communication, YELLING AT SOMEONE IS WHEN YOU WRITE IN ALL CAPITALS!!
  9. 9. You can use capitals when emphasizing a word. Example: I can’t believe you bought the car AND the stereo all in one day. This would be YELLING: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU BOUGHT THE CAR AND THE STEREO ALL IN ONE DAY!
  10. 10. What is an emoticon? Emo= Emotion Icon= Computer generated symbol Emotions + Icons = Emoticons
  11. 11. Emoticons can be used when having an informal conversation with a person or group. Using emoticons tells the other readers how you are feeling while you are typing.
  12. 12. Some Emoticons can be computer generated.
  13. 13. Some Emoticons you can generate yourself. :) Happy :P Tongue out :( Sad <3 Love ;) Wink :O Shock :D Big Grin :/ Annoyed
  14. 14. Acronyms are capital letters put together to represent a longer phrase. Acronyms are used in many different forms of communication, some informal and some formal. It is important to learn the difference between formal and informal use of acronyms.
  15. 15. Formal acronyms are generally used in work, medical, or school settings to represent names of places, procedures, or products. Examples: RNLT: Report no later than EOD: End of Day ASAP: As soon as Possible NYC: New York City
  16. 16. Informal acronyms are most commonly seen in online communication for fun and not related to official circumstances. Examples: LOL: Laugh Out Loud ROFL: Rolling On Floor Laughing TTYL: Talk To You Later OMG: Oh, My Goodness!
  17. 17. Okay Not Okay  E-mail between friends  Online chat rooms for fun  Texting between friends  Instant Messaging between friends  Informal conversations between group members in a class  Informal conversation with classmates or teachers  In an official assignment that must be turned in  When communicating an important issue with your teacher or administrators  When having a group conversation that will be submitted for grading  When your entire group agrees the time is not right for using these (serious talk)
  18. 18. When you are talking in an online conversation, you need to be careful about how you word things and what you say. It is very easy to mis-understand others words because you may not understand their feelings at the time. Tip: Read the sentence back to yourself, if it does not sound polite to you, then it definitely will not to the reader on the other end.
  19. 19. 1. Do not dominate the conversation 2. Keep conversation open-ended so others can input their opinions 3. Do not be quick to judge others comments, ask them questions if you are confused 4. Make sure everybody is included in the conversations and reference other’s statements in your own 5. Use proper formal and informal Netiquette and know when to differentiate the two
  20. 20. When the rules of Netiquette and online communication are followed, learning can be a fun experience. Enjoy using the technology of today, but remember these important tips.

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