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Guidelines & Expectations for Online Discussions


  1. This a writing space. You are now the PROFESSIONAL student. Proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. are required to achieve the maximum number of points.
  2. Never EVER EVER give out or record personal information on any class website. No one should ever refer to themselves or another student using last names or nick names. These discussions exist as a public space on the Internet. Don’t share anything that you don’t want the world to know. For your safety, be careful what you say, too. Don’t EVER give out your last name, phone number or home address.

  3. Again, this wiki is a public space. And if you put it on the Internet, odds are really good that it will stay on the Internet. Always. That means ten years from now when you are looking for a job, it might be possible for an employer to discover some really hateful and immature things you said when you were younger and more prone to foolish things. Be sure that anything you write you are proud of. It can and will come back to get you if you don’t. Be sure that what you say will not offend anyone in the slightest way.

  4. Never link to something you haven’t read. While it isn’t your job to police the Internet, when you link to something, you should make sure it is something that you really want to be associated with. If a link contains material that might be creepy or make some people uncomfortable, you should probably warn them by using a parenthetical note or some other word of caution.


==Student created list of Discussion Policies [1]



  • I will only use first names (and last initial if necessary)
  • I will not gang up on anyone
  • I am responsible for anything posted in my name
  • I will only post links that are relevant to the topic
  • I will not plagiarize other groups
  • I will try to use “correct” spelling
  • I will write in an “adult like” matter
  • I will stay on topic (I won’t discuss the “latest hotties” or summer plans)
  • I will only link to appropriate websites
  • I won’t say anything I wouldn’t say in school - Remember - Online actions have Offline consequences!
  • I will not use destructive criticism
  • I won’t post personal information about other people or myself
  • I WILL USE COMMON SENSE ( and you all have it - I've seen you use it before)


Online Discussion Grading Rubric



The following Rubric will give you an idea of how these discussions are graded:

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    Hunt, Bud. "Student Created Blog Policies." Web. <http://budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Student_Created_Blog_Policies>.